Friday, August 29, 2008

Blog Report 18/July to 30/Aug

I wondered before writing this-whether I need to have something called as a monthly report??.I gave a thought and decided to go ahead.Eventhough,my blog is just new,I am proud to present this report.
  • The Alexa ranking of the blog jumped from 18,781,964 to 12,279,173.For the people who have not heard about Alexa,they are the website who rank blogs and website based on the traffic
  • As of today I had 1039 visitors,25 e-mail subscribers.For a new blog this quite fascinating.
  • The Quiz competition hosted on this blog received a tremendous response and once again congratulations for the winners and thanks for the Sponsors-Amrutha Agency
  • I have been receiving lot of appreciations from the EHS Community for starting this blog and everyone's expectation is that,I continue to provide more and more informations

This is it.Hope that I will have more things to write in my next blog report.Till then Happy reading.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Plastic Drinking water bottles - A menace

How many of us have seen this??How many of us are practising this??.Using the same old plastic bottle to drink water and than throw it in the dustbin.These bottles get mixed with the regular paper wastes/garbages and later on poses great difficulty in disposing.

There are situations where using a plastic bottle may be very much necessary,but what about in other situations.

Following things needs to be practised,for better environment upkeep.

  • Take your own water bottles(food grade and not low grade plastic bottles) to office.Fill it with the drinking water available.This would avoid,throwing away plastic bottles after one gulp.You can use your bottle for months together,thus avoiding daily dump

  • Advice your family members also on this.Advice you collegues on the importance of not using new plastic bottles everyday,and throwing the used one

  • Advice you company administration department on the plastic menance and also cost reduction of not using new plastic bottles everyday.

Protection of environment and prevention of pollution must start from "YOU".Never develop the attitude that one person i.e YOU not caring for environment will not have negative impact.Just imagine what will happen if 1000 people think like you.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Safety Quiz - Results

Its now time to announce the result of the quiz hosted on this blog
Of all the entries received 90% of the participants have given correct answers.The only question that required lot of tweaking was the 2nd Question.Eventhough the correct answer is 75 cms,many of them have sent proofs/etc that it is 100cms and 150 cms,depending on the weight of the extinguisher.
The purpose of this quiz is not to create confusion or arguments,so the sponsors Amrutha agency have instructed me that to consider the answer if it is 75-100-150 cms as correct..
So the answers are:
1.Waste eletrical and electronic equipment
2.75-100-150 cms
4.Methyl Iso cyanate
5.Hazard and Operability Study.

Of the correct entries,Amrutha agency has selected the following as winners through drawing of lots.
I prize(Rs 1000) : Ms.Shilpa Kumari
II Prize ( Rs 500):Mr.Bhaumik Amin
III Prize (Rs.250 each)
-Dr.Chetana Rohit

Winners kindly contact me at along with the address to which the cheque has to be sent and also the correct name to be mentioned on the cheque.
Thanks for participating in the quiz.There will be more quizzes on the way and the prize amount will also be more.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Job Opportunity : Safety Officers for MNC

An automobile giant in Bangalore is looking for qualified safety professionals ,who are well verse with Safety Legislations,Audits,trainings for its plant in Bangalore.Those interested can mail their resume to

Monday, August 11, 2008

Toys for Children - Safety Hazard

Just look at these photoes.This was a toy Piano bought by one of my neighbour for his 2 year old child.The cost of this is Rs.125.This gives an impression to everyone that it is a good buy.I tried playing with it(of course to test the quality),the sound output was fantastic and I also watched the child thoroughly enjoying with it.My neighbour had a feeling that he had purchased a product which was really worthy.This was the feeling till I stumbled upon a greatest safety hazard in the toy.

The toy is battery operated and if you carefully observe the battery chamber,you can see that the outer cover has not been secured with a screw.This will eventually lead the battery to be exposed.Just imagine the situation,if the child gets hold of this batteries.

I have seen the similar products in other countries(like Singapore,USA).There it is ensured that the battery is housed in chambers and the outer cover has a screw that is present to tighten it.This will ensure that the child playing with the toy,will never get hold of the batteries

The question to ask is why this double standards.In countries like Singapore great safety standards are practised and when it comes to India "Anything is OK" mindset.

What are the authorities saying??

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Quiz -So far

Friends,Its been great going..We are receiving lot of entries for the quiz competition we had hosted.The sponsors are really thrilled by the way people are responding.
Keep going and remember the last date is 15th August 2008.You may also like to request your friends to participate.
The sponsors have given me a hint that they will be hosting many such competitions and in future the prize amount also will be increased.
Happy quizzing.

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