UN’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on April 28th to promote the prevention of accidents at work and occupational diseases worldwide. The purpose of the day is to draw worldwide attention to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) legislation and promote the importance of safety and health culture in the workplace. Occupational health and safety work is all about cooperation and as such both employees and employers are responsible for matters concerning OSH.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), each year 340 million work-related accidents happen globally. Hazardous substances are one of the biggest causes of occupational accidents, diseases, and work-related deaths – and are estimated to cause over 600 000 deaths annually. Traditionally, fouling in industrial processes is removed with hazardous chemicals or mechanical labor, thus increasing the risk of harm to employees’ health and work-related accidents. In addition to the potentially severe injuries, and illnesses to workers who handle hazardous chemical, they can also cause significant damage to facilities and the environment.
Occupational health and safety is also one of our key stakeholders’ main topic of concerns. Our customers, in general, have a zero work-related accident policy to minimize work-related accidents and focus on safety and well-being of their employees. Therefore, when looking for new sustainable technologies to clean or keep processes clean, in addition to increasing production efficiency, decreasing maintenance breaks and emissions, our customers are looking to improve workplace safety.
To achieve zero work-related accidents, innovative technologies like Altum’s Zero-Process-Downtime (ZPD) ultrasonic cleaning solution will be required. Let’s keep the workplace safe without the risk of toxic, hazardous chemicals, and labor-intensive high-pressure cleaning!