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What is a near-miss?

A “near-miss” is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Other familiar terms for these near misses are a “narrow escape” or in the case of moving objects, “near collision” or a “near hit”.

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What is a hazard?

Anything capable of causing harm or damage to people, property, environment in any possible way, is called a hazard. It is defined as “a source of exposure to danger” that can lead to injuries, illnesses or damage to property or the environment.

1_Applying_for_a_business_loan_in_dubai Health and Safety

With its attractive tax policies and ease of doing business, Dubai is an ideal location to set up a new business venture. If you are looking to obtain sufficient capital to finance your new business, you can choose to apply for various types of business loans. Securing this funding is a stepping stone towards successfully starting a business in Dubai and ensuring its survival.


This blog will guide you through the top tips for applying for a business loan in Dubai.

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What are office safety hazards?

You may think working in a comfy, climate-controlled office is safe and hazard-free, but there can be risks to your safety and health. Office workers suffer numerous injuries or work-related health problems each year.

Slips and trips are the most common office accident, accounting for the greatest number of injuries, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Other office hazards include sprains and strains, poor workstation ergonomics, indoor air-quality problems, insufficient or excessive lighting, noise, fire and electrical hazards.

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What are eye injuries and when do they occur?

Our face structure is designed to naturally protect our eyes from injuries, however, unexpected accidents do occur. Getting sand or soap in the eye is minor, as long as the foreign object or substance is flushed out promptly with tears or water without rubbing, which may scratch the cornea.

Eye injuries can happen at home, restaurants, at work, anywhere while doing yard work, cooking, playing, cleaning, painting, repairing, or setting off fireworks.

What are the symptoms of eye injuries?

  • Eye swelling
  • Blunt trauma
  • Chemical burns: Getting unexpectedly splashed or sprayed in the eye by substances other than clean water can be very scary
  • Penetrating or foreign objects in the eye
  • Eye scratches (corneal abrasions)
  • Bleeding

How to prevent eye injuries

Follow these tips to prevent eye injuries:

  • Wear protective glasses or goggles: Eye protection is especially important during work or activities that put you at a higher risk of an eye injury. Wear appropriate eye protection when using chemicals or using power tools. Make sure your protective eyewear allows for good peripheral vision and is comfortable
  • Store chemicals safely: Place detergents, cleaners, bleach and other chemicals out of reach of children. Protect your eyes when using cleaning products. Ensure containers are suitably labelled
  • Protection: Placement of machine guards, safety screens, and shields can reduce the risk of foreign particles entering the eye during grinding, drilling, or handling liquids
  • Training: Make sure employees have the proper training on both the tools they will be using and the equipment they will use to keep themselves safe
  • Minimize injury: Make sure that when doing jobs that are hazardous, others are directed to stay out of the area to minimize risk to them
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible following an injury, particularly if you have pain in the eye, blurred vision or loss of any vision