Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Check List: Self-Regulated Safety and Security

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday
Be sure the food you eat is safe. Pesticide residue is common in fruits and vegetables.

1. On Food – Number 1 determinant of good health.
• Cook at home, minimize eat-out habit. Plan menu and nutrition.
• Avoid residues of antibiotics and pesticide, artificial additives, coloring, aspartame, salitre, potassium bromate
• Avoid overly processed food – overmilled rice
• Prevent possible poisoning – Bohol incident of cassava cake poisoning
• Prevent diseases like – Hepatitis A

2. Medicine and Drugs
• Follow doctor’s advice, maintain family doctor’s relationship
• No self-medication, especially antibiotics
• Overdose – follow prescription and dosage
• Don’t be a “guinea pig” to new medicine and drugs.
• Allergy could be more serious than you think.
• Exercise care in using herbals and natural remedies. See your doctor

3. Home accidents
• Make a list of possible accidents that can happen in your home.
• Kitchen – LPG, knife
• Garden – tools (mechanical and manual) – rake, hoe, etc
• Garage – car repair, tools, fire
• Home repair is one of the main causes of accidents.
• Be alert against burglars.
• First Aid at hand always

4. Road accidents
• Stop-look-and-listen always
• Be alert, follow traffic signs
• Keep vehicle in tiptop condition
• Defensive driving always
• Respect the pedestrians
• Don’t drive when you are not in good condition (drinking, medicine, lack of sleep, emotional problems, poor eyesight)
• No over speeding, avoid bad habit in driving

5. Personal Safety
• Keep good health
• Uphold Values always
• Don't indulge in Vices
• Positive outlook - emotional and psychological, spiritual

6. Infants and young children
• Make a checklist of do's and don’ts
• Don’t leave them alone at home. Governess, nanny/yaya must be trained.
• Special attention to babies; there’s no substitute to parents, followed by grandparents and relatives.
• It’s advisable to have children accompanied by trusted persons.
• Regular medical checkup

7. Government policies and regulations

• Follow the law always
• Professional services, thus board exams for professionals
• Government advisories on red tide, typhoon, etc.
• Be familiar with governmental setup and functions.

8. Socio-spiritual
• Fatalism is prelude to accidents
• Avoid crowded areas.
• Avoid mobs, demonstrations, strikes, stampede (Wowowee at the Ultra, football stampede.)
• Black Nazarene procession (Quiapo). Don't be a fanatic.

9. Schools
• Join fire drills, earthquake drills
• Exercise safety on the playground, and demos (pyramid)
. Follow laboratory rules and precaution

10. Entertainment centers
• Be careful with circus animals
• Merry-go-rounds can be dangerous
• Avoid shock and trauma

11. Environment
• Avoid toxic metals, contaminants
• Don't pollute, help minimize pollution.
• Help control pest and diseases
• Be aware of the dangers of sports - swimming, mountain climbing

12. Workplace  
• Varies in risk. Industry is more risky, followed by agriculture
• Follow safety rules in the workplace (factory)
• Be alert, have presence of mind always.
• Work in group for risky work.
• Join fire and earthquake drills.
• Maintain good health and working condition.
Workplace issues
(For Discussion)
  • Workplace conflict: A specific type of conflict that occurs in the workplace.
  • Workplace counterproductive behavior: Employee behavior that goes against the goals of an organization.
  • Workplace democracy: The application of democracy in all its forms to the workplace.
  • Workplace discrimination: Discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation.
  • Workplace diversity: Theory that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce is better able to understand the demographics of the marketplace it serves.
  • Workplace empowerment: Provides employees with opportunities to make their own decisions with regards to their tasks.
  • Workplace evaluation: A tool employers use to review the performance of an employee.
  • Workplace friendship Directly related to several other area of study including cohesion, job satisfaction, organizational commitment and intention to leave.
  • Workplace gender inequality: Relates to wage discrimination and career advancement.
  • Workplace gossip: Idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.
  • Workplace health surveillance: The removal of the causative factors of disease.
  • Workplace morale: Workplace events play a large part in changing employee morale, such as heavy layoffs, the cancellation of overtime, canceling benefits programs, and the lack of union representation.
  • Workplace privacy: Employees typically must relinquish some of their privacy while at the workplace, but how much can be a contentious issue.
  • Workplace probation: A status given to new employees of a company or business.
  • Workplace safety: Occupational safety and health is a category of management responsibility in places of employment.
  • Workplace spirituality: A grassroots movement with individuals seeking to live their faith and/or spiritual values in the workplace.
  • Workplace strategy: The dynamic alignment of an organization’s work patterns with the work environment to enable peak performance and reduce costs.
  • Workplace stress: The harmful physical and emotional response that occurs when there is a poor match between job demands and the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.
  • Workplace training: Skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement.
  • Workplace violence Violence that originates from employees or employers and threatens employers and/or other employees.
  • Workplace wellness: Program offered by some employers to support behavior conducive to the health of employees.
Sources: Living with Nature in Our Times by AV Rotor, UST Publishing House; Internet  Wikipedia 

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