Best Practices for Sanding Related Risks

By paying attention to the sanding related risks, they can either be minimized or completely reduced.

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If sanding related risks are not adequately addressed they can lead to injuries.

It all starts with a risk assessment in order to identify the hazards associated with a particular work task.

How to do a risk assessment?

Analyze, Plan, Document

An assessment of risks has become a legal requirement, essentially to ensure that the risks taken by a worker carrying out a specific task are acceptable and that the risks of harm occurring due to various factors are eliminated or reduced.

The requirements of a risk assessment can be devided into five steps:

  1. Collect information
  2. Identify hazards
  3. Assess risk arising from hazards
  4. Plan actions to eliminate or reduce risk
  5. Document risk assessment

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How to Manage the Occupational Risks Associated with Sanding

The presence of employees is crucial when doing a risk assessment.

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Include Everyone

The importance of including employees

From an organisation’s point of view, it is vital – and a legal requirement – that the employer place high importance on the safety and health of workers.  Workers who know that their employers are concerned for their wellbeing and value their contribution are likely to thrive in the workplace.

Do Together

The importance of creating a community

Employee engagement and consultation help create an involved workforce, and open channels of communication that allow for honest dialogue will contribute to improved workplace relationships. Steps taken in the right direction will create change for the better.

Create a Culture

The importance of an open culture

A culture of safety – whether good or poor – generally starts at the top, but it is just as important for workers to be involved with identifying the hazards and developing methods to reduce the risks.

Eliminate and reduce risks related to sanding

Protect the Safety and Health of the Workforce

Sanding is a commonplace task in numerous industries, such as construction, manufacturing, collision repair, woodworking and furniture-making.

The primary hazards associated with sanding are dust, noise, hand-arm vibration and psychosocial risk factors. However, hazards can be and should be managed. Although protecting the safety and health of the workforce is sufficient reason in itself to undertake risk assessments and act on them, there are wider benefits in doing so that will accrue to the company, the industry in which it operates, and the wider community.

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Eliminating or reducing the risks arising from sanding related hazards means less downtime and a happier workforce.

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In this whitepaper, we consider the hazards associated with the task of sanding and the harms that can result from prolonged exposure to those hazards.

We go into the deep and explore:

  • What is sanding and why is it a necessary process?
  • Sanding-related hazards, such as dust, noise, and hand-arm vibration
  • Best-practice solutions for sanding-related activities

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