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jewellry policy rules

Post by afdmello » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi Folks,

It will be sincerely appreciated if any forum members can share their jewelry policy or rules for a machine shop with welding and metal forming equipment like shears, crimpers, conveyors

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Re: jewellry policy rules

Post by Waterbaby » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm

Bump ./thumbsup..

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Re: jewellry policy rules

Post by wendolene26 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:26 am

I've done a quick search on google (other search engines are available.... ./thumbsup.. ) and the same phrases come up time and again regarding jewellery (and loose hair/clothing) in the workplace:

Do not wear ties, loose clothing, jewellery, etc. around moving or rotating machinery. Long hair must be tied back or covered to keep it away from moving machinery. Hand protection in the form of suitable gloves should be used for handling hot objects, glass, or sharp-edged items.

Something along these lines should suffice. The one I've quoted talks about moving or rotating machinery. Yours could be adapted to say that no jewellery should be worn in the workshop. Do you have a locker room where the workers leave their coats/snacks. They could remove jewellery and leave it in their locker. It's far too easy for jewellery to catch on something and be the cause of nips or entanglement.

I would say these days, it's fairly common practice for sites (where appropriate) to have a no jewellery policy.

Hope this helps,

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Re: jewellry policy rules

Post by afdmello » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks folks for the input.
I did communicate the rules. Now the question is does this apply to everyone going to the shop or only the workers?
should visitors be covered by this rule?
Office staff visit the shop sometimes to verify the fabrication vs the drawing. This visit is in the welding section and not with rotating machines.

What is common practice?

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Re: jewellry policy rules

Post by ddlh » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:09 pm

Sorry to state what looks obvious to me - but it is down to the risk associated with the activities required - so do the risk assessment and use that as evidence to support your decision.

Some companies will go for a blanket ban as sometimes there are too many different scenarios

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Re: jewellry policy rules

Post by afdmello » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:22 pm

Thanks

That's what we did. It is far difficult to manage exceptions.

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