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Pregnant women and people with metallic implants or cardiac pacemakers may be at particular risk from RFR. Ultraviolet radiation Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause not only sunburn but also lasting skin damage, premature skin aging and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. UV exposure also increases the risk of UV induced damage to the lens and cornea of the eye. UVR exposure can also result from artificial sources for example, from germicidal lamps and quartz-halogen lights. Designers need to identify ultraviolet risks associated with the plant they are designing. For example a designer of mobile plant should safeguard the driver from exposure to ultra violet radiation by incorporating an effective canopy into the design in order to eliminate or minimise the risk. SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA MEMBERS’ MEETING 6 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 PAGE 43 OF 52
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7.11 Risk of being trapped Where there is a risk of a person becoming trapped or enclosed within the plant, measures should be included to bring the plant to an immediate stop or prevent the plant being activated while a person is in that position, for example presence sensing systems used together with control systems that de-energise the plant. For mobile plant, the risk of the operator being trapped if the plant overturns can be minimised with rollover protective structures. 7.12 Hazardous chemicals Plant should be designed and manufactured to eliminate or minimise the release of any substances which are hazardous. This extends to controlling hazardous waste. 7.13 Combined plant Where you have arranged plant to work in combination with other plant or parts of other plant, it must be designed so that the stop controls, including the emergency stop control, can not only stop the plant itself but all other plant related to the operation if the continued operation of the plant can present a risk to the operator or others. Designers must provide information about combined plant to the manufacturer and ensure that the instructions for operating the plant provide guidance for end users. 7.14 Stability Unstable plant is a hazard. It can topple, parts can fall off or it can unexpectedly move and result in workers or others in the workplace suffering crushing or impact injuries. Designers should ensure that plant is designed to be stable and without risk of overturning, falling or unexpected movement during erection or installation and under all operating conditions. It may be necessary for you to consult with other stakeholders such as manufacturers, erectors/installers and end users. Detailed erection, modification and dismantling procedures should be provided by the designer in writing to prevent unstable plant at the workplace. Stability testing requirements for the pant can be developed and specified at the design stage and verified after manufacture.
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