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Curso 2017/2018

INGLS BSICO PARA EL PREVENCIONISTA.


UA-1. Workplace Safety.

Autor:
Mnica Del Pino Mendoza Aguiar

Mster Universitario en Prevencin de Riesgos Laborales |


NDICE
Exercise 1. Answer next questions.

Write a sentence using the words provided. Sentences must be meaningful and at
least two lines long.

Exercise 2. Grammar.

Write next verbs in infinitive or ing form.

Exercise 3. What is the main idea of the unit and what added things should be done
in the future? Try to be critical and use proper vocabulary (5 lines).

Exercise 4. There was a terrible accident some years ago. Try to find information
about the event and explain in your owm words what are the causes and how this
could have been avoided (20 lineS).

Gran Canaria, April of 2015: Oil spill reaches coast of Gran Canaria. (Taken from
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/spanish-fuel-oil-spill-russian-oleg-
naydenov-gran-canaria)

Bibliography
Exercise 1. Answer next questions.

Write a sentence using the words provided. Sentences must be meaningful and at
least two lines long.

1. Exposure/hazard.

Wear glasses to avoid eye exposure to splash hazards, in this place there are very toxic
products.

2. Equipment/security

Security equipment is composed of: helmet, gloves and goggles. Do not go outside the
work area without them

3. Noise/hazard

Warning! Loud noise hazard. Hearing protection required. Grab some helmets in the closet
or ask them in reception

4. Tiredness/risk

Tiredness can become an occupational hazard, especially in administrative work. Take a


break, and then continue with your work.

5. Management/accident

Occupational accidents inside the company often occur due to the absence or
mismanagement of the occupational risk prevention department.

6. Materials/safety

Posters, infographics, brochures and leaflets are more widely used security materials
thanks, in part, to their visual content.

7. Repetitive motion/avoid
Avoid repetitive motion and overuse of the arms and legs. Repetitive motions are related
to muscle fatigue and injuries.
8. Security/workers
The aim of occupational risk prevention is to ensure the safety of workers and protect them
from the risks arising from their work.
9. Provider/responsibility

In the warehouse, they will provide you with all the necessary equipment. It is your
responsibility to have all personal protection equipment.

10. Fatality/unpredictable

Construction workers are mostly exposed to fatalities; occupational hazards in this sector
are unpredictable.

Exercise 2. Grammar.

Write next verbs in infinitive or ing form.

1. Why not prepare (prepare) a good meal tonight?


2. It is easier to swim (swim) downstream.
3. He is afraid of going (go) by plane.
4. Cycling (cycle) is good for your health.
5. Before going (go) to bed he switched off the lights.
6. He demanded to speak (speak) to the manager.
7. I couldnt help laughing (laugh).
8. Finally, I managed to finish (finish) the work.
9. Id love to come (come) with you.
10. He tried getting get) a job in a newspaper firm but they wouldnt hire him.
11. You should stop smoking (smoke), Its bad for your health.
12. They will stop to have (have) lunch at twelve.
13. Please remember to bring (bring) your homework.
14. I remember going (go) to the beach as a child.
15. Finally, I remembered to bring (bring) your book. Here it is.
16. Do you remember eating (eat) steak at that little restaurant in Rome?
17. A wedding involves negotiating (negotiate) with everyone in the family.
18. He denies stealing (steal) the money.
19. Julia reported seeing (see) the boys to the police.
20. The teenager refused to go (go) on holidays with her parents.
Exercise 3. What is the main idea of the unit and what added things should be done
in the future? Try to be critical and use proper vocabulary (5 lines).

The main objective of the unit is expressed using the terms and vocabulary, as well as the
specific phrases used by a technician in occupational hazards prevention. As an
improvement, this unit may include an example of a technical form in English as a
template to be filled in by the prevention professional, including answers to the questions
given in the unit. However, unit contents are quite complete, and it has enough exercise.

Exercise 4. There was a terrible accident some years ago. Try to find information
about the event and explain in your own words what are the causes and how this
could have been avoided (20 lines).

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/spanish-fuel-oil-spill-russian-oleg-
naydenov-gran-canaria

The accident that I am going to talk about took place in April, 2015. It was a ship that
wanted to go out to fish when suddenly the ship started to catch fire; this whole situation
was in the seaport of Las Palmas, near other fishing boats and pleasure craft. By the
concern to set fire the rest of boats, the government decided to tow the ship that was
burning out to the sea until the fire was consumed. The danger appeared by the possibility
that the boat sank with 1400 tons of fuel, 30 of diesel and 60 of oil - usual amount for large
fishing vessels-; and before this a large fuel spills and discharges reach the coasts of the
archipelago.

Finally, although similar containment measures to those were taken in 2002 during the
Prestige tankers spill of 60 000 tonnes in the coasts of Galicia, however the measures
were not enough and the spill took place caused serious problems in the fauna, for
example some spotted dolphins and turtles, and in addition the spill reached some Canary
coasts like Tasarte or Taurito beaches.

While the whole crew was evacuated before the explosions began, I think that this
situation could have been avoided if they had used more and better means to extinguish
the fire when the ship was in the port. In addition, it was a mistake to tow the boat offshore,
because the currents diverted the ship to the south, and this is an area mainly tourist and
whose spill could bring economic consequences. On the other hand, mention should be
made of the delay intervention because it had communicate the incident between different
commanders which delayed the containment measures application, and also it was no
taken into account that the south of the island it is a step in the migration of protected
species such as the bottlenose dolphin.

In spite of everything, the accident served to apply new inspection measures in foreign
vessels which fishing in Canary Islands sea.
Bibliography

Diccionario ingls-espaol: Linguee. Consultado en: http://www.linguee.es/espanol-ingles

Hernndez Guerra, C. Ingls Bsico para el Prevencionista. Mster Universitario en


Prevencin de Riesgos Laborales. Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Curso
2016/2017.

Oil spill reaches coast of Gran Canaria. The Guardian Newspaper. Consultado en:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/24/spanish-fuel-oil-spill-russian-oleg-
naydenov-gran-canaria

Seonaid. Perfect English Grammar. Grammar Exercises. Gerunds and Infinitives.


Consultado en: http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com