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Mobile Phone is Dangerous

Purpose:
Highlighting the dangers of continuous use of mobile phones on health and work related activities.

General dangers of mobile phone usage:
Mobile phone users and other people sorrounding them are subject to the following dangers;

  1. Health Risk: the electromagnetic radiation generated from the phone may cause fatigue, headachs, burning sensation on the skin. Heavy & contuinuous use of mobile phone may cause cancer and infurtility.
  2. Driving Hazard due to distraction: using mobile phone during driving cause the driver to divert his attention and concentration on the road and trafic movements.
  3. Phone Unit is dangerous: Defective batteries and heat may cause the unit to explode.
  4. The wave generated from the phone may activate other devices such as explosives.
  5. Mobile phones are generally considered as a distraction device. It makes the user to loose his/her attention if used during physical work or any other work requires mental concentration.

ADC Requirements and Prevention Measures:
Driving:
ADC prohibits the use of mobile phone during driving.
Never answer the phone during driving the vehicle. If you do have to answer the phone for any reason, pull off the road avoiding traffic and take the call.

Rig Location:
ADC prohibits the use of mobile phone during work due to the following reasons..

  • Mobile phones are distraction device which may harm the employee and cause accidents.
  • Mobile phones may accidentally activate explosives or other electronic based equipment due to the wave generated from the phone.

Requirements & Accountability:

  1. Employee to adhere to the requirements by signing a document NOT to carry the mobile phone unit to the work site.
  2. Failure to comply will result in a disciplinary action up to termination.

Remedial Actions:

  1. Each rig/base location to discuss the ALERT with the crew.
  2. Each rig/base location to prepare a signoff sheet adhering to the requirements & accountability. The signoff sheet shall be sent to the rig/location manager and copy to QHSE department.