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Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely on Scaffolding

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely on Scaffolding

Every year nearly 100 fatalities and 10,000 injuries occur on scaffolding across the country, despite numerous safety regulations aimed to prevent such incidents. The good news is, proper training can prevent almost all scaffold accidents. Scaffold hazards: Falls from elevation, due to lack of fall protection; Collapse of the scaffold,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Static Electricity

Weekly Safety Meeting – Static Electricity

Static Electricity can occur when materials are rubbed together, such as walking across carpet while wearing wool socks. Static charges can develop when a liquid passes through a pipe or through an opening into a tank or drum. A static spark is a discharge of electricity across a gap between...

Safety Tip of the Week – Static Electricity

Safety Tip of the Week – Static Electricity

Static electricity is generated by friction or by the quick separation of materials. Walking across a carpet generates static electricity. You can feel the charge as you touch a door handle. The spark produced from this discharge usually contains enough energy to ignite flammable vapors if those vapors are in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Hazards

Many small things influence our lives; and not paying attention to them can sometimes have disastrous consequences…especially when it comes to safety. Fortunately, most of us have been trained to keep an eye out for the “big hazards” that could cause injury. But, sometimes, it’s the little or unnoticed hazards...

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Hazards

Many small things influence our lives; and not paying attention to them can sometimes have disastrous consequences, especially when it comes to safety. Fortunately, most of us have been trained to keep an eye out for the “big hazards” that could cause injury. But, sometimes, it’s the little or unnoticed...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Air Compressors

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Air Compressors

Compressed air is present across just about every industry; companies are using compressed air for many functions, from running huge equipment to powering simple air tools. Compressed air is a valuable utility and is a safe power source when used properly. As with any other energy-carrying power source, compressed air...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Compressors

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Compressors

Compressed air is a valuable utility and a safe power source when used properly. As with any other energy- carrying power source, compressed air should be regarded with caution and handled with care to avoid accidents and user injury. General safety requirements for compressed air: All pipes, hoses, and fittings...