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Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Tools

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Tools

There are several dangers associated with the use of air tools. First and foremost is the danger of getting hit by one of the tool’s attachments or by some kind of fastener that you are using with the tool. Handling Air Tools Safely: Permit only experienced and trained people to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Air Tools

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Air Tools

Air tools are powered by compressed air and include chippers, drills, hammers, sanders, spray guns, air ratchets, grinders, nibblers, needle scalers, and many more. There are several dangers associated with the use of air tools. First and foremost is the danger of getting hit by one of the tool’s attachments...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working in Hot Environments

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working in Hot Environments

Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to heat in their workplaces. Although illness from exposure to heat is preventable, every year thousands become sick from occupational heat exposure; and some cases are fatal. Most outdoor fatalities, 50% to 70%, occur in the first few days of working in warm or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working in Hot Environments

Safety Tip of the Week – Working in Hot Environments

Labor-intense activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating. Heat illness initially may manifest itself as heat rash or heat cramps but can quickly escalate to heat exhaustion and then heat stroke if simple preventative measures are not followed. Should...

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

A common hazard that can be overlooked is the trip hazard. While falls are undoubtedly responsible for the majority of the fatalities, trips cause far too many injuries in the workplace. Trip Hazards: There is an endless list of possible trip hazards found in a workplace: Extension cords; Tools, equipment,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Each year, millions of workers suffer workplace injuries that could have been prevented. Some of the most common and preventable injuries are cuts and lacerations. Although statistical data differs from study to study, cuts and lacerations often rank as the second or third most frequent workplace injury. Approximately 30 percent...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Each year, millions of workers suffer workplace injuries that could have been prevented. Some of the most common and preventable injuries are cuts and lacerations. Although statistical data differs from study to study, cuts and lacerations often rank as the second or third most frequent workplace injury. Approximately 30 per-cent...