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Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

There are approximately 400,000 back injuries each year. They are the leading source of lost time injuries and cost billions of dollars annually, not to mention the hours, days, or even months of disabling pain. In construction work, material is constantly being moved or lifted, and most often the lifter...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

There are approximately 400,000 back injuries each year. They are the leading source of lost time injuries and cost billions of dollars annually, not to mention the hours, days, or even months of disabling pain. In construction work, material is constantly being moved or lifted, and most often the lifter...

Safety Tip of the Week – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

Safety Tip of the Week – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

American National Standards Institute Z89.1 (ANSI Z89.1)- approved hard hats are designed to protect you from the impact of falling objects, and with some types, from accidental contact with electrical current. However, the way we take care for our hard hats can have a big impact on how well they...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

American National Standards Institute Z89.1 (ANSI Z89.1)-approved hard hats are designed to protect you from the impact of falling objects and, with some types, from accidental contact with electrical current. However, the way we take care for our hard hats can have a big impact on how well they do...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

About 3,200 people nationwide received hospital treatment for workshop grinder, buffer, and polisher injuries during 2017. Injuries occurred to hands, fingers, and eyes and included lacerations, contusions, skin abrasions, corneal abrasions, and tissue damage caused by foreign objects becoming lodged in the eye. These are powerful, useful tools, but they...

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Secure both pedestal and bench style grinders securely to the floor or workbench to prevent movement during usage. Store grinding wheels carefully on racks in dry places, and visually inspect them for warping, chips, cracks or other damage before installation. Check the following before using your grinder: The wheel guard...

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Changing weather is often nature’s way of telling you that winter is on its way. Whether you like it or not, it can happen while you’re on the job. The best you can do is prepare for this phenomenon. After all, when you’re uncomfortable, you’re more at risk of making...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

It’s probably happened to you more than one once. You’re out in the field on a cloudy day when suddenly, cool gusts of wind blow your way. Before long, a biting cold creeps inside your body and you end up shivering on the job. Because you did not expect this...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. Some cylinders commonly found in the workplace are restraining up to two tons of pressure. If the cylinder...

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. Use of Cylinders: Be sure all connections are tight. Use soapy water to locate leaks. Keep cylinders valves,...