A service of Safety Unlimited, Inc.

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Corrosives

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Corrosives

Corrosive chemicals can burn, irritate, or destructively attack living tissue. When inhaled or ingested, lung and stomach tissues are affected. Materials with corrosive properties can be either acidic (low pH) or basic (high pH). Cleaning compounds may contain acids or bases. Before using a material, always read the Safety Data...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Corrosives

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Corrosives

Corrosive materials are present in almost any workplace, either by themselves or contained in other products, such as cleaning agents. Materials with corrosive properties can be either acidic (low pH) or basic (high pH). Common acid corrosives include hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, acetic acid, and nitric acid. Common alkaline/bases include...

Safety Tip of the Week – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

With the average 55-gallon drum weighing between 400-600 lbs., manually transporting, decanting, or otherwise handling drums is not only physically demanding, but a potentially dangerous task for any worker. Risk Factors At least four serious injuries can occur if a 55-gallon drum is not handled safely: fractures, lacerations, hernias, and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

Industrial drums of any size pose a significant workplace risk for anyone employed in warehousing or material handling occupations. With the average 55-gallon drum weighing between 400-600 lb., manually transporting, decanting, or otherwise handling drums is not only physically demanding, but a potentially dangerous task for any workers. In the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Toxic Materials

Safety Tip of the Week – Toxic Materials

Safe handling and safe work procedures are crucial for workplaces where individuals use toxic materials. It is vital that people working with hazardous materials such as toxics are properly trained regarding the potential hazards. In General, When Handling Toxic Materials: Use only the smallest amount necessary to do the job;...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Toxic Materials

Weekly Safety Meeting – Toxic Materials

If you look up the word ‘toxic’ in most any dictionary, you’ll find that it means “poisonous.” Most people want nothing do with poisonous materials, but many people work with them every day. In fact, toxic materials have thousands of uses in industry. Many of the benefits we enjoy, such...

Safety Tip of the Week – Rules for Safe Ladder Use

Safety Tip of the Week – Rules for Safe Ladder Use

Virtually every single ladder accident could and should have been prevented. It only takes a little bit of common sense about ladder safety to prevent an accident from occurring while using ladders. Four Rules for Safe Use of Ladders: Pick the right ladder for the job you are going to...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

Are you using a red plastic gas can? If so, you may be living with a ticking time bomb. Deadly explosions causing catastrophic burn injuries and deaths are occurring across America due to the absence of a flame arrestor in the canister. OSHA states “Only approved containers and portable tanks...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Are you using a red plastic gas can? If so, you may be living with a ticking time bomb. Deadly explosions causing catastrophic burn injuries and deaths are occurring across America due to the absence of a flame arrester in the canister. Gasoline is an extremely flammable liquid fuel. It...