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Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Lead

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Lead

Lead exposure can occur during a variety of job activities. Lead is common in a wide range of materials including paints and other coatings, lead mortars, and base metals, which may be welded on or abrasive blasted. Lead presents a potentially serious occupational health hazard when the lead-containing particulates become...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safely Working with Lead

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safely Working with Lead

It used to be thought that only children were exposed to lead poisoning hazards which occurred mostly from eating lead-based paint chips from doors or windows in the home. This is no longer the case. Studies conducted over the past few years now suggest many adults are exposed to lead...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cell Phone Use and Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Cell Phone Use and Safety

Cell phones can be a dangerous distraction. When used inappropriately these devices can get employees in trouble at work as well as potentially cause serious injury. Recognizing and Responding to Unsafe Cell Phone Use: To avoid committing unsafe acts, we must make safety our top priority in every task we...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cell Phone Use and Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cell Phone Use and Safety

Employees often bring their cell phones to work, a choice that could potentially cause numerous hazards on the job. Cell phones can be a dangerous distraction in the workplace, just like other workplace distractions such as horseplay and chattering with co-workers. Cell phones can cause us to lose focus on...

Safety Tip of the Week – Air Sampling in Confined Spaces

Safety Tip of the Week – Air Sampling in Confined Spaces

Air testing is required for two distinct purposes: evaluation of the hazards of the permit space and verification that acceptable conditions exist for entry into that space. Evaluation Testing: The atmosphere within a confined space must be tested using equipment that is designed to detect the chemicals that may be...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Air Sampling in Confined Spaces

Weekly Safety Meeting – Air Sampling in Confined Spaces

Air Sampling is required for two distinct purposes: evaluation of the hazards of the permit space and verification that acceptable conditions exist for entry into that space. A confined space is one that is large enough to enter and perform assigned work in. It has limited or restricted ways to...

Safety Tip of the Week – Excavation and Trenching Dangers

Safety Tip of the Week – Excavation and Trenching Dangers

You can be trapped before there is time to react. So, it is important that every excavation be prepared correctly, allowing you to complete your job safely and efficiently. Remember that every trench is different. Soil type, moisture content, depth, configuration, proximity to existing structures, and location of spoil piles...