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Weekly Safety Meeting – Calibrating and Testing Direct-Reading Portable Gas Monitors (DRPGM)

Weekly Safety Meeting – Calibrating and Testing Direct-Reading Portable Gas Monitors (DRPGM)

DRPGMs are designed to alert workers to toxic gases, oxygen-deficient, combustible atmospheres existing in workplace environments. Some examples of these include permit-required confined spaces, manholes, and other enclosed spaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards require the use of gas monitors for permit-required confined spaces, hazardous waste operations,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Calibrating and Testing Direct-Reading Portable Gas Monitors (DRPGM)

Safety Tip of the Week – Calibrating and Testing Direct-Reading Portable Gas Monitors (DRPGM)

Our monitors are designed to alert us to the presence of toxic gases, and oxygen-deficient, combustible atmospheres existing in our workplace environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards require employers to develop standard procedures for calibrating and using DRPGMs, including documentation verifying proper maintenance and calibration of their instruments....

Safety Tip of the Week – Eye and Face Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Eye and Face Protection

Many workers are injured or blinded from work- related eye incidents that could have been prevented with the use of properly selected eye and face protection. What is Getting into Your Eyes and Your Face? Splashes from chemicals, such as solvents and acids; Liquids or gases under pressure present a...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Eye and Face Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Eye and Face Protection

Each year many people are injured or blinded by work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the use of properly selected eye and face protection. No one goes to work expecting to damage or lose their eyesight. Yet, an estimated 2,000 workplace eye injuries that require medical attention...

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Backovers

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Backovers

Backover incidents are not infrequent. They occur when a vehicle is in the action of backing up and strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. How Do Backover Incidents Occur? Backover accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, such as: Drivers don’t see a...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

Backover incidents are not infrequent in the workplace. They occur when a vehicle is in the action of backing up and strikes or runs over a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. How Do Backover Incidents Occur? The reality is that...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Warehouse Electrical Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Warehouse Electrical Safety

In industry, we typically have a warehouse where we receive products and goods, and from which we ship production items. Warehouse workers can face many kinds of hazards, but with proper design considerations, planning, and training these hazards can be controlled and warehouse work remain safe. Warehouses often contain a...

Safety Tip of the Week – Warehouse Electrical Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Warehouse Electrical Safety

Warehouse workers can face many kinds of hazards, but with proper design considerations, planning, and training you can recognize and control those hazards and remain safe. Warehouses can often contain a variety of electrical equipment and systems, and employers are tasked with ensuring the workplace is free from recognized electrical...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Falls From Ladders

Weekly Safety Meeting – Falls From Ladders

Falls are one of the leading causes of death in industry and construction; and every year falls from ladders make up nearly a third of those deaths. These falls from ladders are preventable and lives can be saved by following the safe work practices we will describe in what follows....

Safety Tip of the Week – Falls From Ladders

Safety Tip of the Week – Falls From Ladders

According to OSHA, falls are one of the leading causes of death in industry and construction. Every year falls from ladders make up nearly a third of those deaths. Following safe work practices can prevent those fatalities. Safety Work Practices We should adopt safe work practices, ensuring our safety from...