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Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Batteries are used to power our automobiles, trucks, tractors, and construction or power equipment. There are different types of batteries such as lead-acid batteries, gel cells, and lead-calcium batteries. Most batteries contain sulfuric acid and lead. Because batteries contain chemicals, chemical reaction by-products, and an electrical current they can pose...

Safety Tip of the Week – Battery Charging Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Battery Charging Safety

Because batteries contain chemicals, chemical reaction by-products, and an electrical current, they can pose a hazard to workers if not handled properly. Workers that operate, maintain, and recharge batteries should use caution. Battery Charging Dos: Wear gloves and suitable eye protection— preferably goggles or a visor; Wear a plastic apron...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Many companies consider lifting and rigging work tasks to be high hazard. There are a lot of hazards that accompany lifting any loads with cranes or equipment. It is important to not only understand proper rigging techniques, but also the hazards that accompany this type of work task. Annually about...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Annually about 50 riggers are killed when loads have slipped from the rigging or when the rigging has failed. Some Dos and Don’ts to Remember: Name one member of the crew to act as the signal person and instruct the equipment operator to recognize signals from that person only; Rigger...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed,...