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Weekly Safety Meeting – Pressure Washer Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pressure Washer Safety

There are many different types of injuries that can occur while using a pressure washer. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 6,057 people went to an emergency room with injuries related to pressure washer use in 2018. While the pressure of the water can be considered the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Pressure Washer Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pressure Washer Safety

A pressure washer is an excellent tool for housekeeping, site prep, cleaning construction equipment, etc. But there are many different types of injuries that can occur while using a pressure washer. Hazards from the high- pressure water jet include flying debris, burns, slipping falls, strains/sprains, hose connection failures, and lacerations...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Electric Pallet Jacks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Electric Pallet Jacks

Electric pallet jacks, often called “pallet trucks,” are designed for lifting and transporting palletized materials over relatively short distances. They come in many different types and styles and are vital to daily operations in today’s industry. Even though they seem simple to use, they can be very dangerous when used...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Prevention and Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Prevention and Protection

Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), most of these fatalities and disabling...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Prevention and Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Prevention and Protection

Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), most of these fatalities and disabling...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Silica Dust

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Silica Dust

There has been much discussion about silica dust in the past few years. OSHA has issued a regulation to help protect workers from overexposure to this dust. It has been largely unregulated in the past and because of this, many workers have been faced with overexposure. The CDC reports that...

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Silica Dust

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Silica Dust

Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by the fatalities and...