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Weekly Safety Meeting – Cutting Concrete Safely

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cutting Concrete Safely

During renovation and expansion projects, there is frequently a need to cut into concrete, whether to eliminate an existing area or to create a space for pipes or wiring. People who regularly work with concrete and masonry drilling and cutting equipment are at high risk of a wide range of...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cutting Concrete Safely

Safety Tip of the Week – Cutting Concrete Safely

Concrete cutting is a tough job that requires more than high-powered tools and concrete cutting skills. Common sense and a wise judgment are important factors in getting the job done successfully. These will save you and the people around you from accidents. Things You SHOULD Do: Select the proper tools...

Safety Tip of the Week – Concrete Construction Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Concrete Construction Safety

Inhalation of cement dust may occur when workers empty bags of dry cement material to make concrete, cut concrete work tiles, and use jackhammers to break up a sidewalk or road during repairs. This exposure can cause nose and throat irritation. Long- term exposure to concrete dust containing crystalline silica...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Concrete is easy to work with, versatile, durable, and economical. By taking a few basic precautions, it is also one of the safest building materials known. Relatively few people involved in mixing, handling, and finishing concrete have experienced injury. Nonetheless, concrete work is usually hard physical labor that presents many...

Safety Tip of the Week – Walking Working Surfaces

Safety Tip of the Week – Walking Working Surfaces

Many workers are injured every year due to slips, trips, or falls generated by improper walking and working surfaces. Most of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety precautions are initiated. Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by conditions such as ice, standing water, grease, polished floors, loose...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Walking Working Surfaces

Weekly Safety Meeting – Walking Working Surfaces

Falls represent the number one preventable cause of injury and death in the workplace. More than a million people suffer injuries and more than 16,000 people die as a result of falls in any given year. Obvious injuries occur from falls from six feet or more, but about 60 percent...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

OSHA requires employers to identify and protect against breathing hazards. Engineering controls are the preferred form of protection, e.g., ventilation, using less toxic measures, and enclosing operations that create air contaminants. When air measurements reveal that engineering controls haven’t brought air hazards to safe levels, employers must provide employees with...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Air that’s contaminated or lacks oxygen can be very harmful to your health. Inhaling chemical vapors, gases, or fumes and dust can irritate and even seriously damage the lungs, respiratory systems, or other organs, sometimes fatally. Lack of oxygen can cause death in minutes. Wear the respirator designed to protect...

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Protection

Air that’s contaminated or lacks oxygen can be very harmful to your health. Inhaling chemical vapors, gases, or fumes and dust can irritate and even seriously damage the lungs, respiratory systems, or other organs, sometimes fatally. Respirator Basics: Respirators must always be inspected prior to donning. The inspection should check...