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Weekly Safety Meeting –  Storage of Flammable Liquids

Weekly Safety Meeting – Storage of Flammable Liquids

Flammable liquids are those with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest point at which the liquid produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Red labels that also contain a fire symbol are used to identify flammable liquids. Flammable liquid vapors...

Safety Tip of the Week – Storage of Flammable Liquids

Safety Tip of the Week – Storage of Flammable Liquids

Flammable liquids are those with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest point at which the liquid produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Red labels that contain a fire symbol are used to identify flammable liquids. OSHA defines a “safety...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Boots

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Boots

Foot protection means guarding your toes, ankles and feet from injury. Believe it or not, your feet have 26 bones for support and 38 joints for movement in each foot. Feet also have blood vessels, ligaments, muscles, and nerves, which is why it hurts when you stub your toe or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Boots

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Boots

Foot protection means guarding your toes, ankles, and feet from injury. Believe it or not, your feet have 26 bones for support and 38 joints for movement in each foot. Your feet are a critical part of your body that you use every day and, in some cases, enable you...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Power Tool Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Power Tool Safety

Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools...

Safety Tip of the Week – Power Tool Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Power Tool Safety

Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safe Ladder Use

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safe Ladder Use

There is absolutely no reason for anybody to get hurt, disabled, or killed while using a ladder. Yet it happens every single day. Somebody steps on the safety sticker that says, “This is not a step!” and ends up with a broken leg. Another worker puts a rock under one...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Ladder Use

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Ladder Use

Virtually every single ladder accident could and should have been prevented. It only takes a little bit of common sense about ladder safety to prevent an accident from occurring while using ladders. Stick to the following simple ladder safety rules to ensure that you or your fellow workers are never...

Safety Tip of the Week – Housekeeping Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Housekeeping Safety

In the workplace, ‘good housekeeping’ is the term used for keeping the worksite clean, neat, and free of hazards that can cause injury. Housekeeping is a safety concern that is often overlooked or taken for granted. But far too many accidents happen because people didn’t keep their work areas neat and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Housekeeping Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Housekeeping Safety

In the workplace, ‘good housekeeping’ is the term used for keeping the worksite clean, neat, and free of hazards that can cause injury. This isn’t just a matter of appearances – it’s a serious safety issue. In fact, we can easily earn OSHA’s “seal of disapproval” – a citation for...