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Weekly Safety Meeting – Flagger Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Flagger Safety

A flagger is a person who provides temporary traffic control. The two primary functions of traffic control procedures are to: Move vehicles and pedestrians safely, and as quickly as possible, through or around temporary traffic control zones; and Protect workers and on-site equipment. To maintain the primary functions, flaggers are...

Safety Tip of the Week – Flagger Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Flagger Safety

Flaggers keep motorists and road workers safe during temporary roadwork by following the safe work practices and training requirements from OSHA and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. In 2017, 132 workers died in roadway work zone crashes, according to WorkZoneSafety.org. Control traffic in the roadwork zone by using...

Safety Tip of the Week – Types of Fire Extinguishers

Safety Tip of the Week – Types of Fire Extinguishers

In the event of a fire, the correct use of a portable fire extinguisher could mean the difference between suffering a minor loss or a major one. Portable fire extinguishers, if used properly, can make that difference. But there are several things to consider in using fire extinguishers. For instance,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

You may find it hard to believe, but hydraulic hose assemblies are not designed to leak–though they do. And when they do, something is wrong. Leaks from high-pressure hydraulic lines are not just messy, they are dangerous. Leaks create slip and fall hazards, fire danger, and they contaminate the environment....

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

Leaks from high-pressure hydraulic lines are not just messy, they are dangerous. Leaks create slip and fall hazards, fire danger, and they contaminate the environment. Leaks can cause skin burns and, under high pressure, can penetrate the skin. The most common causes of leaking hoses are abrasions and improper assembly....

Safety Tip of the Week – Danger of Heart Attacks

Safety Tip of the Week – Danger of Heart Attacks

According to the CDC, every single year there are 735,000 Americans who suffer heart attacks. Out of that number, 525,000 are first time heart attack victims. Heart disease and heart attacks are an unfortunate reality in our country. Recognizing an emergency and getting the individual the proper care quickly can...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Danger of Heart Attacks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Danger of Heart Attacks

According to the CDC, every single year there are 735,000 Americans who suffer heart attacks. Out of that number, 525,000 are first time heart attack victims. Heart disease and heart attacks are an unfortunate reality in our country. There is a good chance that sometime in your lifetime you will...

Safety Tip of the Week – Drugs on the Job

Safety Tip of the Week – Drugs on the Job

Drug abuse is spinning out of control in today’s American workplaces. Upwards of ten percent of all employees have problems with chemical dependency. Substance abuse and/or addiction in the workplace is extensive, affecting every industry at all employee levels, and is a situation that will not solve itself. Problems Drug...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Drugs on the Job

Weekly Safety Meeting – Drugs on the Job

Drug abuse is spinning out of control in today’s American workplaces. Upwards of ten percent of all employees have problems with chemical dependency. Substance abuse and/or addiction in the workplace is extensive, affecting every industry at all employee levels, and is a situation that will not solve itself. Any person...