Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Nearly every type of work or occupation has the potential for causing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). To prevent these injuries, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to them. Ergonomic factors are workplace conditions that pose the risk of injury to the musculoskeletal system of the worker Factors...

Safety Tip of the Week – Extension Cord Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Extension Cord Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. CPSC estimates that about 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 others. The most frequent causes...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fire Extinguisher Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Fire Extinguisher Safety

Do you know how to extinguish a fire? According to OSHA regulations, no one at a workplace is supposed to use a fire extinguisher unless they have been trained to do so. Though this may seem awfully restrictive, there are several good reasons for this rule. If an untrained person...

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Pinch Points

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Pinch Points

Each year, workers suffer approximately 125,000 caught or crushed injuries that occur when body parts get caught between two objects or entangled with machinery. These hazards are referred to as “pinch points.” The physical forces applied to a body part caught in a pinch point can vary and cause injuries...

Safety Tip of the Week – Actions in Emergencies

Safety Tip of the Week – Actions in Emergencies

mergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. If an Emergency...

Safety Tip of the Week – Slips, Trips, and Falls

Safety Tip of the Week – Slips, Trips, and Falls

Estimates put the number of disabling injuries resulting from falls at over 30,000 per year. The number of deaths is close to 12,000 a year. About one in 10 of these deaths happen in the workplace. Slips, trips, and falls cause numerous injuries every day. But they are among the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hearing Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Hearing Protection

Noise is unwanted sound that can affect job performance, safety, and your health. Psychological effects of noise include annoyance and disruption of concentration. Physical effects include loss of hearing, pain, nausea, and interference with communications when the exposure is severe. The critical sound level when hearing protection should be worn...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Solvents

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Solvents

Solvents are so common in many work places that workers forget how dangerous they are. A solvent can be generally described as a substance, usually a liquid, that is used to dissolve another substance. Although solvents can be used safely, health problems can result from skin contact with solvents or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) Safe Entry Requirements: The new Confined Spaces standard includes several requirements for safe entry. Preparation: Before...

Safety Tip of the Week – Holiday Electrical Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Holiday Electrical Safety

The holidays are one of the most festive, and therefore, most decorated times of year. It is during this brief period of time that we literally deck the halls with as many lights and decorations as we can stand. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also one of the busiest for...