Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – First Aid for Burns

Safety Tip of the Week – First Aid for Burns

A burn can be painful or painless, according to the degree. The degree of a burn is determined by its location on the body and the number of skin layers affected. Heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation can cause a burn. The first response in a burn situation is to stop the heat source or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety at Loading Docks

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety at Loading Docks

Loading docks are hubs of activity in manufacturing plants, warehouses, industrial buildings, and distribution centers. In most companies, this is the primary location of movement of product in and out of a facility. Loading Dock Hazards: The loading dock area must be inspected regularly to identify potential hazards that may...

Safety Tip of the Week – Warning: Read the Signs

Safety Tip of the Week – Warning: Read the Signs

Safety signs provide us with vital hazard information in a number of ways: through colors, words, and pictures. Signs tell you where the hazards are and how to protect against the danger. Safety signs come in all sizes, colors, and shapes. Knowing what these signs mean and following their instructions...

Safety Tip of the Week – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

Safety Tip of the Week – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

A blind spot is the area around a vehicle or piece of construction equipment that is not visible to the operators, either by direct line-of-sight or indirectly by use of internal or external mirrors. Pre-job Risk Assessment – Consider These Points: Consider the suitability of providing back-up alarms on all...

Safety Tip of the Week – Heavy Equipment Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Heavy Equipment Safety

Consideration Should Be Given to Issues Related to Working Around Heavy Equipment: Inspect the equipment prior to operation to ensure that all lights and audible alarms are working properly. Establish a defined route and clear visual path for the operator when moving equipment from the point of origin to the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Pallets

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Pallets

Pallets are used in facilities every day. From shipping product out the door to moving items internally, pallets are part of our daily life. Pallets are a fundamental part of warehouse and industrial life. They are immensely helpful, allowing workers to move loads around in a safe and quick manner....

Safety Tip of the Week – Spill Clean Up

Safety Tip of the Week – Spill Clean Up

Chemical spills can be in the form of liquids, solids such as pellets, gases, or vapors. They can be flammable (quick to burn or explode), corrosive (damaging to skin tissue or other materials), or toxic (poisonous to humans and other living things). The time to deal with a chemical spill...

Safety Tip of the Week – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Safety Tip of the Week – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas that interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO Is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. People die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline-powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. Symptoms of CO Exposure:...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Winter Driving

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Winter Driving

Driving conditions in the winter months can be full of treacherous hazards including winter ice, poor visibility, strong winds, snow, rain, and more. We all know that driving in snow and on ice covered roads can be perilous. Regardless of your driving skill or vehicle preparation, there are some winter...