Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Skin Cancer Due to Sun Exposure

Safety Tip of the Week – Skin Cancer Due to Sun Exposure

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health problems, including skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, cataracts and other eye damage, and immune system suppression. Most people are not aware that skin cancer, while largely...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lockout/Tagout Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lockout/Tagout Safety

There are many examples of people being seriously injured or killed by machinery and electrical equipment. Often, these tragedies happen because people carelessly try to repair or maintain the equipment without making sure its energy source has been shut off. Most Common Causes of Accidents: The machine or piece of...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Hand Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hand Safety

Hand injuries account for 80 percent of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job. Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hand Safety Dos and Don’ts Make sure your workers learn and remember these...

Safety Tip of the Week – California Safety in Demolition

Safety Tip of the Week – California Safety in Demolition

One of the most dangerous times in any worker’s career is when he or she is working to demolish something. Demolition involves hazards due to unknown factors that make demolition work particularly dangerous. Hazards: Proper planning is essential to ensure a demolition operation is conducted with no accidents or injuries....

Safety Tip of the Week – Chainsaw Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaws are efficient and productive portable power tools used in many industries. They are also potentially dangerous if not used correctly and carefully. Proper operation and maintenance greatly reduce the risk for injury when using chainsaws. Any tool powerful enough to slice through wood can do the same to human...

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputations in the Workplace

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputations in the Workplace

Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non- powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting band saws, drill presses, and milling...

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,...

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....