Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Welding is a routine job on many worksites. However, this common task has hazards that can result in serious injury and property damage. Experts estimate that 6% of all fires on industrial properties are caused by welding or cutting. The main cause is the sparks or hot slag welding necessarily...

Safety Tip of the Week – Aerial Lift Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Aerial Lift Safety

Man-lifts and scissor lifts are two pieces of equipment that many workers can’t imagine working without. This equipment, if used correctly, provides quick and safe access to work areas that at one time could only be reached from scaffolding or a crane’s man- basket. These lifts, collectively called “Aerial Work...

Safety Tip of the Week – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Burn injuries are common both at home and in the workplace. The American Burn Association states that there are over 40,000 hospitalizations each year due to burns. The most common types of workplace burns are thermal (heat), electrical, and chemical. Thermal burns can occur with exposure to hot liquids or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Battery Charging Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Battery Charging Safety

Because batteries contain chemicals, chemical reaction by-products, and an electrical current, they can pose a hazard to workers if not handled properly. Workers that operate, maintain, and recharge batteries should use caution. Battery Charging Dos: Wear gloves and suitable eye protection— preferably goggles or a visor; Wear a plastic apron...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Annually about 50 riggers are killed when loads have slipped from the rigging or when the rigging has failed. Some Dos and Don’ts to Remember: Name one member of the crew to act as the signal person and instruct the equipment operator to recognize signals from that person only; Rigger...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Skid steer loaders are small, powerful machines that may be operated safely by following the general safety requirements for heavy equipment and some rules specific to skid steer loader operations Skid steers are incredibly versatile and highly maneuverable, but they can also be very dangerous. Proper precautions must be taken...