Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space

Safety Tip of the Week – Confined Space

Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered the hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, and other hazards can cause injury or death...

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomics

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomics

Nearly every type of work or occupation has the potential for causing 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 That Contribute to...

Safety Tip of the Week – The Deadly Dozen

Safety Tip of the Week – The Deadly Dozen

We have often heard of the “Daily Dozen” regarding proper exercise and maintaining good health, The “Daily Dozen” has a counterpart known as the “Deadly Dozen,” ideally applicable to safety on the job, and which also has an important bearing on health and welfare. The causes of accidents are classified...

Safety Tip of the Week – Pallet Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pallet Safety

Pallets are used at many job sites and companies 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’re immensely helpful in allowing workers to move loads around in a...

Safety Tip of the Week – Care for Your Respirator

Safety Tip of the Week – Care for Your Respirator

Your respirator may be the most important tool of your job. It protects your most precious asset, your health. Yet, more often than not, respirators find their way to the bottom of tools bags where they become damaged and/or very dirty inside and out. Both of these conditions compromise the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Machine Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Machine Safety

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many workers in the United States are killed each year by contact with equipment or being caught up in operating machinery. Bottom lines is that these deaths could have been prevented. Be Alert Working Around or Operating Machinery The point of operation: That...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Corrosives

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Corrosives

Corrosive chemicals can burn, irritate, or destructively attack living tissue. When inhaled or ingested, lung and stomach tissues are affected. Materials with corrosive properties can be either acidic (low pH) or basic (high pH). Cleaning compounds may contain acids or bases. Before using a material, always read the Safety Data...

Safety Tip of the Week – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – 55-Gallon Drum Safety

With the average 55-gallon drum weighing between 400-600 lbs., manually transporting, decanting, or otherwise handling drums is not only physically demanding, but a potentially dangerous task for any worker. Risk Factors At least four serious injuries can occur if a 55-gallon drum is not handled safely: fractures, lacerations, hernias, and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Toxic Materials

Safety Tip of the Week – Toxic Materials

Safe handling and safe work procedures are crucial for workplaces where individuals use toxic materials. It is vital that people working with hazardous materials such as toxics are properly trained regarding the potential hazards. In General, When Handling Toxic Materials: Use only the smallest amount necessary to do the job;...

Safety Tip of the Week – Rules for Safe Ladder Use

Safety Tip of the Week – Rules for Safe Ladder Use

Virtually every single ladder accident could and should have been prevented. It only takes a little bit of common sense about ladder safety to prevent an accident from occurring while using ladders. Four Rules for Safe Use of Ladders: Pick the right ladder for the job you are going to...