Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Secure both pedestal and bench style grinders securely to the floor or workbench to prevent movement during usage. Store grinding wheels carefully on racks in dry places, and visually inspect them for warping, chips, cracks or other damage before installation. Check the following before using your grinder: The wheel guard...

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Changing weather is often nature’s way of telling you that winter is on its way. Whether you like it or not, it can happen while you’re on the job. The best you can do is prepare for this phenomenon. After all, when you’re uncomfortable, you’re more at risk of making...

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. Use of Cylinders: Be sure all connections are tight. Use soapy water to locate leaks. Keep cylinders valves,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Energy Drinks

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Energy Drinks

Overconsumption of caffeine and other energy producing ingredients found in energy drinks, such as taurine, can lead to health issues. Recently, a South Carolina high school student collapsed and died after consuming a very high dose of caffeine in a short time: coffee, soft drinks and an energy drink. The...

Safety Tip of the Week – A Clean Worksite is a Safer Worksite

Safety Tip of the Week – A Clean Worksite is a Safer Worksite

To some people, the word ‘housekeeping’ calls to mind cleaning floors and surfaces, removing dust, and organizing clutter. In the workplace, ‘good housekeeping’ is the term used for keeping the worksite clean, neat, and free of hazards that can cause injury. Never leave trash, garbage, or debris haphazardly around your work...

Safety Tip of the Week – Skin Cancer Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Skin Cancer Prevention

The sun is essential to all life on Earth, however too much exposure to the sun can be harmful to us. Excessive exposure to ultraviolent light, also called “UV rays,” emitted from the sun can cause many skin conditions, as well as skin cancer. Overexposing our skin to the sun’s...

Safety Tip of the Week – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Safety Tip of the Week – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Each year, workers suffer approximately 125,000 caught or crushed-by injuries that occur when body parts get caught between two objects or entangled with machinery. Common causes of crushing hazards: Not paying attention to the location of hands and feet; Walking or working in areas with mobile equipment and fixed structures;...

Safety Tip of the Week – Shortcuts are a Choice

Safety Tip of the Week – Shortcuts are a Choice

The decision to take a shortcut can be influenced by many different factors. That being said, at the end of the day, shortcuts are a choice made by an individual. It is important to realize this fact and take steps to avoid taking shortcuts especially when it comes to safety...