Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Eye Safety on the Job

Safety Tip of the Week – Eye Safety on the Job

Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. No matter where we work, flying particles, dusts, splashes, or flying objects are apt to expose us to potential eye injury. Causes of Eye and Face Injuries: Splashes from harmful liquid chemicals such as acids or cleaning solutions; Flying...

Safety Tip of the Week – Emergency Eye Wash

Safety Tip of the Week – Emergency Eye Wash

Let’s hope you never need one, but if you do let’s hope it’s clean and accessible. If you get foreign particles in your eyes, an emergency eyewash station is the most important initial step in first-aid treatment. Chemical burns to the eye are among the most urgent of emergencies. Eyewash...

Safety Tip of the Week – Head Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Head Protection

Hard hats are commonly used in many types of workplaces to protect employees from head trauma caused by falling objects, striking their head against an object, or electrical hazards. With over 100,000 occupational head injuries reported every year, prevention of head injuries is an important factor in every safety program....

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Forklift Operation

Safety Tip of the Week – Safe Forklift Operation

Forklift operation is not as simple as it looks. But with a little experience, it’s not an impossible skill to master. Basic Forklift Safety Practices: Here are a few common safety rules to follow during forklift operation: Use the seat belt. It will keep you secured in the seat in...

Safety Tip of the Week – Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Grinder Safety

Abrasive wheel machines are used in general industry, construction, and maritime operations, but the small “fixed bench” or pedestal grinders can be found in just about every maintenance and machine shop in America. This adds up to a lot of workers exposed to serious risks for eye injuries, hand or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Loading Dock Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Loading Dock Safety

Loading docks are hubs of activity in manufacturing plants, warehouses, industrial buildings, and distribution centers. Loading Dock Hazards: The loading dock area must be inspected regularly to identify potential hazards that may include: Slips, trips, and falls caused by floor conditions, poor housekeeping, or dock edge; Forklifts overturning; Pedestrian and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety on Ladders

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety on Ladders

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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Rigging Safety Practices

Safety Tip of the Week – Rigging Safety Practices

Rigging safety is a critical part of work. Rigging is used to lift heavy materials to heights with cranes and other devices. Riggers also act as signalmen. Improper rigging of a load or a rigging failure can expose riggers and other workers nearby to a variety of potential hazard. Over...

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Nearly every type of work or occupation has the potential for causing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Extension Cord Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Extension Cord Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. CPSC estimates that about 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 others. The most frequent causes...