Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety from Heat

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety from Heat

Working outdoors in hot weather can result in serious illness or even death. Workers exposed to extreme heat may experience symptoms of heat- related illnesses (HRI), such as heat cramps, heat rash, heat exhaustion, fainting, heat stroke, and other symptoms. Heat-related illness is also linked to injuries from falls, equipment...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Lead

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Lead

Lead exposure can happen in any industry. Lead exposure is a serious issue that many workers face every day. Lead exposure can occur during a variety of job activities. Lead is common in a wide range of materials including paints and other coatings, lead mortars, and base metals, which may...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Tools

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Air Tools

There are several dangers associated with the use of air tools. First and foremost is the danger of getting hit by one of the tool’s attachments or by some kind of fastener that you are using with the tool. Handling Air Tools Safely: Permit only experienced and trained people to...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working in Hot Environments

Safety Tip of the Week – Working in Hot Environments

Labor-intense activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating. Heat illness initially may manifest itself as heat rash or heat cramps but can quickly escalate to heat exhaustion and then heat stroke if simple preventative measures are not followed. Should...

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

A common hazard that can be overlooked is the trip hazard. While falls are undoubtedly responsible for the majority of the fatalities, trips cause far too many injuries in the workplace. Trip Hazards: There is an endless list of possible trip hazards found in a workplace: Extension cords; Tools, equipment,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Cuts and Lacerations

Each year, millions of workers suffer workplace injuries that could have been prevented. Some of the most common and preventable injuries are cuts and lacerations. Although statistical data differs from study to study, cuts and lacerations often rank as the second or third most frequent workplace injury. Approximately 30 percent...

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Shortcuts

Safety Tip of the Week – Dangers of Shortcuts

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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Loading Dock Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Loading Dock Safety

Loading docks are a hub of activity in manufacturing plants, warehouses, industrial buildings, and distribution centers. In most companies, this is the primary location of movement of product in and out of a facility. Loading Dock Hazards: Slips, trips and falls caused by floor conditions, poor housekeeping, or dock edge;...