Category: Safety Tip of the Week

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter Driving

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter Driving

The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Many accidents could be avoided if drivers took time to learn and practice these tips for driving safely during snowy and icy conditions. Winter Driving Tips: Driving in the snow and ice is one of the most dangerous activities...

Safety Tip of the Week – Heart Attacks

Safety Tip of the Week – Heart Attacks

Every single year there are 735,000 Americans who suffer heart attacks, according to the CDC. Out of that number, 525,000 of them are first time heart attack victims. Heart disease and heart attacks are an unfortunate reality in our country. What to Do If Someone Has a Heart Attack: If...

Safety Tip of the Week – Chemical Spill Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Chemical Spill Safety

Unplanned release of a chemical can have devastating effects. Skin and eye burns, damage to the lungs, fire and explosion, corrosive damage to materials, pollution of air, soil, and water, and danger to the public are just some of the possible consequences of a chemical spill. The time to deal...

Safety Tip of the Week – The Injured and Bloodborne Pathogens

Safety Tip of the Week – The Injured and Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms, normally carried in infected blood and bodily fluids, that can cause diseases, some fatal, such as Hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV. Qualified, trained first-aiders should be equipped to safeguard against this exposure. Responding to injuries: Here at our facility the one opportunity we...

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Working outside in the winter can be a dirty job, but many of us have to do it. Are you ready for winter work? Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Power Tools

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Power Tools

Safety with Power Tools Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Hazards in Electrical Work Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this “Silent Killer.” The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals....