Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Flagger Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Flagger Safety

A flagger is a person who provides temporary traffic control. The two primary functions of traffic control procedures are to: Move vehicles and pedestrians safely, and as quickly as possible, through or around temporary traffic control zones; and Protect workers and on-site equipment. To maintain the primary functions, flaggers are...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydraulic Hoses and Leakage

You may find it hard to believe, but hydraulic hose assemblies are not designed to leak–though they do. And when they do, something is wrong. Leaks from high-pressure hydraulic lines are not just messy, they are dangerous. Leaks create slip and fall hazards, fire danger, and they contaminate the environment....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Danger of Heart Attacks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Danger of Heart Attacks

According to the CDC, every single year there are 735,000 Americans who suffer heart attacks. Out of that number, 525,000 are first time heart attack victims. Heart disease and heart attacks are an unfortunate reality in our country. There is a good chance that sometime in your lifetime you will...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Drugs on the Job

Weekly Safety Meeting – Drugs on the Job

Drug abuse is spinning out of control in today’s American workplaces. Upwards of ten percent of all employees have problems with chemical dependency. Substance abuse and/or addiction in the workplace is extensive, affecting every industry at all employee levels, and is a situation that will not solve itself. Any person...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cutting Concrete Safely

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cutting Concrete Safely

During renovation and expansion projects, there is frequently a need to cut into concrete, whether to eliminate an existing area or to create a space for pipes or wiring. People who regularly work with concrete and masonry drilling and cutting equipment are at high risk of a wide range of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Construction Safety

Concrete is easy to work with, versatile, durable, and economical. By taking a few basic precautions, it is also one of the safest building materials known. Relatively few people involved in mixing, handling, and finishing concrete have experienced injury. Nonetheless, concrete work is usually hard physical labor that presents many...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Walking Working Surfaces

Weekly Safety Meeting – Walking Working Surfaces

Falls represent the number one preventable cause of injury and death in the workplace. More than a million people suffer injuries and more than 16,000 people die as a result of falls in any given year. Obvious injuries occur from falls from six feet or more, but about 60 percent...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Respirator

OSHA requires employers to identify and protect against breathing hazards. Engineering controls are the preferred form of protection, e.g., ventilation, using less toxic measures, and enclosing operations that create air contaminants. When air measurements reveal that engineering controls haven’t brought air hazards to safe levels, employers must provide employees with...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Protection

Air that’s contaminated or lacks oxygen can be very harmful to your health. Inhaling chemical vapors, gases, or fumes and dust can irritate and even seriously damage the lungs, respiratory systems, or other organs, sometimes fatally. Lack of oxygen can cause death in minutes. Wear the respirator designed to protect...