Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

About 3,200 people nationwide received hospital treatment for workshop grinder, buffer, and polisher injuries during 2017. Injuries occurred to hands, fingers, and eyes and included lacerations, contusions, skin abrasions, corneal abrasions, and tissue damage caused by foreign objects becoming lodged in the eye. These are powerful, useful tools, but they...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

It’s probably happened to you more than one once. You’re out in the field on a cloudy day when suddenly, cool gusts of wind blow your way. Before long, a biting cold creeps inside your body and you end up shivering on the job. Because you did not expect this...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – 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. Some cylinders commonly found in the workplace are restraining up to two tons of pressure. If the cylinder...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Energy Drinks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Energy Drinks

Caffeine is commonly used in today’s society to get more energy or to feel more alert. While coffee has been around for hundreds of years and is still the most common caffeinated drink in the world, energy drinks have been gaining in popularity over the past few decades. Energy Drink...

Weekly Safety Meeting – A Clean Worksite is a Safer Worksite

Weekly Safety Meeting – 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. This isn’t just a matter of appearances – it’s...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skin Cancer Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – 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. Over-exposing our skin to the sun’s...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – 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. These hazards are also referred to as “pinch points.” The physical forces applied to a body part caught in a pinch point can vary and cause...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Shortcuts are a Choice

Weekly Safety Meeting – Shortcuts are a Choice

Everyone takes a shortcut at one time or another. You cross the street between intersections instead of using the crosswalk or jump a fence instead of using the gate. But in many cases, a shortcut can involve danger. The decision to take a shortcut can be influenced by many different...