Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Picking the Proper Glove

Weekly Safety Meeting – Picking the Proper Glove

Your hands are one of your most valuable assets. Without them, you won’t be able to touch, hold, feel, write, or gesture. In fact, you couldn’t do much of anything. Too often, however, we take them for granted. We don’t pay attention to how we treat or mistreat them! Just...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputation Hazards

Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press breaks, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll forming and roll bending...

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Eye and Face Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Eye and Face Protection

Eye injuries occur in American workplaces every single day. No matter where you work, flying particles, dusts, splashes, or flying objects are apt to expose you to potential eye injury. Fortunately, we can protect against these hazards by using the appropriate protective eyewear for our job tasks. The Bureau of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Workzone Traffic Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Workzone Traffic Safety

Employees being struck by vehicles or mobile equipment on a construction job site leads to many work zone injuries and fatalities. Work zones are required to have traffic controls consisting of signs, cones barrels, and barriers. Drivers, employees on foot, and pedestrians must be able to see and understand the...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Overhead Shop Crane Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Overhead Shop Crane Safety

Overhead shop cranes move heavy items in manufacturing and production areas. Although shop cranes are useful, “overhead” can sometimes be “out of sight and out of mind” when it comes to safety. Workers need training on crane hazards and operation, and they should never forget the safety hazards moving overhead....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Handing Fires

Weekly Safety Meeting – Handing Fires

Fire can be one of our deadliest enemies. It can mutilate us, kill us, and destroy in a few minutes what took a lifetime to build. Fire can take away our workplaces and our jobs. How can fires be stopped? The answer is prevention. However, to prevent fires, we must...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Falls from Heights

Weekly Safety Meeting – Falls from Heights

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. Employers must take measures in their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off overhead platforms, elevated workstations, or into holes in the floor and walls. Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries...

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Confined Spaces

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces

Confined spaces present a special type of danger – a danger that you may not recognize until you’ve already entered a confined space and encountered the hazard. By then, it may be too late. Toxic gases, lack of oxygen, shifting materials inside, and other hazards can cause injury or death...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomics

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomics

‘Ergonomics’ literally means “the rules of human strength.” Engineers interested in the design of work environments originated the word in the 1950s. Today, the purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform, and the equipment they use. A good...