Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skin Cancer Due to Sun Exposure

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skin Cancer Due to Sun Exposure

While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can result in a painful sunburn. It can also lead to more serious health problems, including skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, cataracts and other eye damage, and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lockout/Tagout Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lockout/Tagout Safety

There are many examples of people being seriously injured or killed by machinery and electrical equipment. Often, these tragedies happen because people carelessly try to repair or maintain the equipment without making sure its energy source has been shut off. Many times, the accident happens when a worker restarts a...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Safety

Hand injuries account for 80 percent of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job. Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hands are so important because of their utility. They provide us with the...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chainsaw Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaws are an efficient and productive portable power tool used in many industries. They are also potentially dangerous if not used correctly and carefully. Proper operation and maintenance greatly reduce the risk for injury when using chainsaws. Any tool powerful enough to slice through wood can do the same to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputations in the Workplace

Weekly Safety Meeting – Amputations in the Workplace

Amputations are a very serious health and safety concern in the workplace. OSHA reports there is an average of seven amputations that occur in US workplaces every single day. More than 90 percent of the amputations involved fingers, but there were also amputations of the hands, toes, feet, and other...

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....