Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ticks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ticks

Ticks are small arachnids that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many animals and birds. There are many kinds of ticks in the United States and they can be found in virtually any area of the country....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heat Stroke

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heat Stroke

Heat stress creates many hazards in the workplace for those employees who have to work in a hot environment. Hot environments can create indirect safety hazards such as causing employees to lose focus on their work task or becoming fatigued. Heat stroke is the most serious of health problems associated...

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Venomous snakes found in the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes. They can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters, landscapers, groundskeepers, gardeners, painters, roofers, pavers, construction workers, laborers, mechanics, and any other workers who spend time outside. Although rare, some workers with a severe...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Communication

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update helps...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Flammable liquids are those with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest point at which the liquid produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Red labels that also contain a fire symbol are used to identify flammable liquids. Flammable liquid vapors...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

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 brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll bending machines,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Prepare for the Heat

Weekly Safety Meeting – Prepare for the Heat

As temperatures begin to rise, so does the risk of heat illness. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people succumb to the effects. Heat-related illness is also an underlying cause of a high percentage of non-fatal incidents. People suffer from heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Keep It Clean for Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Keep It Clean for Safety

Did you know that over 2/3 of all accidents involve housekeeping in some way, shape, or form? Approximately 2.5 million disabling injuries happen in the service industry every year with a cost of over 100 billion dollars. In one recent year, OSHA issued more than 1,100 citations for violations of...