Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Good Housekeeping Is a Virtue!

Weekly Safety Meeting – Good Housekeeping Is a Virtue!

Good housekeeping is a very important safety concern. This should not be a surprise, especially when we consider all the many articles normally necessary in a productive work area. Even materials lying around could easily be ready to present troubling conditions. Items that are not normally considered hazardous can become...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Loading Dock Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Loading Dock Safety

From 2004 to 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated 209 loading dock injuries. Nearly half were fatalities. Loading docks are a hub of activity in manufacturing plants, warehouses, industrial buildings, and distribution centers. In most companies, they are the primary location of movement of product in and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Incident Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Incident Prevention

Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe acts cause four times as many incidents and injuries as unsafe conditions. Accidents occur for many reasons. In most industries people tend to look for “things” to blame when an...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Holiday Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Holiday Safety

The holidays are one of the most festive, and therefore, most decorated times of year. It is during this brief period of time that we literally deck the halls with as many lights and decorations as we can stand. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also one of the busiest for...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Asbestos

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Asbestos

‘Asbestos’ is the name given to a group of a naturally-occurring minerals used for fireproofing and many other applications. It is mined from rock in the form of a fiber that can be spun or woven into fabric and other products Asbestos is used in many products because of their...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety in Abrasive Blasting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety in Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting may have several hazards associated with it at any given time. Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used. Abrasive blasting entails accelerating a grit of sand- sized particles...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lift Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lift Safety

Man-lifts and scissor lifts are two pieces of equipment that many workers can’t imagine working without. This equipment, if used correctly, provides quick and safe access to work areas that at one time could only be reached from scaffolding or a crane’s man-basket. These lifts, collectively called Aerial Work Platforms,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Nail Guns

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Nail Guns

Nail guns are powerful, easy to operate, and boost productivity for nailing tasks. They are responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year. Severe nail gun injuries have led to construction worker deaths. Nail gun injuries are common in residential construction. About two-thirds of these injuries occur in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Plumbing Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Plumbing Safety

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, maintenance workers, including plumbers, experience more injuries and illnesses than nearly any other occupation. Fortunately, responsible plumbers can avoid the vast majority of these threats by adhering to plumbing safety tips and using proper protective gear. Even with the best safety planning, there...