Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

For some of you, welding is a hands-on job, but welding safety is really up to everyone. It involves not only the welder, but also those working in the vicinity of welding operations. We also need to watch out for hazards should a contractor enter our facility to do a...

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 – Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer

Weekly Safety Meeting – Carbon Monoxide: The Invisible Killer

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep. More than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Burn injuries are common both at home and in the workplace. The American Burn Association states that there are over 40,000 hospitalizations each year due to burns. Types of Burns: Thermal – Thermal burns are what most people think of first when burns are mentioned. These burns occur due to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Batteries are used to power our automobiles, trucks, tractors, and construction or power equipment. There are different types of batteries such as lead-acid batteries, gel cells, and lead-calcium batteries. Most batteries contain sulfuric acid and lead. Because batteries contain chemicals, chemical reaction by-products, and an electrical current they can pose...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Many companies consider lifting and rigging work tasks to be high hazard. There are a lot of hazards that accompany lifting any loads with cranes or equipment. It is important to not only understand proper rigging techniques, but also the hazards that accompany this type of work task. Annually about...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Skid steering loaders are a common piece of heavy equipment found on many jobsites. They are capable of being equipped with a multitude of implements operated from the host machine’s hydraulic system. Skid steer loaders are small, powerful machines that may be operated safely by following the general safety requirements...