Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomic Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomic Safety

‘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...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Extension Cord Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Extension Cord Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electrical extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. About half of the injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords. CPSC also estimates that about 3,300 residential fires...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fire Extinguisher Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fire Extinguisher Safety

Do you know how to extinguish a fire? According to OSHA regulations, no one at a workplace is supposed to use a fire extinguisher unless they have been trained to do so. Though this may seem awfully restrictive, there are several good reasons for this rule. If an untrained person...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Pinch Points

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Pinch Points

Pinch points are places where a body part or a piece of clothing can get caught up in machinery, between equipment or between a lid and a container when closing. Pinch point injuries can be very serious, resulting in the loss of limbs or even death. Each year, workers suffer...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Slips, Trips, and Falls

Weekly Safety Meeting – Slips, Trips, and Falls

Although we’ve seen it in the cartoons and in the movies a million times, not many people actually slip on banana peels. But while the results may produce a few chuckles in the theater, falls are nothing to laugh at. In fact, some estimates put the number of disabling injuries...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Solvents

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Solvents

Solvents are so common in many work places that workers forget how dangerous they are. A solvent can be generally described as a substance, usually a liquid, that is used to dissolve another substance. Although solvents can be used safely, health problems can result from skin contact with solvents or...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Weekly Safety Meeting – Confined Spaces in Construction

Confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers if not properly identified, evaluated, tested, and controlled. OSHA has developed a new construction standard for Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA)— any space that meets the following three criteria: • Is large enough for a worker to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Holiday Electrical Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Holiday Electrical 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 – Winter Driving

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter Driving

The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Many accidents could be avoided if drivers took time to learn and practice these tips for driving safely during snowy and icy conditions. Perhaps the deadliest danger of all is “black ice.” Black ice is ice that forms on...