Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Shortcuts are a Choice

Weekly Safety Meeting – Shortcuts are a Choice

Everyone takes a shortcut at one time or another. You cross the street between intersections instead of using the crosswalk or jump a fence instead of using the gate. But in many cases, a shortcut can involve danger. The decision to take a shortcut can be influenced by many different...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Knowing What to do in an Emergency

Weekly Safety Meeting – Knowing What to do in an Emergency

When dealing with workplace safety, most of us focus on preventing injuries and incidents. However, training in accident prevention as well as emergency situations are both critical parts of an effective safety program. No one wants to think of something bad happening at work, but emergencies in the workplace are...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Injuries

Each year in the U.S. over 16 million people suffer hand injuries; over 250,000 of those are serious and disabling. The hand is one of the most complex parts of your body. The movement of the tendons, bones, tissues and nerves allows you to grip and do a wide variety...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Cutting Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Concrete Cutting Safety

During renovation and expansion projects, there is frequently a need to cut into concrete, whether to eliminate an existing area or to create a space for pipes or wiring. People who regularly work with concrete and masonry drilling and cutting equipment are at high risk of a wide range of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bee and Wasp Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Bee and Wasp Safety

Almost everyone has experienced some type of bee or wasp sting in his or her life. For most people stings from these insects does not pose a major issue. However, for others, there can be a severe allergic reaction that is life threatening. Even if you have not experienced a...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Scissor Lifts

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Scissor Lifts

When used according to the manufacturer’s instructions, scissor lifts provide a safe and reliable platform for workers to perform job tasks. When not used properly, scissor lifts can present a serious hazard to workers. Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Active Shooter Preparedness

Weekly Safety Meeting – Active Shooter Preparedness

The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” These incidents usually involve firearms and randomly selected targets or victims. Anyone involved in an incident should call emergency 911 as soon as...

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...