Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electric Pallet Jack Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electric Pallet Jack Safety

Electric Pallet Jack Safety Electric pallet jacks make quick work of moving loads around the workplace. Pallet jacks protect your back from strains and injuries by moving heavy and awkward loads and objects that would be unsafe to lift manually. But, as with any powered tool, if used improperly, electric...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compactor and Baler Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Compactor and Baler Safety

Compactor and Baler Safety Compacting and baling machines have uses in many industries, but are involved in a number of fatalities and serious injuries. Often, lack of proper lockout/tagout procedures is to blame. Many workers have been killed while attempting to clear a jam from an operating compactor or inadvertently...

Safety Tip of the Week – Compactor and Baler Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Compactor and Baler Safety

Compactor and Baler Safety Compacting and baling machines have uses in many industries, but are involved in a number of fatalities and serious injuries. Many workers have been killed while attempting to clear a jam from an operating compactor, or inadvertently activating equipment that was not properly de-energized. Safety precautions:...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Automated External Defibrillators

Weekly Safety Meeting – Automated External Defibrillators

Automated External Defibrillators According to OSHA there are 220,000 victims of sudden cardiac arrest per year in the United States. Of these, about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in the workplace. Are you prepared to save someone’s life in these instances? Waiting on emergency personnel to arrive only results in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hantavirus Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hantavirus Safety

Hantavirus Safety Hantavirus infection is caused by a virus that is found in some field rodents, especially deer mice in the United States. The virus is rarely transmitted to people; when it is, the virus can cause severe illness—even death. People can contract the disease when they breathe the virus,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

 Preventing Backovers A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2016. These kinds of incidents can occur in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Respirator Change Schedules Respirators are among the most important pieces of safety equipment available. With chemical cartridges, they can be used to filter out and protect workers from many different hazards It’s no longer acceptable to rely on odor thresholds and other warning properties as the primary way of determining...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Pallets

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Pallets

Safety with Pallets We utilize pallets in this facility each and every day. From shipping product out the door to moving items internally, pallets are part of our daily life. Pallets are a fundamental part of warehouse and industrial life. They’re immensely helpful in allowing workers to move loads around...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safely

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safely

Lifting Safely Eight out of ten Americans will eventually suffer a back injury or have some type of back pain. Back injuries are often difficult to treat and can result in lengthy and costly rehabilitation. It is important to stay healthy and in good shape so that we can do...