Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Rebar Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Rebar Safety

Steel reinforcing bars, or rebar, are a common hazard on construction sites. The thin steel bars can stick out from construction projects and pose a hazard to workers who can cut or scratch themselves on the sharp ends. Workers that stumble or fall onto the exposed steel bars can be...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Halloween Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Halloween Safety

With witches, goblins, and super-heroes descending on neighborhoods all over the U.S., here are some safety tips to help prepare children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common-sense practices can keep events safer and more fun! Halloween can...

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Hard Hats

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hard Hats

Hard hats are commonly used in many types of workplaces to protect employees from head trauma caused by falling objects, striking the head against an object, or electrical hazards. The hard hat is a piece of personal protective equipment designed to individually protect an employee when all other methods of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Conveyor Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Conveyor Safety

Conveyors are used to transport materials horizontally, vertically, at an angle, or around curves. Hazards depend on the type of conveyer, the material conveyed, the location of the conveyor, and how close the conveyer is to workers. Conveyors eliminate or reduce manual material handling tasks, but they introduce amputation hazards...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Cold stress, or hypothermia, can affect workers not protected against it. When the body cannot maintain its warmth, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries can occur. This may lead to permanent tissue damage or even death. It is natural for your body to try to maintain its core temperature (chest and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Treating Burns

Weekly Safety Meeting – Treating Burns

A burn can be painful or painless, according to the degree. The degree of a burn is determined by its location on the body and the number of skin layers affected. Heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation can cause a burn. The first response in a burn situation is to stop...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Combustible Dust

Weekly Safety Meeting – Dangers of Combustible Dust

When combustible or non-combustible materials are broken down into fine dusts or powders, they create a fire and explosion hazard affecting many operations and materials: sugar, flour, animal feed, plastics, paper, wood, rubber, furniture, textiles, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, paints and resins, dyes, coal, and metals. Safeguards need to be activated to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Woodchipper Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Woodchipper Safety

Mobile wood chippers chop up branches and trunk pieces from tree trimming operations. Workers feed materials through a hopper where the materials are grabbed by a feed mechanism. The materials then pass under rotating chipper knives moving at rates of 1,000 and 2,000 rpm until the tiny pieces are discharged...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Overhead Crane Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Overhead Crane Safety

Overhead shop cranes move heavy items in manufacturing and production areas. Although shop cranes are useful, “overhead” can sometimes be “out of sight and out of mind” when it comes to safety. Workers need training on crane hazards and operation, and they should never forget the safety hazards moving overhead....

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Air Compressor Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Air Compressor Safety

Compressed air is present across just about every industry. Companies are using compressed air for many functions, from running huge equipment to powering simple air tools. Compressed air is a valuable utility and a safe power source when used properly. As with any other energy-carrying power source, compressed air should...