Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heart Attacks

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heart Attacks

Every single year there are 735,000 Americans who suffer heart attacks, according to the CDC. Out of that number, 525,000 of them are first time heart attack victims. Heart disease and heart attacks are an unfortunate reality in our country. There is a good chance that sometime in your lifetime...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, there were 1,480 workplace injuries from electrical shock and 1,100 injuries caused by contact with electric current that resulted in burns. The most common electric shock hazard, ground faults, can cause severe electrical shock or electrocution. In...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Safety – Recognition

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Safety – Recognition

A hazard is defined as an incident, a thing likely to cause injury, a chance of being injured or harmed, or a possible source of danger. Hazards are present on every jobsite. They include falls, flying debris, lacerations, electrical, confined spaces, noise, use of tools, fire, illumination, scaffolds, ladders, aerial...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chemical Spill Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chemical Spill Safety

Unplanned release of a chemical can have devastating effects. Skin and eye burns, damage to the lungs, fire and explosion, corrosive damage to materials, pollution of air, soil, and water, and danger to the public are just some of the possible consequences of a chemical spill. Chemical spills can be...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Power Tools

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Power Tools

Safety with Power Tools Failing to properly use and maintain electric-powered tools causes thousands of cuts, punctures, pinches, amputations, and electrocutions each year. Tools can seriously injure or kill the user if not properly maintained or used. Everyone who uses tools must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the...

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...