Category: Weekly Safety Meeting

Weekly Safety Meeting – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Burn injuries are common both at home and in the workplace. The American Burn Association states that there are over 40,000 hospitalizations each year due to burns. Types of Burns: Thermal – Thermal burns are what most people think of first when burns are mentioned. These burns occur due to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Battery Charging Safety

Batteries are used to power our automobiles, trucks, tractors, and construction or power equipment. There are different types of batteries such as lead-acid batteries, gel cells, and lead-calcium batteries. Most batteries contain sulfuric acid and lead. Because batteries contain chemicals, chemical reaction by-products, and an electrical current they can pose...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Many companies consider lifting and rigging work tasks to be high hazard. There are a lot of hazards that accompany lifting any loads with cranes or equipment. It is important to not only understand proper rigging techniques, but also the hazards that accompany this type of work task. Annually about...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hydrogen Sulfide Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Skid steering loaders are a common piece of heavy equipment found on many jobsites. They are capable of being equipped with a multitude of implements operated from the host machine’s hydraulic system. Skid steer loaders are small, powerful machines that may be operated safely by following the general safety requirements...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hierarchy of Controls

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hierarchy of Controls

There are multiple safeguards to control any one hazard. Each level of these safeguards serves to protect employees. Some safeguards or controls are more effective than others. The hierarchy of controls outlines the controls used to mitigate a hazard from most effective to least effective. The Hierarchy of Hazard Control...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Bites and Stings

Weekly Safety Meeting – Insect Bites and Stings

Bites and stings are a relatively common occurrence for people who work outdoors and in enclosed environments where bees and wasps, fire ants, insects and arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks and mites) feel at home. Employers and workers are encouraged to understand exposure risks, how to recognize and respond to stings...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Handling Toxic Materials

Weekly Safety Meeting – Handling Toxic Materials

If you look up the word ‘toxic’ in most any dictionary, you’ll find that it means “poisonous.” Most people want nothing to do with poisonous materials, but many people work with them every day. In fact, toxic materials have thousands of uses in industry. Many of the benefits we enjoy,...