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Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lifts – Protect Yourself

Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lifts – Protect Yourself

Job sites are not always at ground level. Sometimes workers need to use aerial platforms. All work has hazards and risks involved in it, but when you work at an elevated height, extra training and attention to safety procedures is a necessity. Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted, boom-supported aerial platforms, such...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Concrete

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Concrete

Concrete is easy to work with, versatile, durable, and economical. By taking a few basic precautions, it is also one of the safest building materials known. Relatively few people involved in mixing, handling, and finishing concrete have experienced injury. Concrete work is usually hard physical labor that presents many different...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Concrete

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Concrete

Inhalation of cement dust may occur when workers empty bags of dry cement material to make concrete, cut concrete work tiles, or use jackhammers to break up a sidewalk or road during repairs. This exposure can cause nose and throat irritation. Long-term exposure to concrete dust containing crystalline silica can...

Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

There are approximately 400,000 back injuries each year. They are the leading source of lost time injuries and cost billions of dollars annually, not to mention the hours, days, or even months of disabling pain. In construction work, material is constantly being moved or lifted, and most often the lifter...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

There are approximately 400,000 back injuries each year. They are the leading source of lost time injuries and cost billions of dollars annually, not to mention the hours, days, or even months of disabling pain. In construction work, material is constantly being moved or lifted, and most often the lifter...

Safety Tip of the Week – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

Safety Tip of the Week – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

American National Standards Institute Z89.1 (ANSI Z89.1)- approved hard hats are designed to protect you from the impact of falling objects, and with some types, from accidental contact with electrical current. However, the way we take care for our hard hats can have a big impact on how well they...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

Weekly Safety Meeting – Taking Care of Your Hard Hat

American National Standards Institute Z89.1 (ANSI Z89.1)-approved hard hats are designed to protect you from the impact of falling objects and, with some types, from accidental contact with electrical current. However, the way we take care for our hard hats can have a big impact on how well they do...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

About 3,200 people nationwide received hospital treatment for workshop grinder, buffer, and polisher injuries during 2017. Injuries occurred to hands, fingers, and eyes and included lacerations, contusions, skin abrasions, corneal abrasions, and tissue damage caused by foreign objects becoming lodged in the eye. These are powerful, useful tools, but they...

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pedestal and Bench Grinder Safety

Secure both pedestal and bench style grinders securely to the floor or workbench to prevent movement during usage. Store grinding wheels carefully on racks in dry places, and visually inspect them for warping, chips, cracks or other damage before installation. Check the following before using your grinder: The wheel guard...