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Safety Tip of the Week – Heat Stroke

Safety Tip of the Week – Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is the most serious of health problems associated with working in hot environments. It occurs when the body’s temperature regulatory system fails, and sweating becomes inadequate. The body’s only effective means of removing excess heat is compromised with little warning to the victim that a crisis stage has...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heat Stroke

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heat Stroke

Heat stress creates many hazards in the workplace for those employees who have to work in a hot environment. Hot environments can create indirect safety hazards such as causing employees to lose focus on their work task or becoming fatigued. Heat stroke is the most serious of health problems associated...

Safety Tip of the Week – The Dangers of Snakes

Safety Tip of the Week – The Dangers of Snakes

It’s starting to warm up. We not only need to start thinking about water and ensuring we stay hydrated, but with the warm weather, snakes are coming out of hibernation and we need to be aware of the dangers. Venomous snakes can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Weekly Safety Meeting – The Dangers of Snakes

Venomous snakes found in the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths/water moccasins, and coral snakes. They can be dangerous to outdoor workers including farmers, foresters, landscapers, groundskeepers, gardeners, painters, roofers, pavers, construction workers, laborers, mechanics, and any other workers who spend time outside. Although rare, some workers with a severe...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazard Communication

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Major changes to...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Communication

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update helps...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety Cans

OSHA defines a ‘safety can’ as an approved container holding 5 gallons of gas or less with a spring-closing lid and spout cover, a means to relieve internal pressure, and a flash-arresting screen. OSHA defines ‘approved’ as a gas can that has been listed or approved by a nationally recognized...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety Cans

Flammable liquids are those with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This is the lowest point at which the liquid produces enough vapor to form a flammable mixture with air. Red labels that also contain a fire symbol are used to identify flammable liquids. Flammable liquid vapors...