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Safety Tip of the Week – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Skid-Steer Loader Safety

Skid steer loaders are small, powerful machines that may be operated safely by following the general safety requirements for heavy equipment and some rules specific to skid steer loader operations Skid steers are incredibly versatile and highly maneuverable, but they can also be very dangerous. Proper precautions must be taken...

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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hierarchy of Controls

Safety Tip of the Week – 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 Hazard Control seeks to protect workers by ranking the ways in which hazards can be controlled, providing employers with a...

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...

Safety Tip of the Week- Insect Bites and Stings

Safety Tip of the Week- 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. People with an allergy to stinging insects will want to take extra precautions this time of...

Safety Tip of the Week – Handling Toxic Materials

Safety Tip of the Week – Handling Toxic Materials

Safe handling and work procedures are crucial for workplaces where individuals use toxic materials. It is vital that people working with hazardous materials such as toxics are properly trained regarding the potential hazards. In General, When Handling Toxic Materials: Use only the smallest amount necessary to do the job; Prevent...

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,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Machinery

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Machinery

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1100 workers in the United States were killed last year by contact with equipment or by being caught up in running machinery. That’s 20% of all fatalities in the workplace. Over a thousand people killed in ways that could have been prevented....

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Machinery

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Machinery

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1,100 workers in the United States were killed last year by contact with equipment or by being caught in running machinery. Be Alert Working Around or Operating Machinery: The point of operation: This is where the work of the machine takes place....