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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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Burn Hazards and Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – 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. The most common types of workplace burns are thermal (heat), electrical, and chemical. Thermal burns can occur with exposure to hot liquids or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Hazards in Electrical Work

Hazards in Electrical Work Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this “Silent Killer.” The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals....

Safety Tip of the Week – First Aid for Burns

Safety Tip of the Week – First Aid for Burns

First Aid for Burns A burn can be painful or painless, according to the degree. The degree of a burn is determined by its location on the body and the number of skin layers affected. Heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation can cause a burn. The first response in a burn...

Weekly Safety Meeting – First Aid for Burns

Weekly Safety Meeting – First Aid for Burns

First Aid for Burns A burn can be painful or painless, according to the degree. The degree of a burn is determined by its location on the body and the number of skin layers affected. Heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation can cause a burn. The first response in a burn...

Safety Tip of the Week – Arc Flash Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Arc Flash Safety

Arc Flash Safety Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Arc Flash Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Arc Flash Safety

Arc Flash Safety Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Hot Work Safety Hot work may include spark and high heat producing job tasks such as grinding, welding, soldering, thermal or oxygen cutting or heating. Advanced planning and safe work procedures help prevent workplace fires caused by hot works activities. Whenever possible, hot works activities should take place in designated...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

 Hot Work Safety When you weld, cut, or grind, the potential for accidents is significant. Eyes and skin can be burned, hearing can be damaged, and an electric shock can kill you. Even the fumes and gases produced during the welding process can damage your respiratory system or cause asphyxiation....

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Hot Work Safety Welding is a routine job on many worksites. However, this common task has hazards that can result in serious injury and property damage. Bystanders as well as workers involved directly with welding can be affected. It is important for everyone to have a basic knowledge of welding...