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Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Hot Work Safety For some of you, welding is a hands-on job, but welding safety is really up to everyone. It involves not only the welder, but also those working in the vicinity of welding operations. We also need to watch out for hazards should a contractor enter our facility...

Safety Tip of the Week – Handling Chemical Spills

Safety Tip of the Week – Handling Chemical Spills

 Handling Chemical Spills Chemical spills can be in the form of liquids, solids such as pellets, gases, or vapors. They can be flammable (quick to burn or explode), corrosive (damaging to human tissue or other materials), or toxic (poisonous to humans and other living things). The time to deal with...

Safety Tip of the Week – PPE: Wet Concrete Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – PPE: Wet Concrete Safety

 PPE: Wet Concrete Safety Wet concrete that is thoroughly and quickly washed off the skin will cause little irritation. But continuous contact between skin and wet concrete allows alkaline compounds to burn the skin. These exposures can lead to irritant or even contact dermatitis conditions such as stinging pain, itching,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – PPE: Wet Concrete Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – PPE: Wet Concrete Safety

 PPE: Wet Concrete Safety Wet concrete that is thoroughly and quickly washed off the skin will cause little irritation. But continuous contact between skin and wet concrete allows alkaline compounds to burn the skin. These exposures can lead to irritant or even contact dermatitis conditions such as stinging pain, itching,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machine Guards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machine Guards

Machine Guards Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces. Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries to fingers and hands, burns, abrasions, blindness, and over 800 deaths per year. Amputation is one of the most severe and...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely Around Electricity

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely Around Electricity

 Working Safely Around Electricity Industry runs on electricity. It’s safe to use when you know what you’re doing and take proper precautions. When precautions are not taken, electricity can be a killer. The most common electrical hazard on today’s worksites is from the ground fault electrical shock. Electrical accidents are...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Around Electricity

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Around Electricity

 Working Safely Around Electricity Industry runs on electricity. It’s safe to use when you know what you’re doing and take proper precautions. When precautions are not taken, electricity can be a killer. The most common electrical hazard on today’s worksites is from the ground fault electrical shock. Electrical accidents are...