Tagged: equipment

Safety Tip of the Week – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

Safety Tip of the Week – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment A blind spot is the area around a vehicle or piece of construction equipment that is not visible to the operators, either by direct line-of-sight or indirectly by use of internal and external mirrors. Pre-job risk assessment – consider these points: Consider the suitability of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

Weekly Safety Meeting – Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment

Blind Spots in Mobile Equipment A blind spot is the area around a vehicle or piece of construction equipment that is not visible to the operators, either by direct line-of-sight or indirectly by use of internal and external mirrors. Two recent incidents in the news involving construction equipment backing over...

Safety Tip of the Week – Heavy Equipment Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Heavy Equipment Safety

Heavy Equipment Safety Consideration should be given to issues related to working around heavy equipment: Inspect the equipment prior to operation to ensure that all lights and audible alarms are working properly. Define a route and clear visual path for the operator when moving equipment from the point of origin...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heavy Equipment Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Heavy Equipment Safety

Heavy Equipment Safety The use of heavy equipment on a jobsite is vital and necessary to the overall success of the construction project. However, unauthorized or unwise use of heavy equipment can result in personal injury, loss of life, or severe loss of materials needed to complete the project. Only...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety in Trenching

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety in Trenching

 Safety in Trenching You can be trapped before there is time to react. So, it is important that every excavation be prepared correctly, allowing you to complete your job safely and efficiently. Remember that every trench is different. Soil type, moisture content, depth, configuration, proximity to existing structures, and location...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety in Trenching

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety in Trenching

Safety in Trenching Two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. The employer must provide a workplace free of recognized hazards that may cause serious injury or death. An excavation is any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface formed by earth removal. A trench (Trench...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machinery Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Machinery Safety

Machinery Safety 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 up in running machinery. That’s 20% of all fatalities in the workplace. Over a thousand people killed in ways that could have...

Safety Tip of the Week – Machinery Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Machinery Safety

Machinery Safety 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 up in running machinery. Be alert working around or operating machinery: The point of operation: That is where the work of the...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Accidents

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Accidents

Preventing Accidents Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe Acts cause four times as many accidents & injuries as unsafe conditions. Accidents occur for many reasons. In most industries, people tend to look for “things” to blame...