Tagged: hazard

Safety Tip of the Week – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Safety Tip of the Week – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Each year, workers suffer approximately 125,000 caught or crushed-by injuries that occur when body parts get caught between two objects or entangled with machinery. Common causes of crushing hazards: Not paying attention to the location of hands and feet; Walking or working in areas with mobile equipment and fixed structures;...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Caught or Crushed Injuries

Each year, workers suffer approximately 125,000 caught or crushed-by injuries that occur when body parts get caught between two objects or entangled with machinery. These hazards are also referred to as “pinch points.” The physical forces applied to a body part caught in a pinch point can vary and cause...

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...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Be Aware of Hazards

Many small things influence our lives; and not paying attention to them can sometimes have disastrous consequences…especially when it comes to safety. Fortunately, most of us have been trained to keep an eye out for the “big hazards” that could cause injury. But, sometimes, it’s the little or unnoticed hazards...

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Hazards

Many small things influence our lives; and not paying attention to them can sometimes have disastrous consequences, especially when it comes to safety. Fortunately, most of us have been trained to keep an eye out for the “big hazards” that could cause injury. But, sometimes, it’s the little or unnoticed...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Safety – Recognition

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hazard Safety – Recognition

A hazard is defined as an incident, a thing likely to cause injury, a chance of being injured or harmed, or a possible source of danger. Hazards are present on every jobsite. They include falls, flying debris, lacerations, electrical, confined spaces, noise, use of tools, fire, illumination, scaffolds, ladders, aerial...

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 – Amputation Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Amputation Hazards

Amputation Hazards Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of work activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded machines. Amputation protection: Machine safeguarding with the following equipment is the best way to...