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Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Ergonomic Safety

Nearly every type of work or occupation has the potential for causing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). To prevent these injuries, it is important to understand the factors that contribute to them. Ergonomic factors are workplace conditions that pose the risk of injury to the musculoskeletal system of the worker Factors...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomic Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Ergonomic Safety

‘Ergonomics’ literally means “the rules of human strength.” Engineers interested in the design of work environments originated the word in the 1950s. Today, the purpose of ergonomics in the workplace is to create a better match between the worker, the work they perform, and the equipment they use. A good...

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Pinch Points

Safety Tip of the Week – Be Aware of Pinch Points

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

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Pallets

Weekly Safety Meeting – Safety with Pallets

Safety with Pallets We utilize pallets in this facility each and every day. From shipping product out the door to moving items internally, pallets are part of our daily life. Pallets are a fundamental part of warehouse and industrial life. They’re immensely helpful in allowing workers to move loads around...

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Pallets

Safety Tip of the Week – Safety with Pallets

Safety with Pallets We utilize pallets in this facility each and every day. From shipping product out the door to moving items internally, pallets are part of our daily life. Pallets are a fundamental part of warehouse and industrial life. They’re immensely helpful in allowing workers to move loads around...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safely

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safely

Lifting Safely Eight out of ten Americans will eventually suffer a back injury or have some type of back pain. Back injuries are often difficult to treat and can result in lengthy and costly rehabilitation. It is important to stay healthy and in good shape so that we can do...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting Safely

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting Safely

Lifting Safely Back injuries account for about one in every five job-related injuries in workplaces. Disabling back injuries are no laughing matter for workers who lose time from work or from personal activities. The truth is that most of the pain and lost time can been prevented if you are...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fireworks Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety It won’t surprise you to learn that most firework- related injuries involve the hands and fingers. This accounts for 38 percent of fireworks injuries. Another 19 percent involve the eyes, and almost 50 percent of the wounds are burns. Follow these safety tips when using fireworks: Don’t let...