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Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Injuries

Each year in the U.S. over 16 million people suffer hand injuries; over 250,000 of those are serious and disabling. The hand is one of the most complex parts of your body. The movement of the tendons, bones, tissues and nerves allows you to grip and do a wide variety...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hand Injuries

Safety Tip of the Week – Hand Injuries

Each year in the U.S. over 16 million people suffer hand injuries. Over 250,000 of those are serious and disabling. Typical injuries include: Puncture wounds; Lacerations; Broken fingers; Contusions; Thermal Burns; and Chemical Burns. These injuries occur when: Cutting or using a sharp tool; Using hand tools; Reaching into moving...

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...