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Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hand Safety

Hand injuries account for 80 percent of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job. Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hands are so important because of their utility. They provide us with the...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Hand Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hand Safety

Hand injuries account for 80 percent of all occupational injuries. This is because the hands are engaged in almost all activities on the job. Can you imagine any occupation that does not make use of the hand? Hand Safety Dos and Don’ts Make sure your workers learn and remember these...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Prevention of Back Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Prevention of Back Injuries

Back injuries are the most common injury in the workplace and the cause of most missed work time. The injury can be caused by a strain, spasm, or sprain to the ligaments or muscles of the back. This can happen due to lifting something that’s too heavy or over-extending (overstretching)...

Safety Tip of the Week – Prevention of Back Injuries

Safety Tip of the Week – Prevention of Back Injuries

There are approximately 400,000 back injuries each year. They are the leading source of lost time injuries and cost billions of dollars annually, not to mention the hours, days, or even months of disabling pain. In construction work, material is constantly being moved or lifted, and most often the lifter...

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Trip Injuries and Prevention

A common hazard that can be overlooked is the trip hazard. While falls are undoubtedly responsible for the majority of the fatalities, trips cause far too many injuries in the workplace. Trip Hazards: There is an endless list of possible trip hazards found in a workplace: Extension cords; Tools, equipment,...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Report Near Misses

Weekly Safety Meeting – Report Near Misses

A worker received an electric shock on a piece of equipment he was using. He was not injured, and he did not report the incident. A few days later another worker also received a shock from the same defective equipment and again did not report the problem. Within days a...