Tagged: injury

Safety Tip of the Week – Report Near Misses

Safety Tip of the Week – Report Near Misses

A “near miss” or accident without injury is easy to shrug off and forget. But there is a danger in brushing off accidents that don’t hurt, harm, or damage. When a “near miss” happens, it should immediately send up a red warning flag that something was wrong, unplanned, unexpected, and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

Safety Tip of the Week – Back Injury Prevention

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...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

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...

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...