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Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Many companies consider lifting and rigging work tasks to be high hazard. There are a lot of hazards that accompany lifting any loads with cranes or equipment. It is important to not only understand proper rigging techniques, but also the hazards that accompany this type of work task. Annually about...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting and Rigging Safety

Annually about 50 riggers are killed when loads have slipped from the rigging or when the rigging has failed. Some Dos and Don’ts to Remember: Name one member of the crew to act as the signal person and instruct the equipment operator to recognize signals from that person only; Rigger...

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 – Lifting Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting Safety

Lifting Safely What’s wrong with this picture? Answer: This person is bending only at the waist to pick up an object. What’s right with this picture? Answer: This person is bending his knees and keeping his back as straight as possible to pick up an object. Keep your back healthy…always...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safety

Lifting Safely Back injuries can be extremely painful and long-lasting. They can keep you in bed for extended periods of time and they may occasionally even require surgery. For some people, back pain doesn’t really ever go away. Back strains and injuries can happen anywhere, but a great many of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

Weekly Safety Meeting – Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention 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...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lifting Safety

Lifting Safety Each day, in some form or fashion, you do lifting in your work and home activities. Your back is in motion all day, every day, even when you sleep. It bends when you sit, twists when you turn, lifts when you stand, and supports you when you walk....

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Lifting Safety

Lifting Safety Each day, in some form or fashion, you do lifting in your work and home activities. Your back is in motion all day, every day, even when you sleep. It bends when you sit, twists when you turn, lifts when you stand, and supports you when you walk....