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Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Machinery

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Machinery

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1100 workers in the United States were killed last year by contact with equipment or by being caught up in running machinery. That’s 20% of all fatalities in the workplace. Over a thousand people killed in ways that could have been prevented....

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Machinery

Safety Tip of the Week – Working Safely with Machinery

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1,100 workers in the United States were killed last year by contact with equipment or by being caught in running machinery. Be Alert Working Around or Operating Machinery: The point of operation: This is where the work of the machine takes place....

Weekly Safety Meeting – If in Doubt – Lock It Out

Weekly Safety Meeting – If in Doubt – Lock It Out

There are many examples of people being seriously injured or killed by machinery and electrical equipment. Often, these tragedies happen because people carelessly try to repair or maintain the equipment without making sure its energy source has been shut off. Many times, the accident happens when other workers restart the...

Safety Tip of the Week – If in Doubt – Lock It Out

Safety Tip of the Week – If in Doubt – Lock It Out

There are many examples of people being seriously injured or killed by machinery and electrical equipment. Often, these tragedies happen because people carelessly try to repair or maintain the equipment without making sure its energy source has been shut off. Common Causes of Accidents: The machine or piece of equipment...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Amputations

Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll bending machines,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Amputations

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Amputations

Last year OSHA received reports of more than 2,600 amputations nationwide. Machine guarding landed in the eighth spot on the agency’s most cited violations, something the agency says contributes directly to most amputation causes. Lockout/tagout citations were in the number five spots. Mechanical components present amputation hazards: Point of operation—the...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cuts and Lacerations Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Cuts and Lacerations Safety

 Cuts and Lacerations Safety Each year millions of workers suffer workplace injuries that could have been prevented. Some of the most common and preventable injuries are cuts and lacerations. Although statistical data differs from study to study, cuts and lacerations often rank as the second or third most frequent workplace...