Tagged: machinery

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....

Safety Tip of the Week – Pinch Point Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Pinch Point Safety

Pinch Point Safety 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 also referred to as “pinch points.” The physical forces applied to a body part caught in a pinch point can...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pinch Point Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Pinch Point Safety

Pinch Point Safety 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...

Safety Tip of the Week – Aerial Lift Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Aerial Lift Safety

 Aerial Lift Safety Job sites are not always at ground level. Sometimes workers need to use aerial platforms. All work has hazards and risks involved in it, but when you work at an elevated height, extra training and attention to safety procedures is a necessity. In order to work safely...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lift Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Aerial Lift Safety

Aerial Lift Safety Job sites are not always at ground level. Sometimes workers need to use aerial platforms. All work has hazards and risks involved in it, but when you work at an elevated height, extra training and attention to safety procedures is a necessity. Man-lifts and scissor lifts are...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lockout/Tagout

Safety Tip of the Week – Lockout/Tagout

 Lockout/Tagout   Failure to lock out or tag power sources on equipment can result in electrocutions, amputations, and other serious, sometimes fatal, accidents. What are the most common causes of these accidents? The machine or piece of equipment was not completely shut off before a maintenance or repair operation. Not...