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Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

Weekly Safety Meeting – Preventing Backovers

 Preventing Backovers A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. These incidents can be prevented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2016. These kinds of incidents can occur in...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Preventing Backovers

Safety Tip of the Week – Preventing Backovers

 Preventing Backovers A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2016. These incidents can be prevented. Standard operating procedures: Develop, implement, and enforce...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Weekly Safety Meeting – Respirator Change Schedules

Respirator Change Schedules Respirators are among the most important pieces of safety equipment available. With chemical cartridges, they can be used to filter out and protect workers from many different hazards It’s no longer acceptable to rely on odor thresholds and other warning properties as the primary way of determining...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Respirator Change Schedules

Safety Tip of the Week – Respirator Change Schedules

 Respirator Change Schedules Respirators are among the most important pieces of safety equipment available. With chemical cartridges, they can be used to filter out and protect workers from many different hazards. OSHA states, “If there is no ESLI [end-of-service- life indicator] appropriate for conditions in the employer’s workplace, the employer...

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Silica Dust Hazards

Silica Dust Hazards Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work and tunneling. The seriousness of the health hazards associated with silica exposure is demonstrated by...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Silica Dust Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Silica Dust Hazards

Silica Dust Hazards Silica exposure remains a serious threat to nearly 2 million U.S. workers, including more than 100,000 workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry work, stonecutting, rock drilling, quarry work, and tunnelling. Crystalline silica is a basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other...