Tagged: PPE

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Solvents

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working Safely with Solvents

Solvents are so common in many work places that workers forget how dangerous they are. A solvent can be generally described as a substance, usually a liquid, that is used to dissolve another substance. Although solvents can be used safely, health problems can result from skin contact with solvents or...

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Working outside in the winter can be a dirty job, but many of us have to do it. Are you ready for winter work? Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Proper Hearing Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Proper Hearing Protection

Proper Hearing Protection To minimize the risk of incurring hearing loss due to noise, it is important for organizations, employers, and individuals to understand how they can better protect themselves and their employees from excessive noise in the workplace. Disposable or reusable plugs: Many disposable or reusable plugs are available...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Proper Hearing Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Proper Hearing Protection

Proper Hearing Protection Hearing loss is the No. 1 sensory disability in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that 16 percent of hearing loss worldwide is attributable to occupational noise exposure. To minimize the risk of incurring hearing loss due to noise, it is important for organizations, employers, and...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Chemical Inventory

Safety Tip of the Week – Chemical Inventory

Chemical Inventory The Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to make a chemical inventory list of the hazardous chemicals present in the workplace. The chemicals on these lists are identified with markers to easily find the corresponding safety data sheet (SDS). Additional benefits include: Employees are able to find information on...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chemical Inventory

Weekly Safety Meeting – Chemical Inventory

Chemical Inventory The Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to make a chemical inventory list of the hazardous chemicals present in the workplace. The chemicals on these lists are identified with markers to easily find the corresponding safety data sheet (SDS). Quick and easy access to the chemical inventory list and...

Safety Tip of the Week –  Picking the Proper Glove

Safety Tip of the Week – Picking the Proper Glove

Picking the Proper Glove Hand injuries account for approximately 1/3 of all disabling job-related injuries each year. Over 80% of these injuries are caused by pinch points. These injuries are of all kinds–cuts, bruises, fractures, and amputations. Approximately 20% of these injuries become infected. Hand injuries are most common in...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Picking the Proper Glove

Weekly Safety Meeting – Picking the Proper Glove

Picking the Proper Glove Your hands are one of your most valuable assets. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to touch, hold, feel, write, or gesture. In fact, you couldn’t do much of anything. Too often, however, we take them for granted. We don’t pay attention to how we treat...

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Safety Tip of the Week – Fall Protection

Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. No work should proceed unless the necessary fall protection is in place. The use of...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

Weekly Safety Meeting – Fall Protection

 Fall Protection Falls are the second leading cause of occupational fatalities and disabling injuries in the United States. Each year, over 500 workers die in fall-related accidents and over 300,000 workers suffer a disabling injury. Most of these fatalities and disabling injuries, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety...