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Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Hazards

Weekly Safety Meeting – Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules. Electrical hazards are doubly hazardous in that...

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Hazards

Safety Tip of the Week – Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this “Silent Killer.” The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals. Unlike metals...

Safety Tip of the Week – Construction Electrical Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Construction Electrical Safety

Construction – Electrical Safety Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules. It doesn’t take a lot...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Construction Electrical Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Construction Electrical Safety

Construction – Electrical Safety Electricity is an essential source of energy for most work-related operations. However, fewer sources have a greater potential to cause harm than electricity. Working safely with electricity is possible if you are trained in, understand, and follow certain basic ground rules. By its nature, electricity will...

Safety Tip of the Week – Lock It, Tag It, and Try It

Safety Tip of the Week – Lock It, Tag It, and Try It

Lock It, Tag It, and Try It If you operate, clean, service, adjust, or repair machinery and equipment, be aware of the hazards to which you’re exposing yourself. Any powered equipment that could put you in danger is a hazard that can be prevented when lockout/tagout/tryout procedures are followed. Before...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lock It, Tag It, and Try It

Weekly Safety Meeting – Lock It, Tag It, and Try It

Lock It, Tag It, and Try It If you operate, clean, service, adjust, or repair machinery and equipment, be aware of the hazards to which you’re exposing yourself. Any powered equipment that could put you in danger is a hazard that can be prevented when lockout/tagout/tryout procedures are followed. Before...

Safety Tip of the Week – GFCI

Safety Tip of the Week – GFCI

Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCI) A ground fault occurs when the electrical current does not complete its circuit and unintentionally flows to the ground. Ground faults can cause fires and are dangerous when they flow through a person to the ground. The GFCI, as it is commonly called, is simply a fast-acting...

Weekly Safety Meeting – GFCI

Weekly Safety Meeting – GFCI

Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCI) The most common electric shock hazard, ground faults, can cause severe electrical shock or electrocution. In normal conditions, electricity runs in a closed circuit; electricity flows out on the “hot” wire and returns on the “neutral” wire, completing the circuit. A ground fault occurs when the electrical...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Hot Work Safety

Hot Work Safety Hot work may include spark and high heat producing job tasks such as grinding, welding, soldering, thermal or oxygen cutting or heating. Advanced planning and safe work procedures help prevent workplace fires caused by hot works activities. Whenever possible, hot works activities should take place in designated...

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Hot Work Safety

 Hot Work Safety When you weld, cut, or grind, the potential for accidents is significant. Eyes and skin can be burned, hearing can be damaged, and an electric shock can kill you. Even the fumes and gases produced during the welding process can damage your respiratory system or cause asphyxiation....