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Gloves: Safety Topics - September 2019 - Week 1
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is like a last-resort shield from injury hazards. However, PPE does not mean invincibility. While there are many different types of PPE for breathing or eyes, gloves are the only protection your hands get. Gloves may not completely prevent all hand lacerations but they do a good job in reducing severity. Different gloves have different purposes and protect against different hazards. This week we will discuss glove signage to ensure all employees are able to recognize the right protection against abrasions, cuts, chemicals, and heat.
Silica: Safety Topics - August 2019 - Week 4
People generally take physical hazards seriously; however, what happens when hazards are invisible and their effects are not immediately noticed? Respiratory protection is often times neglected, as opposed to hearing, sight, and body protection, despite being just as important! You need your lungs to breathe just as much as you need your eyes to see and ears to hear, so why isn’t respiratory protection discussed as frequently? This week we’ll focus on new OSHA standards for respiratory protection from silica particles and other contaminants. We’ll also talk about proper use of respirators and PPE. We’ll wrap up the week with contaminant protection at home that might surprise you.
Contractor Safety: Safety Topics - July 2019, Week 5
Plants and contractors go hand in hand. Often times, operations are outsourced to contractors for efficiency, but can generate new risks which must be managed. A strong safety culture, good training, complete risk analysis, and periodical safety audits make contracting just as safe as the standard work process.
Hand and Power Tools: Safety Topics - April 2019 Week 5
The dangers of hand and power tools are evident in the 400,000 U.S. emergency room visits they account for each year. A large majority of these emergency room visits is caused by misuse and carelessness. With proper use and effective safety programs, these incidents are significantly reduced. This week we’ll talk about some specific hand and power tools and their unique safety hazards to watch out for.
Learning Curves: Safety Topics - April 2019 Week 4
When it comes to new challenges, most often we think about a change in our work tasks. That “learning curve” can be dangerous. We have to think harder about the task at hand, which may open us up to new safety hazards. This week we’ll remind ourselves, “If you do something new make sure to review.”
General Safety: Safety Topics - April 2019 Week 3
Everyone wants their safety guaranteed when they go to work, but hazards and triggers pose a risk to workers all the time. Often we just need to remember the basics and keep them in the front of our minds. This week’s safety topics will help you remember the basics. Pretend it’s spring football.
Injury Causes: Safety Topics - February 2019 - Week 3
Despite a downward trend the last 5 years, workplace injuries continue to take a toll on American families and individuals. The top causes we’ll discuss this week account for 80% of all U.S. workplace injuries regardless of industry. We'll review examples of each cause and how to prevent them.
Confined Space: Safety Topics - October 2018 - Week 2
Confined Space As you can imagine, there are many different types of spaces that are considered confined spaces such as manholes, large storage tanks, hoppers, silos, vessels, railroad cars, pits, crawl spaces, and many more. This week we will discuss working safely in confined spaces.
Be Sure to Review - Safety Topics - September 2018, Week 2
When you do something new, be sure to review! Use a Job Safety Analysis (JSA), look for work area hazards, and follow up on corrective actions.
Slip, Trip, and Fall (part 2): Safety Topic - September 2018 - Week 1
Slip, Trip, and Fall (part 2) As stated before, slips, trips, and falls are the highest reported workplace injuries. Because of this, we want to provide you with a few more tips to help you avoid these injuries!
Job Safety Analysis: Safety Topics - August 2018 - Week 5
Job Safety Analysis A Job Safety Analysis, or JSA for short, is a method to systematically identify and evaluate hazards associated with a particular job or task. This week we will discuss JSA's and how they can benefit your workplace.
Personal Protective Equipment: Safety Topics - July 2018 - Week 4
Personal Protective Equipment is a last resort for injury prevention but what we have the most direct control over. This week we’ll talk about 5 categories of PPE: Respiratory, Eye & Face, Hearing, Foot and Hand. When you’re familiar with PPE, you’re more likely to help others remember to use it.
LOTO (Lock Out / Tag Out): Safety Topics - April 2018 - Week 2
Lock Out / Tag Out This week’s discussion is on compliance with OSHA Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) requirements. LOTO is the process to control hazardous energy during the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment.
Electrical Issues: Safety Topics - March 2018 - Week 2
Electrical Issues There are a few key rules to working safely with electrical equipment and these rules must be understood and always followed to ensure that we do not put ourselves and others in harms’ way.
Ladders: Safety Topics - March 2018 - Week 1
Ladders Ladders can pose serious hazards. Take caution and stay safe with these tips!
Slip, Trip, and Fall (part 1): Safety Topic - February 2018 - Week 4
Slips, Trip, and Fall (Part 1) Slips, trips, and falls are some of the highest reported workplace injuries; therefore, it is important that we make sure to take action on preventing these types of injuries.
Leading Causes of Injuries: Safety Topics - February 2018 - Week 1
According to the National Safety Council, there were 169,936 preventable deaths in 2017. Despite a downward trend over the last 5 years, workplace injuries continue to take a toll. The top causes we will talk about this week account for up to 80% of all workplace injuries in the U.S. and will review some examples of each cause and how to prevent them.
Wound Care: Safety Topics - January 2018 - Week 3
Sometimes the little things hurt our health the most. Any cut, scrape, abrasion or puncture in our skin could let in germs. A wound bacterial infection can be hard to treat and require a hospital stay, lead to amputation, or cause death. Know signs of an infection and do all you can to prevent one.