Back Injury Prevention - Who has not heard the basics of back
injury prevention? At the same time, who has applied these
principles to every day work? Many people understand the basics
of safe lifting, but fail to perform these basic practices on a
regular and consistent basis.
Characteristics of Hazardous Waste - A waste is any solid, liquid,
or contained gaseous material that you no longer use. Such
wastes are hazardous if they have the potential to cause injury
or pollute land, air, or water.
Construction Equipment Dangers - Construction Equipment used
on construction jobs often creates dangerous conditions. This
week's Tail Gate Safety Topic examines a few situations which
should be watched for at all times.
Emergency Response - Be prepared! An emergency is no time to
hesitate or panic!
Lift Safety - Sprains and strains to the muscles, tendons, and
ligaments of the back are common injuries that are often
Housekeeping on the Job - You have a pretty good idea how safe
a job is just by looking at it before you start to work. Even a
"Sidewalk Superintendent" knows this. A job that looks clean,
with everything in its place, is a safe job.
Windy Days - Sudden gusts of wind can cause unexpected
Electric Power - A mistake around electricity could easily be your
Ergonomics - The way you organize the elements of your
workplace to fit your individual needs is probably the most
important consideration in working comfortably. You can save
time and effort throughout the work day by taking a few minutes
to think about the best position for your equipment and the most
effective use of your space.
Electrical Equipment - This information is being provided to
highlight the requirements for the use of extension cords,
electrical tools, temporary power and temporary lighting.
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Winter Weather Safety - On the job Tool Box Safety Talks -
During winter weather conditions, extra caution is needed. Most
people are aware of this situation, but there is always a higher
level of automobile accidents during the first few snows of the
Hand and Portable Powered Tool Safety - It's easy to pick up
and use a tool without stopping to think about its hazards. It is
difficult to remember that tools pose hazards, and sometimes
accidents occur before steps can be taken to avoid or eliminate
EBOLA - Employer Liability Issues - By now, the worldwide health
authorities and media have publicized the Ebola hemorrhagic
virus (EHV) (sometimes called Ebola Virus Disease, or EVD) (the
"virus" or "disease") that has been reported throughout western
Africa. Although the United States has only experienced several
cases of the virus, it is only a matter of time before the disease
surfaces in more cases throughout the country. Given high
density areas of human contact such as mass transportation
systems, schools, hospitals and the workplace, the potential is
great for this widely circulating virus to spread from
human-to-human in a short period of time.
Commercial Fall Protection Rules - a summary related to wood
OSHA'a Revised Recordkeeping Rule - As many employers know
all too well, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
("OSHA") requires them to record work-related injuries and
illnesses and to maintain the OSHA 300 Log for five years.
Eye Injury Prevention - one thousand eye injuries occur in
American workplaces every day. These injuries are responsible
for over $3,000,000.00 annually in medical, lost production and
workers' compensation costs!!
GFCIs - Protection from electrical hazards is one way to prevent
accidents caused by electric current.
Incident Reporting - The health and safety of our employees is a
top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent injuries
and report all incidents immediately so that the same thing does
not happen again.