November Safety Topics
Today we’re going to cover the top November safety topics to help keep you in the know. Don’t fall short when it comes to safety!
1) Silent Killer Alert and Tips: Carbon Monoxide Hazard Bigger This Time of Year
Bring out your respirators and gas masks, everyone! The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries recently warned the public about the threats of carbon monoxide (CO) at the workplace. The Department particularly called upon employers to reduce the…(read the whole article)
2) 12 Safety Measures for Secure Loading Operations
Transporting loads is a very dangerous operation. It might seem like a simple task of getting stuff from one place and bringing it to another. But loading, unloading and transporting cargo can cause serious injury and even fatality. Workers loading and unloading cargo are exposed to serious danger in that …(read the whole article)
3) All about Material Safety Data Sheets
Working with chemicals is always a dangerous business. While not all chemicals are potentially explosive, some can leave your skin burned and beyond repair. Others can blind or even asphyxiate you in a matter of seconds.
Although wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) protects you from a chemical’s potential hazards, nothing beats the …(read the whole article)
4) Materials Handling: Top 13 Tips for Greater Sling Safety
Materials handling is one among the most important tasks in any industry. Without it, important tools, equipment and materials cannot be moved, sold, manufactured and utilized. This is the very reason why slings are important tools in almost every industry. Without them, it would be difficult to handle materials and …(read the whole article)
5) Safety Measures for Using a Wheelbarrow: Inspection and Handling Tips
Whether it is hauling bricks, sand, gravel, tiles or concrete, wheelbarrows are very helpful in carrying a small amount of heavy objects and materials and moving them from one place to another. Workers must be trained not only in the proper way to use wheelbarrows, but also in wearing the right kind of personal protective equipment (PPE) while using this indispensable tool.
Safety in the use of wheelbarrows starts with…(read the whole article)
6) 5 Distractions that Cause Workplace Hazards
In a perfect world, employees don’t have to worry about breaking their shoulder bone, falling off scaffolds, or catching a grave lung disease. They’d be provided with excellent training not only once but regularly.
Besides being comfortable and self-cleaning, their PPE could be worn in a matter of seconds and would have built-in…(read the whole article)
7) Safety Guide for Flaggers
Orange cones, barricades and flashy arrows. These are things you’d likely see on a part of the road whenever certain operations are being done near vehicle traffic. In most cases, too, you’d see one or two people in flashy vests monitoring…(read the whole article)
8) Safety with Loads: Tips on Using Hand Trucks, Carts and Dollies Properly
Back injuries are a common problem caused by carrying or moving loads. While using delivery trucks can make the task easier and faster, it becomes impractical when loads just have to be transported a short distance.
This is where hand trucks, carts, and dollies come into the picture. With these tools, workers can…(read the whole article)
9) Proper PPE for Health Care Workers: Protection from Hazardous Drugs
Just imagine 8 million people losing their lives in a single accident. Wouldn’t it be a big tragedy? Surely, a whole country, if not the whole world, would be mourning. While the health care industry has never caused a disaster as big as this, it actually exposes about 8 million workers (at least in the United States) to the…(read the whole article)
10) Equipment and Vehicle Safety: Tips on Using All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are among the most useful land vehicles ever invented. Designed to combat the hazards of different kinds of terrain, they can be used in almost every worksite there is. Not only do they make traveling easier for drivers, they are also…(read the whole article)
11) Ergonomics for Electrical Workers: Safety When Using Tools for Installation and Repair
Case # 1: A day in the construction site is another ordinary one for Billy. He has no problem drilling holes on a wall until the drill bits and hole saws get stuck while the drill spins. Later, he suffers from severe wrist and elbow injury.
Case #2: Meet Carlos, another electrical worker. For the day, he’s tasked to…(read the whole article)
12) Following OSHA Rules, Protecting Employees: 6 Workplace Safety Tips Often Taken for Granted
Being stubborn is a common human trait. It’s probably because defying authority comes with a certain degree of excitement and satisfaction. Sometimes we go ignoring instructions printed on boxes or painted on signs because we love…(read the whole article)
13) Manual Handling of Loads Safety: Materials Handling from Ground to Roof
I’ve always wondered about how it feels to be a tightrope walker. It must be nerve-wracking to perform in front of a packed arena. That is, while using maybe a 3- to 4-inch rope as a bridge between two 15-ft…(read the whole article)
14) Construction Safety: Using, Handling and Maintaining Jackhammers
Jackhammers are designed to break asphalt, concrete and rocks. They come either in electric or pneumatic models of 60 or 90 lb. weights. Without proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE), workers can easily…(read the whole article)
15) Vehicle Safety: Safety Measures in Braking and Stopping
Of all the mechanisms any vehicle is equipped with, the ones for braking and stopping are the most important. Any defects on them can cause operators to accidentally strike pedestrians, drop loads or hit other equipment. These and other serious accidents can cause anything from a lost leg to…(read the whole article)
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