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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11) Ergonomics for Electrical Workers: Safety When Using Tools for Installation and Repair

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.

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. But it’s critical for contractor to abide by OSHA regulations in order to secure more jobs.

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, why it’s important to use the proper rope and height for each job site activity.

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 get hurt.

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.

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