STOP, DROP & ROLL

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This morning, Safety Mark addressed a very clear and present danger to many of our staff, the possibility that clothing may catch fire.  Given that our staff, in all sectors face these hazards daily that could present a threat, it only seemed natural to talk about it. At first, the…

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COMPRESSED AIR

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This may seem an unusual topic to tackle for safety, but it is a very real threat. It’s not Monday, but this morning, we pick up after the Labour Day holiday.  Mark explained the reason for today’s subject matter.  Compressed air can cause very serious heath hazards when allied directly…

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Clamp Safety

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In the day-to-day work of a welder, clamps are common place, essential tools and used constantly.  While Safety Mark is out on a course, Jeff stepped in to give the staff a Safety Talk today.  We thought it best to go over some safety tips surrounding clamps to avoid any…

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Welder’s Flash

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This week, Safety Mark took the staff aside to talk about a very present danger in our environment, welder’s flash.  Welder’s flash is caused but the UV radiation over a broad range of wavelengths given off by a walking arc.  He advised that certain types of UV radiation can produce…

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Summer BBQ

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If you walk onto the shop floor at BWS and there is nothing but silence, you best go out and see if the BBQ is on.  Today, that was the case.    Lance and Mark manned the grill while Candi and Amanda dished out salads in the cafeteria. We use…

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HEAT STRESS

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Since even Canada is heating up right now, Mark took the staff aside to talk about the dangers of working in the heat and how to avoid any health issues from it. Mark advised everyone of the following tips: Wear light, loose fitting clothing as they absorb less heat from…

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THE COST OF SAFETY

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In a different angle on safety, Mark approached it the Safety Talk as an equation for safety.  Providing the actual value of the equipment being used.  But that isn’t the core value he was driving. Examples: The smoke nozzle on a whip has a cost of $58 to replace.  But…

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SAFETY GLOVES: PICK THE RIGHT ONES

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This week, Mark thought it a good practice to introduce/refresh everybody on the different types of gloves available to them in the parts room and the pros and cons of each.  He brought out the four most commonly used types of glove in the plant and provided examples of where…

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NOISE AWARENESS

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Hearing and noise levels were the topic of conversation on the BWS shop floor this morning.  Making the staff aware of the different noise levels and the potential dangers of them was the goal.  Even though your day-to-day may not be noisy and require protection, certain tasks may. While the…

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CENTERING A LOAD

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Forklift load center was the topic of conversation for the staff this morning.  Optimizing the exact point where a load should be placed and carried can ultimately, provide a much safer experience for the operator and the staff around them. First point was that the maximum rating on a forklift…

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