Safety Talk – Fatal Four

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The Fatal Four was our topic this week at out Safety Talk meeting. The Fatal Four account for more workplace fatalities than any other type of incident. Consequently, these are the most deadly incidents in the workplace industry. Fatal Four categories: Falls Main Cause: Not wearing a a safety harness….

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Safety Talk – A Proactive Approach

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A PROACTIVE APPROACH – This is what we discussed today during our weekly Safety Meeting. This method allows you to spot dangers before it’s too late, the opposite of a reactive approach. QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF OR TO DISCUSS WITH A SAFETY MANAGER: Do you have the right equipment? Are…

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Safety Talk – One Deadly Notification

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In 2019, the number of cell phone users will reach the five billion mark. Today at our Safety Talk, we discussed Cell Phones. Answering calls, responding to text messages, listening to voicemails, or checking social media notifications are all distractions. All of these could result in a serious work place…

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Safety Talk – Water Safety

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Today, we are reminded that staying safe outside of the workplace is equally as important. Summer is quickly approaching and the topic was Water Safety. Anytime you are working over or near water you may be exposed to various hazards such as : Drowning Cold-Water Shock & Immersion Weather (Lightning, etc.)…

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Safety Talk – Short – Cuts

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At our weekly Safety Talk, we discussed “short-cuts” at work. Sometimes when in a hurry, nothing bad happens or there may be a “near miss”. However, a serious injury will eventually occur. No matter how busy the work place pressure is, NEVER take a short-cut. Used the wrong ladder because the…

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Safety Talk – Safety Glasses

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This week we discussed Safety Glasses in our Monday Safety Talk. Safety Glasses play an important part of protecting our eyes at work from various hazards. They need to be worn at all times in the workplace.   Workers experience eye injuries on the job for two major reasons: They were…

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Safety Talk – Hand Tools

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How often do you use hand tools at work?  At BWS, hand tools are a part of our daily routine and sometimes, we need refreshers on how to safely use them! This morning at our Safety Talk, Jeff laid out some basic rules and reminders to keep in mind while…

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Safety Talk: Forklifts & Pedestrians

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At BWS, we use forklifts on a regular basis to move materials both within our buildings and between our main facility, paint facility and our finish off facility.  Although they are a great tool for parts transportation, their safety risks should also be addressed before introducing them at any work…

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Safety Talk: PPE

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We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Today, Jeff gave our team a friendly reminder to keep their personal protective equipment in mind whenever they step into our manufacturing area. PPE are not only expected to be worn during close encounters with welders/grinders, etc., but are also expected to be worn…

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Value Your Personal Health

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Yesterday after returning from the long weekend, Mark discussed simple but critical points to keep everyone in the work place safe: YOU SHOULD:  Make safety a habit. Value your personal health and safety. You are the person most in control regarding your own safety. YOU SHOULD NOT: Take shortcuts and…

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