Sling Safety

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We hope everyone had a safe weekend!  This morning we celebrated reaching 80 days with no work accidents as Mark addressed today’s topic of discussion:  sling safety. Most slings are made from nylon, which are also the most versatile type of sling. Since these slings can be used in many…

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3 Point Contact Rule

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Today at the Monday Safety meeting Mark discussed the importance of the 3 Point Contact Rule.  Slips, trips and falls account for 20% of work injuries. This totals 13 million injuries per year. Climbing into and out of mobile equipment presents a common exposure to slips and falls. Inclement weather,…

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Communication in the Work Place

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During today’s Safety Talk Monday, Mark discussed the importance of communicating with others in the work place. When a workplace involves multiple people and heavy equipment it is good practice to look out for hazards other people may encounter. Steps to staying safe: Communicate your intentions: Let people around you know…

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Back Pain

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Welcome back after a long weekend!  Today we held our “Monday morning” safety talk on a Tuesday due to the holiday yesterday.  This week, Mark addressed a very common issue in the workplace:  back pain. Mark listed some of the “Do’s” and “Dont’s” for lifting in the work place in…

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Confined Space

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Today at our Monday morning Safety Talk, Jeff provided some interesting information regarding small spaces in the work force. By definition, a confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big enough for a worker to enter.  It is NOT designed for someone to work in regularly. …

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Stored Energy

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This morning at our Monday morning Safety Talk, Mark discussed the possible hazards involved with stored energy, also known as “potential energy.” The challenge we have with potential energy is that the risk is almost invisible, meaning: We can see the hazards when welding or grinding is taking place, however,…

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Fire Safety

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A fire can begin so quickly in one’s home or work place.   We tend to consider the flames to be the most dangerous part of a fire, but often forget how damaging the smoke can be! Your first priority in dealing with a fire of any kind is your own…

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Hot Work

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Today we reached 966 days with no lost-time accidents! To celebrate this and also acknowledge our perfect safety record for the month of August, Mark provided coffee for this morning’s discussion. Mark’s topic was one that is very relevant in our factory: heat. In a welding shop such as ours,…

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Solar Eclipse – Eye Safety

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Today is a special day, and while the subject content may not be entirely work-related, Mark wanted to address the solar eclipse taking place this afternoon.  Check in at 3:42 pm (AST) for the best view of the eclipse.  Just as with welding, you’ll want to wear some highly protective…

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Gas Storage

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This week Mark discussed the proper storage of gasses in the facility.  All compressed gasses are to be securely stored – never leave a compressed gas bottle free standing!  Further, inert gasses and and explosive gasses are never to be stored together except when in use. To ensure no accidents…

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