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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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Fire Blankets

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This week Mark had some important safety tips for using a fire blanket in our facility.  Although these instructions are specific to our own building, the points below are still relevant and may be used in your work place as well!  Please read on below: In the event of a…

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Electricity Safety

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It’s another Safety Monday for our staff here at BWS!  Mark started off our week with an educational discussion about safely working with electricity. A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something like this: “It’s not voltage that kills, it’s current!” While there is an element of truth…

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Grinder Safety

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This week during Mark’s Safety Talk, the focus was placed on the proper use of grinders and their accessories.  Some of the information he provided to our team is as follows: Angle grinders are used frequently in our facility, and many people choose to use them in their homes as…

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Equipment Safety and Inspections

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We hope everyone had a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend!  Mark started off the week with a great discussion on operator safety in regards to equipment inspections. As an operator, you must: Inspect equipment before operating the vehicle.  If equipment is used by more than one operator during a…

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Choosing the Right Eye Protection

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Mark has discussed PPE and eye safety in the past, but today’s topic of discussion focused more on how to choose the proper eye gear for protection at work. There are 2.4 million eye injuries annually in North America. With the use of eye protection, at least 90% of them…

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Ladder safety at work

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We hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend!  This morning at our weekly Safety Meeting, Mark’s topic of discussion was ladder safety.  Whether you’re using a ladder at home or at your place of work, there are some important things to remember before climbing up. To help clarify the…

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