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Transporting Gas Cylinders

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Mark had a simple yet useful message for our team this morning after returning from the long Easter weekend!  This week, the focus was on safely transporting and using gas cylinders in the workplace. There are several types of cylinders that hold different gasses.  Here are some tips to remember…

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Staying Safe at Home

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This week’s Safety Monday Talk was brought to our staff by our Customer Service Representative, Abby!  Unlike our usual Monday morning discussions, today’s topic was quite simple:  safety at home is as important as safety at work. Although we place heavy focus on workplace safety at BWS, we also consider…

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Busy Times and Increased Risk

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We are happy to say things have been busy at BWS in the past few weeks with many new projects under way!   Consequently, our staff might perform tasks they don’t normally perform, such as accessing materials on racks, and work in areas of the plant where they don’t normally work….

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Preventing Hand Injuries at Work

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At BWS we consistently strive to keep conversations regarding safety and prevention at the forefront.  Our Monday morning safety talks are all part of that process!  Mark’s topic on hand safety was presented by Abby this morning to our staff.  The decision to discuss this particular topic was a result…

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Forklift Awareness

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It’s Safety Monday again!  This week Jeff helped deliver our safety message: forklift awareness. For the BWS team, this was a relevant issue  to discuss.  Not only are forklifts used regularly in our facility, but statistically speaking, they have had a large impact on North Americans in the work place. …

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Fire Extinguishers

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This week we changed things up and had a new speaker – Abby Derrah! By law, fire extinguishers must be regularly inspected.  National Fire Protection Association code 25 requires hydro-static testing every twelve months for ABC dry chemical extinguishers.  Further, these fire extinguishers must be recharged every six years. After…

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Listening with the Eyes

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Do you consider yourself a visual person?  You are not alone in this.  Many people filter information better by seeing it displayed rather than reading or hearing it spoken. At BWS and elsewhere, new employees and students enter the work force daily.  Here, we speak to all our staff about…

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Workplace Inspections

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How do you keep your work place safe?  Here, we believe the best practice is to be proactive instead of reactive.  Specifically in this circumstance, workplace inspections help prevent incidents, injuries and illnesses.  With such a busy shop (and numerous work stations) it would be easy to miss a hazard,…

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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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