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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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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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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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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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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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