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Safety Talk – Heat Stress

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Heat Stress was the focus for our Safety Talk this morning. With all the heat warnings happening this summer, this seemed appropriate to discuss. Exposure to extreme heat can result in workplace illnesses and injuries. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rashes are just some of the ways that…

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Safety Talk – First-Of-Inspections

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Monday brings the start of the week and a new Safety Talk topic. “First-Of-inspections” and “In-Process inspections” were the focus. Both of these are as important as a final inspection. Jeff encouraged our staff to report mistakes they may recognize before production starts or during the early stages of production….

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Safety Talk – Hand Tools

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To start off our week, Jeff discussed the proper use of Hand Tools at our Weekly Safety talk. Hand Tools are one of the biggest causes for hand related injuries in the work place. Avoid these when using hand tools: DO NOT: Use tools for jobs that they are not…

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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 – 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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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 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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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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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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SAFETY GLOVES: PICK THE RIGHT ONES

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This week, Mark thought it a good practice to introduce/refresh everybody on the different types of gloves available to them in the parts room and the pros and cons of each.  He brought out the four most commonly used types of glove in the plant and provided examples of where…

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