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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 – 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 – 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 – Water Safety

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Today, we are reminded that staying safe outside of the workplace is equally as important. Summer is quickly approaching and the topic was Water Safety. Anytime you are working over or near water you may be exposed to various hazards such as : Drowning Cold-Water Shock & Immersion Weather (Lightning, etc.)…

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Safety Talk – Short – Cuts

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At our weekly Safety Talk, we discussed “short-cuts” at work. Sometimes when in a hurry, nothing bad happens or there may be a “near miss”. However, a serious injury will eventually occur. No matter how busy the work place pressure is, NEVER take a short-cut. Used the wrong ladder because the…

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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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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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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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