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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 – 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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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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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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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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