It seems like every year, the summer days get hotter sooner and that they stay hotter longer as well. In Florida, this has been especially true with days climbing into the upper 90’s along with high humidity. Combine this hot, humid environment with physical activity and lack of preparation and you could be at risk…
Warehouses are always vital repositories for a business’ stock. They store most, if not all, of a business’ goods ready for sale or distribution. Because they have such an important function—safeguarding the biggest source of a business’ income—warehouses can control a business’ fate. Any warehouse disaster, such as a fire, can have disastrous consequences, potentially…
Did you know that October is National Audiology Awareness Month & National Protect Your Hearing Month?
With this in mind, we’ve created a safety module appropriate for the occasion that will focus on noise protection while working on and off your job.
Some of the topics include:
- Noise and Acoustics
- Workplace PEL’s
- Methods To Control and Minimize Exposure
- Selection Of Hearing Protection
I bet if you surveyed your employees who regularly use nail guns you would find that most of them have had at least one nail gun incident.
These tools have made production much faster and safer however they demand some respect!
Here are some basic rules for using your nail gun:
- Never use your nail gun with the nose guard safety spring missing.
- Always read and follow the instructions provided with the tool.
- Wear safety glasses (trust me on this one!).
- Do not point the tool towards yourself or others, no matter how far away they are.
- When you are moving about the work area – keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
- When leaving the tool unattended, turn off the air supply or disconnect the air hose.
- Never rest the gun against any part of your body, or try to climb a ladder with the gun cradled against your body.
- Do not work above other trades. Always be aware of the possible danger to your workmates, and take whatever precautions are required.
- Do not use any nail that is not of a type suited to the nail gun and the purpose for which it is being used.
Remember that a nail gun is a time saving tool — but it cannot save the time when you are in the emergency room.
Use it safely! To learn more or to schedule equipment operation training, visit http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/training/equipment-operation.
Safety Tip – Respiratory Protection
Do you know if your respirators and their components are NIOSH tested and certified?
The standards require employers to establish or maintain a respiratory protection program to protect their employees. Whether you use air purifying or atmosphere supplying respirators, learn how to effectively select a fit for you, maintain, and properly wear your respirators needed.
Everyday, a whopping 1,000 eye injuries happen in a US workplace. Due to the high number, the Department of Labor’s survey research has revealed that nearly 3 out of 5 workers failed to wear eye protection and about 40% had the wrong type of protection.
With this month’s safety tip you’ll get a great overview on how to properly select, wear, and maintain your protective equipment. Don’t be another statistic and develop a “safety first” mentality and workplace culture.
Do you know what OSHA’s gas detection PEL’s are? Or the proper use of measuring instruments? In this month’s safety tip, you will get a great overview of gas detection must-know tips to use when entering areas of possible threat.
Get familiar with the oxygen levels, PEL’s, types of atmospheric testing devices, proper usage, and common mistakes to avoid in our 25-slide presentation below…
To learn more about Gas Detection and Confined Space safety training, visit us at http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/training/safety-courses-for-all-industries/confined-space-with-hands-on or contact us at 407-353-8165 / email@example.com.
Are you guilty of using hazardous aerial lift procedures?
Falls, electrocutions, and collapses or tip-overs are some of the most prominent Aerial Lift device injuries, according to OSHA. These include boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, aerial ladders and vertical towers.
Watch this presentation on general Aerial Lift safety, share it with your staff or if needed, gather a meeting regarding the topic and work safely!
To learn more about a Aerial Lift safety training, visit us at http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/training/equipment-operation/aerial-lift or contact us at 407-353-8165 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is this month’s safety tip presentation to learn more about the vast presence of illicit and abused drugs that could potentially take place in your workplace. As with most safety-related issues, implementing ways for your staff to be safe and stay healthy has to start with awareness. Watch now:
To learn more about a workplace drug-free program, visit us at http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/consulting/drug-free-workplace.
Heat rashes, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat strokes… sound scary enough? Regarless of where you live, it’s never too early to take some preventative steps to ensure safety while working in hot environments. Watch this month’s e-learning module for some useful tips on how to avoid getting ill.
To watch our past e-learning modules, visit http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/blog/categories/listings/online-training-for-free.
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