Saturday, September 22, 2018

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Eye Protection

You would think that the prospect of losing one's eyesight would be so devastating that no worker would ever take a chance with unsafe eye practices. But, sadly, that's not he case. Statistics show that there are about 140,000 disabling eye injuries each year, some resulting in blindness.

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Confined Spaces

What is a confined space? Examples may include, silos, bins, hoppers, tunnels, vessels, tanks, pits, etc. Confined spaces pose some unique hazards that everyone needs to be aware of. The presence, or potential for presence, of any of these hazards generally warrants that the space become a permit-required confined space.

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Extension Cords

Electrocution continues to rank as the fourth highest cause of death in the construction industry. One person is electrocuted in the home every 36 hours. One person is electrocuted in the workplace every 24 hours. Selecting the right extension cord for the job can eliminate many hazards to start with.

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Preventing Heat Illness

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. Workers exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective clothing and equipment.

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Personal Fall Arrest Systems Inspections

To maintain their service life and high performance of your Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS), all harnesses, lanyards, and attachment points should be visually inspected before each use. Follow your manufacturer's recommendation for additional inspection and maintenance requirements.

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