It’s getting hot out there! A record breaking heat wave out west has pushed its way across the country. We’re expecting mid to upper 90 degree temperatures here in north Georgia this week. It is critical that everyone, everywhere, stays hydrated and manages their exposure in order to prevent heat related illnesses.
Does your team know what to do first, when administering first aid? Always protect yourself first!
Safe lifting and hoisting start with proper inspections of the equipment and rigging. What is your process?
The Friday before Memorial Day has been dubbed “National Don’t Fry-Day.” It’s time for a refresher on sunscreen basics, and a reminder to stock up, and wear the stuff! Don’t get burned; wear sunscreen.
If you work outside, do you make a point to look for overhead powerlines? Did you know that you don’t even have to make physical contact with powerlines to be shocked, or electrocuted?! This week’s Monday Minute addresses the importance of overhead powerline safety.
Employees have to be protected from falls, and they must have a fall rescue plan in place should they fall. Fall protection is great at preventing the initial cause of injury from a fall; impact with the ground. But, once a fall happens, fall victims need to be rescued quickly as they are not out of danger. Read more to find out what can happen due to suspension trauma AFTER being rescued.
The work is finished and it’s time to remove the lockout. Do you have a process to follow? Are all of the safety measures that were removed, back in place? How energy is restored to the system is just as important as how it is controlled and accounted for during the lockout. Check out the final installment of our Monday Minute LOTO series.
The lock-out MUST be verified. This crucial step is the difference between an effective LOTO process that saves lives, and one that doesn’t. Have you ever seen any of the mistakes listed in this week’s Monday Minute? What are the most common errors you encounter? Let us know so we can include them in the future.
Locks vs. Tags. When is a tag out acceptable? Can you use locks instead of tags? Check out part 2 of our LOTO series for the differences between lockout and tag out.
Preventing the release of hazardous energy is one of the most important aspects of staying safe on the job. Sometimes, identifying the hidden, stored energy can be tricky. Join us for part 1 of this series about The Control of Hazardous Energy.