Safety

7 Crucial Safety Tips for Pipe Fitters

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Pipe-fitting jobs can be lucrative and rewarding. However, if you’re on the hunt for a pipe-fitting gig, know the risks involved. Injuries and accidents are possible but avoidable with the right insight. We advise you to look out for the top seven hazards in the pipe-fitting profession.   1. Know Your Materials  In this industry, workers… Read More »

How to Avoid Common Construction Accidents

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There aren’t many workplaces busier than a construction site. If you’re new to the industry, it’s imperative to be cautious. Come prepared and understand that the construction site comes with danger, but most common construction accidents are preventable. Here’s how employees can actively avoid them.  Avoiding Slippage  If you spot a potential trip or slip… Read More »

Ladder Safety

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Use the appropriate ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder for defects before using. Check to see if fall protection is needed. Place on stable and level ground. Assure that load capacity is not exceeded. Use three points of contact while on the ladder. If a ladder is used to access an upper landing, the… Read More »

Slips, Trips and Falls

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Safety tips: Keep the floor clear. Remember to keep hoses and electrical cords out of walkways. Keep the floor clean. Clean up grease, water and other liquids immediately. Install non-skid mats in walkways and handrails in stairways. Climbing and reaching high places will increase your chance of falling. Use appropriate gear for tasks in these… Read More »

Why Wear Hard Hats?

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Why wear hard hats? The brain is the control center of the body. If it is damaged in any way, the entire body will be at risk. Normally the skull protects the brain from injury, but when falling or flying objects are a hazard, additional protection must be worn. Sometimes workers are reluctant to wear… Read More »

Safe Behaviors: Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

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Slips, trips, and falls are a common type of accident in general industry. While management has a responsibility to make workplaces as safe as possible, employees also have a responsibility to report any hazards they find and to follow safe work practices to minimize risk. Follow the slip, trip, and fall prevention plan. Complete all… Read More »

Ladder Safety

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Four rules cover safe use of ladders. They are: – Pick the right ladder for the job you are going to do. – Make sure the ladder is in good condition. – Set up the ladder correctly. – Work safely on the ladder.   Let’s examine these rules one at a time.   Pick the… Read More »

Falling or Moving Objects

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Take protective measures when there is a chance of falling or moving objects. Falling or moving objects disable more than 260,000 workers a year. Of every 100 workers hurt, 14 are struck by something falling or moving. Wearing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help workers avoid this kind of accident. In order to… Read More »

Fall Protection – More Precautions

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Falls disable 400,000 workers each year. Use caution to avoid falling accidents. If you are on ground level: Watch out for slippery spots such as oil, grease or water spills. Use aisles. Don’t take shortcuts through storage and machinery areas. Look out for objects on the floor that can roll, slide or trip you. If… Read More »