Safety

Critical Safety Behaviors

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Unsafe behaviors or decisions are usually contributing factors in incidents. Sometimes an unsafe behavior increases the severity of injuries; other times, it is simply a key determinant in causing the incident. While employers also have a large responsibility to control hazards for their employees, the role employees play is vital. If you understand the hazards… Read More »

Keep Workers Safe from Lightning On The Job

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The hazards that come along with construction work aren’t foreign to the professionals. However, this also means that managers know how important it is to prepare for every possible danger. Today, CCS Construction Staffing is looking at a different risk: lightning. On the job, the threat of extreme weather is no joke. We’re discussing the… Read More »

Cold Stress

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Weather can often be unpredictable and extreme. Freezing temperatures can create serious health problems, collectively called cold stress. Cold Stress Factors                                Freezing or near-freezing weather Strong winds Being wet Working for long periods in extreme cold Working in poorly-insulated or poorly-heated areas Being unaccustomed to freezing weather Preventive Measures Monitor yourself and your coworkers for… Read More »

Accept it- It’s Yours

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“Accident prevention is everyone’s responsibility.”   You have probably heard the above TRUE statement more times than you can remember! Safety has to be the responsibility of every one of us. No one person can constantly watch, guide, and instruct every operation every day. Our organization’s management team is very concerned with your safety. However,… Read More »

A Safe Worker’s Promise

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Personal commitments you can live and work by: I anticipate possible dangers in any given operation and make every effort to analyze and avoid them before starting work, including immediately communicating such to my direct report. I am careful when using tools and use them only for the purpose for which they were designed. I… Read More »

Proper Lifting Technique

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Follow these tips to avoid compressing the spinal discs or straining your lower back when you are lifting:   Keep a wide base of support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with one foot slightly ahead of the other. Squat down, bending at the hips and knees only. If needed, put one knee to the… Read More »

Heat Illness

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When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious and can sometimes result in death. High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, some medications, and inadequate tolerance for hot workplaces… Read More »

Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention – Housekeeping and Spill Response

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Housekeeping is one of the most important practices for preventing slips, trips, and falls. Obstacles and clutter are a major cause of trips, and floor wetness and contaminants are major causes of slips. Cleaning and Tidying Keep walkways and aisles clear. Remove obstacles and anything that is not necessary. Do not allow clutter or trash… Read More »