Safety

Fire Extinguisher Use - Prior to fighting any type of fire with a fire extinguisher, a risk assessment must be performed to evaluate such conditions as the fire size, fuel type, evacuation routes, and other hazards in the area. Risk assessment questions: The following questions will help you decide if you should stay and fight a fire or if… Read More »
Falling or Moving Objects - 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 - 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 »
Dealing with Workplace Drug Abuse - Estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) indicate that in 2007:  13.1 million (75.3 percent) of the 17.4 million adults classified with substance dependence or abuse were employed full-time. Of the reported 55.3 million adult binge drinkers, 44 million (79.4 percent) were employed. Of the reported 16.4 million people heavy use of alcohol, of… Read More »
Critical Safety Behaviors - 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 - 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 - 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 »
Construction Safety – Floor and Roof Openings - Proactive preventive safety measures: * Safely covering an opening with a piece of plywood requires more than placing the material over the hole. * The hole should be covered and secured with a cover large and rigid enough to prevent failure and movement. * Holes should be marked with danger warnings. * Every employee on… Read More »
Accept it- It’s Yours - “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 - 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 »