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Month: August 2018

  • machine guarding 101

    Machine Guarding 101 – The Basics

    Introduction Machines with moving parts present many potential hazards to workers who operate them. Crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness are just some of the potential hazards that can occur when a machine guarding is not properly installed. Any machine part, function or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. Hazardous Mechanical […] READ MORE...

  • machine guarding sign

    Safety Talks – Machine Guarding

    Machine guarding is crucial for protecting workers against preventable injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, and blindness. Below is a basic overview of some of the more important points related to machine guarding. Basic Terminology Parts of the machine requiring guarding Point of Operation: the area where machine performs work on material […] READ MORE...

  • beryllium

    Beryllium – What’s the Buzz About?

    What is Beryllium? Beryllium is a naturally occurring element found in several minerals. It’s physical properties make it an essential material for the aerospace, telecommunications, technology, medical and defense industries. It is lighter than aluminium and stronger than steel. It also has a high melting point, superior thermal stability and conductivity, reflectivity, and transparency to […] READ MORE...

  • heat stress

    Safety Talks – Heat Stress

    As global temperatures continue to rise we are experiencing more extreme temperature fluctuations throughout each year. Heat stress and illnesses can be prevented when you have the ability to spot the symptoms. The following are a few helpful tips to prevent heat illness. What is Heat Stress? Heat stress occurs when the body is unable […] READ MORE...

  • safety-ppe

    Safety Talks – PPE

    Personal Protective Equipment or PPE for short, help to protect against various workplace hazards. Controlling a hazard at its source is the best way to protect employees. However, depending on the hazard, administrative or engineering controls may not be enough. When to wear PPE: Before resorting to PPE Use Administrative Controls Does this job need […] READ MORE...