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    Safety Talks – Hand & Power Tools

    The use of common tools can become second nature as we use them each day. We tend to overlook the hazards that these tools present. It’s good to remind yourself of the potential hazards so you don’t become complacent. Inspect tools before each use: On power tools, check for damaged or cracked housing, power source […] READ MORE...

  • Fatal Four Hazards

    The Fatal Four: Prolific hazards in the construction industry

    Introduction Construction sites expose workers to a plethora of potential hazards however, there are four that OSHA has labeled as the Fatal Four. These four hazards account for the majority of injury and death (63.7% in FY 2016) among construction workers and account for over 21% of total deaths in private industry. What are the […] READ MORE...

  • 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...