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  • Trenching – Safety Talks

    The dangers of trenching and excavation All workers who are involved in trenching and excavation work is put at risk of potential hazards. Cave-ins present the greatest risk and are most likely to result in worker fatalities. Employers must ensure that entry into a trench is only allowed after proper protections are in place to […] READ MORE...

  • Hand & Power Tools – Safety Talks

    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...

  • Machine Guarding – Safety Talks

    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...

  • Heat Stress – Safety Talks

    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...

  • PPE – Safety Talks

    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...