Take 5 For Safety – Pinch Point Safety

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Pinch Point Safety

Each year workers suffer approximately 125,000 caught or crushed injuries that occur when body parts get caught between two objects or entangled with machinery. These hazards are also referred to as “pinch points.” The physical forces applied to a body part caught in a pinch point can vary and cause injuries ranging from bruises and cuts to amputated body parts and even death.

When you think of the word ‘pinch,’ would you automatically think of it as something that could cause a disabling injury to your hands, toes, or body?

You may have worked around a pinch point hazard for some time, but don’t ignore them. Eventually, if they are not made safe, someone will get caught in the bite.

Common Causes of Injuries from Pinch Points:
* Not paying attention to the location of hands and feet;
* Walking or working in areas with mobile equipment and fixed structures;
* Loose clothing, hair, or jewelry getting caught in rotating parts or equipment;
* Poor condition of equipment and guarding;
* Dropping or carelessly handling materials or suspended loads;
* Not using the proper work procedures or tools; and
* Reaching into moving equipment and machinery

Safe Practices:
* Make sure all covers and guards are in place.
* De-energize, lockout, and tagout equipment being repaired.
* Be on guard on the placement of your hands, fingers, feet, etc.
* Be aware of clearances when working in tight spaces and identify all hazardous places prior to working.
* Wear gloves appropriate for the task, but keep in mind that gloves may cause an additional hazard during some tasks if they get caught in moving parts
* Avoid wearing jewelry, and loose fitting clothing that could be caught in moving parts and tie back long hair.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility and should not be learned by accident!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Bonding and Grounding

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Bonding and Grounding

Static electricity is generated by friction or by the quick separation of materials. Walking across a carpet generates static electricity. You can feel the charge as you touch a door handle.

The spark produced from this discharge usually contains enough energy to ignite flammable vapors if they are in concentrations that will sustain combustion. While static electricity cannot be eliminated, the potential for static charge buildup can be reduced through bonding and grounding.

If the static electricity builds up and can’t find its way to the ground, it discharges as a spark. Usually, the spark goes unnoticed. But in the presence of some substances and in certain atmospheres, it can set off an explosion.

Ways to Prevent a Static Electricity Explosion:

If your workplace has a potentially explosive or flammable atmosphere, you need to be thoroughly trained in all measures to deal with static. Here are four ways you can help prevent an explosion in your workplace:
* Check the connections on all bonding and grounding equipment before pouring flammable liquids. Check for loose bolts, frayed wires, and improperly attached clamps.
* Pour slowly to prevent turbulence.
* Use materials, equipment, and clothing that are less likely to generate and discharge electricity, such as cotton clothing rather than clothing made of synthetic fibers or special footwear that allows static electricity to be conducted to the ground.
* If you work with flammable liquids, review the safety data sheet (SDS) for instructions on safe handling and storage.
* If you work in or even occasionally visit any area where static electricity is a hazard, take these precautions very seriously. Workers are killed and workplaces are devastated every year in explosions caused by static electricity.

Working safely may get old…but so do those who practice it!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Respirator Protection

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Respirator Protection

Respiratory hazards in the workplace should be controlled whenever possible using engineering, work practice, or administrative controls. However, if these controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employees may need to utilize respiratory protection.

Respirator Basics:
* Respirators must always be inspected prior to donning.
* The inspection should check for missing or worn respirator parts.
* For air-purifying respirators, the proper cartridge or filter must be selected based on the hazard.
* Respirator users must don the respirator properly and verify a good fit by performing positive and negative user seal checks each time the respirator is donned.
* Respirator users must know the limitations of their respirator and stay clean shaven in the respirator seal area.
* Employees may not share respirators and must only use the respirator for which they have been fitted.
* Respirators must be cleaned and stored properly after each use.

Safe procedures:
* Positive Pressure Check: Close off the exhalation valve with the palm of your hand. Exhale gently. The fit is good if you can build up a slight positive pressure, without leaks, inside the face piece.
* Negative Pressure Check: Close off the inlet of the cartridges by covering them with the palm of your hands. If you can’t close them off with your hand, a latex or nitrile glove may be used. Inhale gently so the respirator collapses slightly and hold your breath for 10 seconds. The fit is good if no air leaks into the respirator.

If leaks are detected, you need to adjust the fit. You may have to tighten the straps, remove obstructions (such as hair), shave, or talk to your supervisor about getting a different style or size of respirator.

“Save Your Breath… Wear Your Respirator”


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Take 5 For Safety – Struck-By Safety

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Struck-By Safety

Being struck by an object on the job is one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Struck-by hazards are one of the four most deadly hazards in the construction industry and account for around 10% of all industry fatalities annually, with 75% of those fatalities occurring from being struck by heavy equipment such as cranes and trucks.

A struck-by accident occurs when a person is forcefully struck by an object wherein the force of contact is provided by the object. Workers are most often struck by heavy equipment and moving vehicles, falling or flying objects, causing severe physical trauma that usually leads to death.

“Struck-By” Hazards
* Struck-by flying object: A flying object hazard exists when something has been thrown, hurled, or is being propelled across space.
* Struck-by falling object: Results from being struck by a falling object or equipment when the source of injury is falling from an elevation to a lower level, including instances where the injured person is crushed, pinned, or caught under a falling object, other than collapsing material or structures.
* Struck-by swinging object: When materials are mechanically lifted, they have the potential to swing and strike workers. As the load is lifted, the materials may swing, twist, or turn. The workers can be hit by the swinging load.
* Struck-by rolling object: An object that is rolling, moving, or sliding on the same level as the worker can overcome the worker.

* Adequate awareness of your surroundings and proper use of personal protective equipment can go a long way in avoiding injuries at the construction site. It is important for employers to alert all workers of areas where there is greater potential for struck-by accidents to occur and to limit employee access to those areas.

A hard hat on your head…keeps you from being dead!!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Compressed Gas Safety

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Compressed Gas Safety

Compressed gas cylinders contain a great deal of energy. If the cylinders are mishandled or treated roughly, that energy can burst into an explosion – especially if the shut-off valve isn’t covered. If the cylinder ruptures or the valve breaks off, that pressure is released suddenly and destructively.

One more hazard of a compressed gas cylinder is that it may contain a highly flammable substance such as acetylene or it may contain oxygen that can cause a fire to accelerate out of control.

Many gases we work with present special dangers:
* Toxic gases like Carbon Monoxide and Phosgene can be poisonous.
* Many gases are flammable and can be ignited by sparks or other ignition sources.
* Oxidizers, like Fluorine and Oxygen, can also cause fires and explosions.
* Corrosives, such as Chlorine, can burn the skin and cause other damage.
* Some gases, such as Nitrogen and Helium, can push breathable air completely out of a room.

Things Not To Do:
* Never roll a cylinder to move it.
* Never carry a cylinder by the valve.
* Never leave an open cylinder unattended.
* Never leave a cylinder unsecured.
* Never force improper attachments on to the wrong cylinder.
* Never grease or oil the regulator, valve, or fittings of an oxygen cylinder.
* Never refill a cylinder.
* Never use a flame to locate gas leaks.
* Never attempt to mix gases in a cylinder.
* Never discard pressurized cylinders in the normal trash.

Make safety a reality!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Preparing for an Emergency

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Preparing for an Emergency

Emergencies in the workplace cannot be eliminated. But if you have an emergency action plan in place and workers have been trained to respond quickly and appropriately, you can optimize efficiency, relieve anxiety, and in some cases, save lives.

Emergency evacuations can be started in response to a fire, a chemical release, a natural disaster, a violent incident, or any other life-threatening disaster. When an emergency occurs in the workplace, you can’t afford to rely on guesswork. It will then be too late to try to find the information you need.

You should also be familiar with the various alarm sounds and lights in your workplace. Alarm systems typically have different signals for fire and intruder emergencies. There may also be specific alarms related to hazardous equipment, chemicals, gases, and other hazards.

Evacuation Procedures:
* As soon as you hear the alarm, drop whatever you are doing and leave the building.
* Remain calm.
* Shut down all hazardous operations.
* Leave the area in an orderly fashion. Close doors, but do not lock.
* Assist disabled persons.
* Move quickly, but don’t run.
* Follow established routes to exit the building. If one route is blocked by fire or smoke, use a backup route.
* Use stairways. Never use elevators. The power may be cut off and the elevator could become a fatal trap.

Make safety a reality and don’t be a fatality!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Cuts and Lacerations Safety

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Cuts and Lacerations Safety

Each year millions of workers suffer workplace injuries that could have been prevented. Some of the most common and preventable injuries are cuts and lacerations. Although statistical data differs from study to study, cuts and lacerations often rank as the second or third most frequent workplace injury. Approximately 30 percent of all workplace injuries involve cuts or lacerations and about 70 percent of those injuries are to the hands or fingers.

Prevention strategies:

The key to preventing cuts and lacerations is keeping body parts away from hazards. Employers should establish work procedures to identify and control exposure to hazards.

Suggested control measures to minimize the risk of cuts and lacerations include:
* Training employees to use established safety procedures;
* Maintaining proper machine guarding;
* Using lockout/tagout procedures;
* Wearing personal protective equipment; Impact Gloves
* Safe tool use; and
* Good housekeeping.

Most minor cases can be treated with basic first aid. Wash the wound with clean soap and water. Apply an antiseptic. Cover the wound with a bandage to prevent further contamination and do your best to keep it clean and dry. Medical attention will also be required if you observe reddish streaks traveling out from the injury site or if you experience shaking chills, a rapid temperature rise, rapid, pounding heart beat, and warm flushed skin. These are a few typical symptoms of blood poisoning.

Safety – It’s in your hands!!


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Take 5 For Safety – Walking and Working Surfaces

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Walking and Working Surfaces

Many workers are injured every year due to slips, trips, or falls generated by improper walking and working surfaces. Most of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety precautions are initiated. Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by conditions such as ice, standing water, grease, polished floors, loose flooring or carpeting, uneven walking surfaces, poorly placed electrical cords, and damaged ladder steps.

Controls needed to prevent these hazards are simple, such as keeping walkways and stairs clear of debris, coiling up extension cords and hoses when not in use, keeping electrical and other wires out of the way, wearing appropriate footwear, and clearing parking lots, stairs, and walkways in snowy weather.

Potential hazards may be avoided by:
* Covering or guard floor holes as soon as they are created;
* Using a fall prevention (e.g. guard rails) or protection (fall arrest device) system if the workers are exposed to a fall; and
* Surveying the work site prior to start of work, and continually throughout the day, to identify and guard any openings or holes.

Ways to avoid creating slip and trip hazards are to:
* Wear work boots with slip resistant soles.
* Clean up any liquid spills right away.
* Ensure things you are carrying do not prevent you from seeing obstructions or spill.
A spill, a slip, a hospital trip!!


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Take 5 For Safety – What To Do In Case Of Fire

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What To Do In Case Of Fire

Fighting a fire, remember to adhere to these following guidelines:

No matter where you are, know where the fire extinguishers are and how to use them correctly so that you can act quickly.
* Know what to do and do it quickly.
* Act safely and with caution.
* Sound the alarm.
* Warn others in the area.
* If you have not been trained on how to use a fire extinguisher and fight a fire, sound the alarm and get out.
* Don’t be a hero.

Stand by to direct the firefighters to the fire and stay back, out of the way, unless you’re asked to help and have been trained to do so.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you may be able to put out a small fire or at least keep a small fire under control.

Is better to lose one minute in life… than to lose life in a minute.


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Take 5 For Safety – Housekeeping is Safety

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Housekeeping is Safety

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Never has this phrase been as true as when it comes to housekeeping at work. The negative impressions and implications of poor housekeeping can affect you and co-workers for a long time to come. Morale is lowered for most people who must function every day in a messy, disorderly work environment, although they may not be aware of the cause.

General housekeeping rules to remember are:
* Clean up after yourself. Pick up your trash and debris and dispose of it properly or place it where it will not pose a hazard to others. Institute a routine cleaning schedule.
* Keep your work area clean throughout the day. This will minimize the amount of time needed to clean a “larger mess” at the end of the day.
* Dispose of combustibles and flammables properly. If improperly discarded, they will increase the potential for a fire.
* Remove protruding nails and other sharp objects or hammer them flat to prevent workers from stepping on them or snagging themselves.
* Orderly stack materials and supplies and secure them so they won’t topple.

Remember: A Clean Work Site = A Safer Work-‐Site!!


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