Hand Tool Accidents

Approximately 8% of the company’s accidents were caused by hand tools. There are four main causes of injuries that occur from using hand tools: 1. Using wrong tool-screw driver for a chisel, or wrench for a hammer 2. Using tools in poor condition-dull chisels, cracked...

Housekeeping On The Job

You have a pretty good idea how safe a job is just by looking at it before you start to work. Even a “Sidewalk Superintendent” knows this. A job that looks clean, with everything in its place, is a safe job. That’s all we mean when we talk about job...

Save Your Hands

Here’s a test to see how fast you can untie your shoes. You can use both hands, but you can’t use your thumbs. Not so easy, is it? And, yet, do you realize that 25% of all disabling injuries involve hands and fingers? COMMON CAUSES OF HAND INJURIES What...

Eye Protection

A worker asked his insurance company to pay for damage to his glass eye. It had been broken when a nail he was driving flew up and struck it. When asked how he had lost his own eye in the first place, he replied: “The same way, a nail hit it.” A world of...

Personal Protective Equipment

The personal protective equipment is intended to keep you safe! Some basic PPE Rules: • Use the right PPE for the job • Inspect your PPE before and after each use • Clean your PPE • Replace defective equipment • Follow safety rules of your...