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Safety Talks!

Safety Talks!



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Safety at work.
Safety at work.

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Published by: useyourname on Jun 16, 2007
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MONDAY / 06.18.07
TOPIC FOCUS ON:Take Care With CompressedAir
- Compressed air is used in many workplaces to run avariety of tools and equipment. Because it is used sowidely, it is sometimes taken for granted. Never forgetthat compressed air is a form of energy, and as suchit has the potential to cause serious injury.Follow these guidelines for safer work aroundcompressed air:- Always wear safety eye wear with side shields.- Wear other forms of Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) as required, such as hearing protection and respiratory protection.- Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry or unrestrained long hair which could become entangled in movingequipment powered by compressed air. Gloves should not be worn when they pose a danger of entanglement.- Never aim compressed air at yourself or another person. Make sure that any bystanders are awayfrom the air flow.- Do not use compressed air to dust off your clothing because of the possibility of the air entering thebody through a small break in the skin.- Never engage in horseplay with compressed air. This has caused serious injuries and death.
TUESDAY / 06.19.07
TOPIC FOCUS ON:It’s Never Happened To Me!
- Don't play games with your eye protection - use it whetheror not the boss is looking.- You are required to use safety eyewear to guard againstflying particles. If you only wear your safety glasses whenthe boss is watching, you are really missing the point of protective equipment. The reason for using safety glasses isto protect your eyes from a blinding injury.- Just because it has never happened to you does not mean itwon't. Remember, it only takes one time to cause an injury.- The protection provided by safety glasses more than makesup for any discomfort. If your glasses don't fit correctly,keep looking until you find a pair which does.
WEDNESDAY / 06.20.07
TOPIC FOCUS ON:Put Your Foot Down AboutSafety Shoes
- Foot injury incidents such as these occur when safe work practices are not followed or when proper protective footwearis not worn.- Be aware of the hazards to your feet in your workingenvironment. There could be falling or rolling objects whichcould strike your feet. Motorized and non-motorized vehiclescould run over your toes. The chances of shock are greater if you are not wearing insulated footgear while doing electricalwork. Harmful substances can splash or spill, exposing yourfeet to toxic or corrosive chemicals. Biological hazards may be present, causing infection with temporary or seriouslong-term effects.- To prevent foot injuries, concentrate on what you are doing. Many foot injuries occur during a moment of inattention- Keep your work area clean and free of clutter. Good housekeeping prevents you from stepping on objects such asnails or being struck by items rolling off a workbench.

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