Identify and assess hazards, including possible pinch points, prior to working Wear appropriate well-fitting clothes for the job. Tie back hair and refrain from wearing jewellery that may get caught in equipment or machinery Use appropriate PPE for the task at hand, such as heavy-duty leather gloves and forearm guards
It’s that time of year again. The time when North American shopping malls incessantly play holiday music, and when Starbucks introduces a new coffee cup design (and everyone gets mad about it). It’s also that time of year that you start to get bombarded with advertisements about winter tires. But... read more →
Never disconnect a power tool by yanking it by the cord or hose Check cords for damage, including fraying, prior to use. Never use power tools that are damaged or malfunction Turn off and disconnect tools when you're not using them
1924- The Gateway of India, a famous 26m tall stone monument in Mumbai, opens.
1917- Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
The CDC reports that 1,161 people are injured, and 8 people are killed every day in the United States as a result of distracted driving. Stay safe while driving: Use hands-free technology when driving to answer phone calls If you do not have hands-free technology, pull over (where it is... read more →
When securing loads on flatbeds: Use the proper type and amount of tiedowns Secure cargo according to local regulations Make sure that tiedowns are free from any damage or weakened parts (including fraying and knots) Secure load to prevent the unfastening of tiedowns
1863- The Union Pacific Railway breaks ground in Omaha, Nebraska.
In the world of residential construction, nail guns are essential additions to a crew’s equipment. Caution should be taken when utilizing these powerful tools: nail guns can be very dangerous if used improperly. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that approximately 37,000 emergency visits occur in the United States... read more →