What is 5S
One of the most powerful Lean Manufacturing Tools and a cornerstone of any successful implementation is that of 5S, but what is 5S and its 5 Steps of Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke?
5S is a simple tool for organizing your...
The purpose of this guidance is to give advice on precautions for the prevention of accidents in the use of abrasive wheels, in particular injury resulting from either wheel breakage or contact with...
Workplace accident prevention plans and control of hazards is the result of a well designed and executed safety and health program. One of the keys to a successful program includes unbiased, prompt and accurate workplace accident...
Aerial Lift safety
Aerial lifts are commonly used in construction, inspection, athletic events and repair services to lift University employees to an elevated work position. Proper operation and use of aerial lifts can...
Aerosol cans are widely used for delivering personal care products, paints, lubricants, insect repellent, gardening and automotive goods to consumers. They are stored in general purpose warehouses,...
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Arc Flash Safety
What is an Arc Flash?
An arc flash is a short circuit through air that flashes over from one exposed live conductor to another conductor or to ground.
Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flash...
What is asbestos:
Asbestos is a term used for the fibrous forms of several naturally-occurring minerals. All asbestos deposits originate from cystallisation of molten rock which, on cooling, produces the various...
Back Injury Prevention
How can we prevent back injury resulting from MMH?
To prevent occupational back injuries, it is essential to identify the factors of MMH that make the worker more susceptible to injury or that directly contribute...
Barricades are something you see everywhere you go - from banks to furniture stores to factories. They can be as simple as rope strung across an opening, or a welded framework protecting people from an open manhole.
Most of these barricades are just...
Battery charging safety
This page contains straightforward advice on how to use rechargeable batteries safely. Following it can greatly reduce the risks involved. The advice is aimed at supervisors, technicians,...
Bio-Medical Hazardous waste
Biomedical waste originates from human or animal health care, medical research, medical teaching facilities, funeral establishments, laboratories and other facilities. A portion of that...
Blood borne Pathogens
Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in blood and can cause disease in people.Blood borne Pathogen control in the workplace is an essential program to keep employees safe if they...
What is Carbon Monoxide (CO):
Carbon Monoxide (also known as CO) is a colorless, odorless poisonous gas and is a common yet preventable cause of death from poisoning worldwide. Approximately half of the deaths...
Industrial accidents are severe mishaps that result in injuries to people and damage to property or the environment. For example, an explosion or fire at a pyrotechnics manufacturing facility is an industrial...
Safety tips for felling (cutting down a tree):
These tips apply specifically to felling trees that have a diameter less than the length of the chain saw blade, although some will apply generally to felling larger trees....
Accidents, Investigation & Videos:
Major industrial chemical accidents are low frequency, but highly significant events in terms of loss of lives, injuries, environmental impact and material damage....
Industrial Accident, Investigation and videos
OSHA strongly encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt, as well as close calls (sometimes called "near misses"), in which a worker might have been hurt...
What are chemical substances:
A chemical substance is a material with a specific chemical composition. Water is an example of a chemical substance - it always has the same number of hydrogen and oxygen (e.g. H2O)....
Working in cold environments can be not only hazardous to your health but also life threatening. It is critical that the body be able to preserve core body temperature steady at + 37°C (+ 98.6°F). This thermal balance must b...
This guidance document provides advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. Many materials we use everyday produce dusts that are flammable and in the form of a cloud c...
Compressed gas cylinder
What are compressed gases:
Thousands of products are available which contain gases and mixtures of gases stored under pressure in cylinders. Most of these gases are classified as "compressed gases" according...
What is confined space:
Generally speaking, a confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed space that:
is not primarily designed or intended for human occupancy
has a restricted entrance or...
Confined space rescue plan
This lesson discusses procedures for confined space rescue operations and emphasizes the need for safe operating procedures . Practice and proficiency using mechanical- all will advantage systems,...
Tool Box talk: Confined space
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average...
Corrosives are materials that can attack and chemically destroy exposed body tissues. Corrosives can also damage or even destroy metal. They begin to cause damage as soon as they touch the skin, eyes, respiratory...
A crane is a tower or derrick that is equipped with cables and pulleys that are used to lift and lower material. They are commonly used in the construction industry and in the manufacturing of heavy equipment....
Dangerous Reactive liquids & solids
What are dangerously reactive liquids and solids:
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) 1988 criteria define dangerously reactive liquids and solids as those that can:
Dos & Don't s - Abrasive wheel
• DO always HANDLE and STORE wheels in a CAREFUL manner.
• DO VISUALLY INSPECT all wheels before mounting for possible damage.
• DO CHECK MACHINE SPEED against the established maxim...
Driving and Ergonomics
Sitting in a car seat the same as sitting in a chair:
No, even though you are sitting, they are different activities. When you use the steering wheel, your hands and arms are higher than when you are working...
Cellular telephone while driving cause more accidents:
In general, driver distraction is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents. Using and talking on a cellular phone requires a large amount of attention and can be a contributing...
E- Waste safety
The definition of e-waste is essential to Step as an organization as well as its activities and its contributions to the world-wide solution of the e-waste problem. There is global inconsistency in...
Work safely with or near electricity:
The voltage of the electricity and the available electrical current in regular businesses and homes has enough power to cause death by electrocution. Even changing a light...
Dos and Dont's - Fire safety-Electricity
1. Use I.S.I. certified appliances.
2. Use good quality fuses of correct rating, miniature circuit breakers and earth leakage circuit breakers.
3. Use one socket for one appliance.
Tool box talk: Electrical
Arc flash prevention
down power lines
Electrical power tools
Extension cord safety...
Tool box talk: Equipment
Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. Ergonomics encompasses the body of knowledge about physical abilities and limitations as well as other human characteristics that are relevant to job...
SECONDARY RISK FACTORS
People who work outdoors – on construction sites, doing avalanche surveys, or work on loading docks – face additional risk of injury aggravated by ...
Excavation work is hazardous. This guideline provides information on the potential hazards involved in excavation work so that workers and employers can work together to create a safe, injury and fatality free work site.
Exercises for a Healthy back
Important is exercise in preventing low back injury:
The key to preventing lower back injury and pain (LBP), whether work-related or not, is physical conditioning. "Getting into shape" involves the overall conditioning...
Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Active participation by management, supervisors and employees is...
Tool Box talk: Fall protection
FP Holes & skylights
FP-Inspect fall protection system
FP-Location of falls
FP-Open side floors...
Tool box talk - Fire extinguisher
Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Eighty three percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in...
Fire sprinkler system
History of Fire Sprinklers:
Officially developed and used by Henry Parmalee in 1874 to protect his piano factory.
Used clay and wood pipes with holes drilled into them.
A tank on the roof of...
Diwali is thoroughly enjoyed by people of all age groups as they love the splendor and sparkle of fireworks. The earthen lamps that we light on Diwali night are generally placed on balcony and window ledges....
Globally, millions of people die each year as a result of accidents or serious injury. Unfortunately, many of those deaths could have been prevented had first aid been administered at the scene immediately, before the emergency...
Automated External Defibrillator:
To understand how AEDs work, it helps to understand .
The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat. With each heartbeat, an electrical signal...
First aid - Allergies:
An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or ‘trigger’ that is typically harmless to most people. Examples of allergies include hay fever, asthma, eczema, hives and food allergy. Est...
First aid : Anaphylactic shock
Food Allergy Overview
A food allergy is an immune-mediated adverse reaction to a particular food. For someone with a food allergy, eating or swallowing even a tiny amount of a particular food can cause symptoms such...
First aid - Animal bites
Many different types of animals ranging from dogs, cats, hamsters, raccoon, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet.
First aid : Bites
Many different types of animals ranging from dogs, cats, hamsters, raccoons, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet.
Most states require that animal bites be reported, therefore,...
First aid - Bleeding
Bleeding is the loss of blood from the circulatory system. Causes can range from small cuts and abrasions to deep cuts and amputations. Injuries to the body can also result in internal bleeding, which can range...
First aid : Blisters
Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. You may develop a blister on your foot when you wear new shoes that rub against your skin or on your hand when you work in the garden without wearing gloves....
First aid : Bones and joint injuries
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone that can be caused by an accident, fall, or blow. Symptoms include a snapping sound as bone breaks, bone protruding from skin,...
First aid : Burns
A burn is damage to the skin or underlying tissue caused by heat. There are 3 levels of severity; 1st (Superficial), 2nd (Partial thickness), 3rd (Full thickness).
There are three levels...
First aid : Chemical burns
Chemical Burns Overview
A chemical burn is irritation and destruction of human tissue caused by exposure to a chemical, usually by direct contact with the chemical or its fumes. Chemical burns can occur in the home, at...
First aid for choking
Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects, which prevents a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit, but complete blockage of the...
What are colds:
Everyone gets a cold from time to time. Children get more colds than adults.
Colds usually last 1 to 2 weeks. You can catch a cold at any time of year, but they are more common in late winter and early spring.
First aid -CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Definition
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure performed in an emergency when the heart stops, with the goal of prolonging circulatory and lung function.
The Importance of...
First aid -Cut and wounds
Cuts are open wounds through the skin. Normally the skin is under slight, constant tension as it covers the body. A cut is a forceful injury to the skin. Many people accidentally cut themselves...
Injuries to the mouth and/or teeth can result from a fall on the face or a direct blow, such as a punch.
A blow under the jaw can result in bitten lips or tongue. Such injuries can be associated with severe bleeding, which can be a risk to...
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood.
The blood delivers glucose to provide the body with energy to perform all of a person's daily...
The effects of any drug will vary depending on the nature of the substance, the age, weight and general health of the patient, and whether any alcohol was consumed at the same time.
Many young people are exposed to the risks of taking...
Eye injuries can range from the very minor, such as getting soap in one's eye, to the catastrophic, resulting in permanent loss of vision or loss of the eye. These types of injuries often occur in the workplace, at home, in other accidents,...
What is fainting?
Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. When people faint, or pass out, they usually fall down. After they are lying down, most people will recover quickly.
The term doctors use for fainting is syncope (say...
First aid - Frostbite
Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze. This condition happens when you are exposed to temperatures below the freezing point of skin. Hypothermia is the condition of developing an abnormally low body...
Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor health problem such as a sore throat, cold, or sinus problem.
Types of headaches
First Aid-Head injury
The brain is a soft and delicate organ. A hard blow to the head can injure the brain or spinal cord even when there are no visible signs of trauma to the scalp or face. That’s why all head i...
First aid - Heat rash
Heat rash — also known as prickly heat and miliaria — isn't just for babies. Heat rash affects adults, too, especially during hot, humid weather.
Heat rash develops when blocked pores (sw...
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about getting scars from your wounds and burns? Wouldn’t it be great if you had hospital style dressings at home? Wouldn’t it be great if you had a wound dressing the made the pain go...
First aid - Hypothermia
Hypothermia happens when someone’s body temperature drops below 35°C (95°F). Normal body temperature is around 37°C (98. 6°F).
Hypothermia can become life-threatening quickly, so it’s important to trea...
Indigestion is a term that describes a feeling of fullness or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Signs of indigestion may be vague but can also include belching, heartburn, bloating, and nausea. Also called dyspepsia (and non-acid dyspepsia),...
What is influenza (flu):
Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. People often use the term "flu" to describe any kind of mild illness, such as a cold or a stomach virus, that has symptoms like the flu. But the real flu is different. Flu...
Insect bites and stings carry the risk of allergic reactions, infections and skin injury. The bites introduce a venom to the body that will often cause the skin around the bite to swell and itch. When bites are received wash the area...
First Aid Kit
First aid kits are a legal requirement for every workplace. It must also be clearly marked in a green box with a white cross on it. Your staff should all be made aware of where their nearest first aid...
What are lice?
Lice are tiny insects that live on humans and feed on blood. When a large number of lice live and multiply on a person, it is called an infestation.
Three different kinds of lice live on humans:
Head lice are usually...
Lightning strikes are weather-related medical emergencies. Lightning is consistently among the top five weather-related killers. In typical years past, lightning killed more people in the United States than any other natural disaster...
Understanding how your medicines work, and being alert to the following things can save your life, and help avoid medicinal mishaps. Medicine safety is no joke, read below for tips to keep you safe and informed.
When you’re still i...
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an infection.
The infection occurs most often in children, teens, and young adults. Also at risk are older adults...
First aid -Muscle cramps
What are muscle cramps?
A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. A...
Nausea and vomiting
Nausea is an unpleasant wavelike feeling in the back of the throat and/or stomach that may lead to vomiting. Vomiting is throwing up the contents of the stomach through the mouth. Retching is the movement of the stomach and esophagus...
What is near-drowning?
Near-drowning is a common but out-of-date phrase for surviving a drowning event.
Drowning happens when a person is underwater and breathes water into the lungs. The airway (larynx) can spasm and close, or...
First aid - Nose bleeds
Most nosebleeds are not usually serious and can be stopped with home treatment. Most nosebleeds occur in the front of the nose (anterior epistaxis) and involve only one nostril. Some blood may...
We live in a world where we are surrounded by poisons- we can inhale them, swallow or ingest them, absorb them through our skin, or have them injected into our bodies. Each year about 2.5 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers...
First aid- Rib Injury
Structure of the ribs:
The ribcage consists of 24 curved ribs arranged in 12 pairs. Each pair is attached to a vertebra in the spine. At the front of the body, the first seven pairs of ribs are...
The brain controls how the body moves by sending out small electrical signals through the nerves to the muscles. Seizures, or convulsions, occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions.
Seizures are different...
First aid - Shock
What is shock:
Shock is what happens when the heart and blood vessels are unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the vital organs of the body. Although every illness and involves shock to some degree, it...
First aid - Snake bite
Snakes are remarkable animals, successful on land, in the sea, in forests, in grasslands, in lakes, and in deserts. Despite their sinister reputation, snakes are almost always more scared of you...
First aid - Sprain
A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. Ligaments are strong, flexible fibers that hold bones together. When a ligament is stretched too far or tears, the joint will become painful...
First aid - Tick bites
Ticks are small spider like animals (arachnids) that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur...
Your tonsils are two infection-fighting centers located in the way back of your throat, one on the right another on the left. These bundles of lymphatic tissue work hard to keep you from getting sick ‘catching’ germs and bacteria that ent...
First aid - Wrist Injury
The wrist is made up of the two bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and eight carpal bones (scaphoid or navicular, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and the...
Flammable and combustible liquids:
Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn. They are classified, or grouped, as either flammable or combustible by their flash points. Generally speaking, flammable...
A forklift is also known as a lift truck essentially because it’s a truck that can lift loads using a set of forks. A forklift can be used in numerous places such as warehouses, factories, farms, shipping yards and m...
A hand tool is any tool that is not a power tool – that is, one powered by hand (manual labour) rather than by an engine. Some examples of hand tools are garden forks, secateurs, rakes, hammers, spanners, pliers, s...
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace , information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of ...
Tool Box Talk - Hazardous Communication
Hazardous materials (hazmat) are any material that has properties that may result in risk or injury to health and/or destruction of life or facilities. Many hazardous materials (hazmat) do not have a taste or an odor. Some can be detected...
A waste is a by-product of your work or research that has no further use. If you work with chemicals, you are probably a hazardous-waste generator. A hazardous waste is any waste regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)
What is HAZOP?
Systematic technique to IDENTIFY potential HAZ ard and OP erating problems.
A formal systematic rigorous examination to the process and engineering facets of a production facility....
Hearing Conservation and Hearing Protection is achieved through preventative measures. To reduce occupational hearing loss, all employees, who work in potentially noisy areas, are provided hearing protection, training and annual hearing tests. OSHA hearing...
Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk...
HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment)
The purpose of this guideline is to provide a systematic and objective approach to assessing hazards and their associated risks that will provide an objective measure of an identified hazard as well ...
HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) Topics
Access for 5th floor to 6th floor
Assembly of gallery
Bin building erection
Welding and Hot Work , such as brazing or grinding present a significant opportunity for fire and injury. All precautions of this program must be applied prior to commencing any welding or hot work by company employees or contractors. Hot work presents...
Attention to general cleanliness, storage and housekeeping can prevent numerous accidents. Specific housekeeping requirements and good housekeeping efforts are a part of the company fire prevention and accident prevention program. All Employees share...
This page (http://www.hsewebsite.com/hse-guidelines.php ) contains the most updated versions of the Health Safety & Environmental Guidelines (known as the "HSE Guidelines"). They are intended to be living documents...
Health Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS)
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is an umbrella term for the laws, rules, guidance and processes designed to help protect employees, the public and the environment from harm. In the workplace, t...
Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. It is heavier than air, and may accumulate in low-lying areas. It smells like "rotten eggs" at low concentrations and causes...
Industrial hygiene has been defined as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired h...
Ventilation is the mechanical system in a building that brings in "fresh" outdoor air and removes the "contaminated" indoor air.
In a workplace, ventilation is used to control exposure to airborne contaminants. It is commonly used to...
What is an environmental management system ?
An environmental management system helps organizations identify, manage,monitor and control their environmental issues in a “ holistic ” manner. Other ISO standards that look at ...
What is ISO 22000?
ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management...
Job Hazard Analysis
Who needs to read this booklet?
This booklet is for employers, foremen, and supervisors, but we encourage employees to use the information as well to analyze their own jobs and recognize workplace hazards so they can report them...
Job Safety Analysis(JSA)
A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure which helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation. In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify...
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Ladders are used when employees need to move up or down between two different levels. Slips, trips, and falls are significant contributors to accidents. Slips, trips, and falls can occur when wrong ladder selection is made...
Tool box talk : Ladders
Ladder proper access
Ladder warning labels
Lead overexposure is one of the most common over exposures found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness. The reduction of lead exposure is a high strategic priority. OSHA five year strategic plan sets a performance goal...
Lifting equipment is any work equipment for lifting and lowering loads, and includes any accessories used in doing so (such as attachments to support, fix or anchor the equipment).
There are three key terms used...
Useful Health & Safety Sites
For your convenience, we provide the following links to reliable sources of health and safety information on the Internet.
Health Safety and Environment
British Occupational Hygiene Society
BOHS - Society ...
OSHA requires employers to establish a Lockout Tag out program and use procedures for affixing appropriate lockout devices or tag out devices to energy isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected re-energizing,...
Tool box talk : LOTO
It is crucial to understand why machine and equipment safe guards are to be used on machines. An operator or maintenance worker must be informed as to the location of the safe guards on the machines, and should also be provided information...
Some Common Safeguarding Applications
Power transmission guards:
Power transmission parts typically consist of belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, gears, shafts, and couplings. Contact with these moving parts accounts for a large number...
For an effective materials handling and storage program, managers must take an active role in its development. First-line supervisors must be convinced of the importance of controlling hazards associated with materials handling...
Sling - Metal Mesh slings
Metal mesh slings are widely used in metalworking and in other industries where loads are abrasive, hot, or will tend to cut web slings. Unlike nylon and wire rope slings, metal mesh slings resist abrasion and...
Sling - Natural and Synthetic fiber rope sling
Natural and synthetic fiber rope slings are used primarily for temporary work, such as construction and painting jobs, and in marine operations. Fiber rope slings are pliant, grip loads...
The purpose an Office Safety program is to provide guidance to office managers and office staff on the elements of safe office work. The office is like any other work environment in that it may present potential health and safety hazards....
OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002 and embraces a number of other publications.
OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series ...
An organic peroxide is any organic (carbon-containing) compound having two oxygen atoms joined together (-O-O-). This chemical group is called a "peroxy" group. Organic peroxides can be severe fire and explosion hazards. This question-and-answer...
OSHA CAUTION SIGNS
goggles positively must be worn when operating this machine osha sign
no pedestrian traffic osha sign
ear protection area osha sign
read the label before using osha sign
OSHA DANGER SIGNS
flammable osha sign
do not enter authorized personnel only osha sign
chemical storage area keep out osha sign
use only with adequate ventilation osha sign
no smoking or open...
keep this area litter free sign
lift heavy objects correctly sign
protective footwear must be worn sign
switch off when not in use sign
stack correctly sign
ear , eye and...
OSHA NOTICE SIGNS
keep door closed at all times osha sign
equipment in your department must be thoroughly cleaned after each days work osha sign
avoid contamination wash your hands osha sign
no snorkling equipment sign
do not open sign
do not use horn sign
no smoking sign
pedestrians prohibited sign
do not touch when in use sign
no swimming sign
OSHA QUALITY CONTROL SIGNS
hold osha sign
awaiting inspection osha sign
be proud of the job you do! osha sign
accepted osha sign
do it right the first time we don't always get a second chance!...
OSHA Quick Cards :
Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards
(OSHA 3452 - 2011) (English: PDF * Order Now )
Aerial Lifts QuickCard™
(OSHA 3267 - 2011) (English: HTML PDF *)
Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor a...
OSHA SAFETY FIRST SIGNS
low clearance osha sign
slippery when wet osha sign
this area closed off osha sign
ammonia authorized personnel only osha sign
employees only osha sign
OSHA THINK SIGNS
there is no substitute for safety osha sign
carelessness is dangerous osha sign
stay alert don't get hurt osha sign
make every move a safe one osha sign
safety first osha sign
HAZARD WARNING SIGNS
oxidising material sign
danger high voltage sign
radiation hazard sign
guard dogs sign
high noise levels sign
trip hazard sign
Certain safeguards that normally protect the worker may have to be removed when repair or maintenance work is performed. When this occurs, the hazards involved need to be identified and a safe work system...
The word "pesticide" is a general term used to describe a substance (or mixture) that kills a pest, or it prevents or reduces the damage a pest may cause. Pests can be insects, mice or other animals, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, bacteria or viruses....
Personal Protective Equipment:
There are over 75 OSHA Standards that address the need and use for Personal Protective Equipment (PPS). While PPE use can prevent injuries and illnesses, engineering controls should be the primary methods ...
3 Parts to Process Safety
Process Safety Management (PSM) meet the requirements of OSHA Standard Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Substances.
Process Safety Information is the technical information on the process and equipment in...
Q fever and what causes it?
Q fever (Query fever) is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to humans. Q fever is caused by a microbe called "Coxiella burnetii." This microbe can survive for months and even years in dust or soil.
What is mean by respirator fit test?
A fit test is a test protocol conducted to verify that a respirator is both comfortable and correctly fits the user. Fit testing uses a test agent, either qualitatively detected by the wearer’s sense o...
This information presents advantages and disadvantages of various types of respiratory protection devices
Disposable Particulate Respirators:
The NIOSH-certified disposable respirators labeled N, R, or P and may be obtained with or without exhalation...
Fiber rope is a commonly used tool which has many applications in daily hoisting and rigging operations.
Readily available in a wide variety of synthetic and natural fiber materials, these ropes may be used as
slings for hoisting materials....
There are many rigging methods for different kinds of loads being handled. It should be noted that a rigging method which is suitable for handling one load might not be suitable for handling another load. In fact, each rigging method has...
One of the mostly commonly used items of lifting gears, have severe limitation in usage and high level of accidents occurs as a results of misuse. Eyebolts are used in a wide variety of applications to provide lifting point on loads. Sometimes...
This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, maintenance, and safe use of lifting equipment used in construction and industrial settings. This includes, but is not limited...
HSEWEBSITE.COM has created this database to provide safety-related information in the shortest possible time.
We believe that communicating safety lessons learned from incidents on all our worksites and that of our stakeholders and other companies ...
Audit is a systematic and, wherever possible, independent examination to determine whether activities and related results conform to planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve the organization's...
Safety checklists are documents used during safety inspections for the identification of potential hazards. OSHA has provided a wide range of checklists for the identification of potential hazards in a variety of industries and applications.
The purpose of this element is to provide a practical and uniform method for recording & measuring incidents and employee injuries occurring on the job. Incident and injury rates will be compiled in accordance with the American...
A Safety Moment is a brief safety talk about a specific subject at the beginning of a meeting or shift. Also known as safety minutes or safety chats, these talks can be done in a variety of ways, but are typically...
Regardless of the time spent on a roof, the risk of falling is high. Any fall is likely to result in a serious injury. Safety nets installed below a high-level work area reduce the distance that a worker can fall.
They absorb the impact of the fall...
Safety Signs, Symbols and Colour Codes – a simple guide
Welcome to Free Sign
We have a large selection of OSHA and statutory signs for you to print out using your PC and it's printer. We have available the most commonly used safety signs y...
Living with your mistakes is harder than you think…. wear your safety gear.
“It’s not how fast you go it’s knowing when to go slow”.
Safety by Choice, Not by Chance
Hearing protection is a sound investment.
Are you part of the sa...
Every year nearly 100 fatalities and 10,000 injuries occur world over on scaffolds despite numerous safety regulations aimed to prevent such incidents. If you work on scaffolding, you must be able to recognize...
Safety Data Sheets
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for...
ANSI Z535 and the OSHA 1910.14 Specifications for Accident Prevention Safety Signs require the use of safety signs to indicate specific hazards that, without identification, may lead to accidental injury to workers and/or the public, or lead to property...
Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. It is a mineral that occurs in several forms. Quartz, the most common form, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and m...
What is the purpose of this guide?
The purpose of this guide is to assist employers and employees in the proper selection, use, and maintenance of slings and in the recognition of hazards associated with their use. This guide ...
Same level slips, trips and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. It is estimated that 3.8 million disabling work injuries are caused each year by slips, trips, and falls, accounting for 12 percent to 15...
Sling - Synthetic round sling
Synthetic round slings offer a number of advantages for rigging purposes. The most commonly used synthetic round slings are made of nylon- or polyester-type yarns. They have the following properties i...
Sling - Synthetic web sling
Synthetic web slings offer a number of advantages for rigging purposes. The most commonly used synthetic web slings are made of nylon- or polyester-type yarns (Fig. 7). They have the following properties i...
Tool Box Talk
Changing Forklift Batteries
Crushed Between Two Forklifts
Electric Pallet Jack Safety
Forklift Driver Found Guilty
Forklift Near Misses
Forklift Safety Rules
Important to know when removing wheels
Loosen wheel nuts before lifting vehicle off the ground.
Raise vehicle only a few centimeters (one inch) from the floor when doing operations on a freewheel or frame-contact lift.
The History of the Tire
The very first tires were bands of iron placed on the wooden wheels of carts and wagons. Luckily, with the discovery of rubber things changed. It was in the mid 1800’s that the first tires made using rubber appeared. They w...
Tool Box Talk (TBT)
Definition - What does Toolbox Talk mean?
A toolbox talk is an informal safety meeting that is part of an organization's overall safety program. Toolbox meetings are generally conducted at the job site prior...
Call before you dig
Equipment getting on and off
hand exposing buried facilities
marking underground facilities
Portable, bench or floor mounted power tools and equipment need routine maintenance, inspection and adjustments to ensure safe operation. Tool bits, blades and other changeable parts must be kept sharp and free from damage. Electrical systems, belts &...
Tower cranes are widely used for lifting operations in the construction industry. Statistics show that tower cranes contribute to quite a number of serious accidents. Property damage and bodily injuries can be avoided if they are properly...
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is similar to visible light in all physical aspects, except that it does not enable us to see things. The light that enables us to see things is referred to as visible light and is composed of the colors we see in a rainbow....
I remember how as a child I always loved going on joy rides at night. For me, the cool breeze and bright lights at night are unmatched by the sights and sounds offered by day. Being a passenger on night rides came with this magical feeling...
Stay Safe With Our Free Resources
The resources you’ll find on this page were created by industry leaders and a variety of safety organizations that are experts on the subject. This library contains videos designed for single or g...
Safety tips for washing vehicles
Wear safety-toe, non-slip sole rubber boots.
Wear hearing protection.
Protect skin when using solvents. Use appropriate hand protection for the materials being used.
Follow electrical safety procedures to prevent electrical hazards.
Electricity used in welding is available as:
single phase, 120 Volts (V) or 240 V; and
triple phase 575 V in Canada and 480 V in the USA....
Sling - Wire Rope Sling
Wire rope is often used in slings because of its strength, durability, abrasion resistance and ability to conform to the shape of the loads on which it is used. In addition, wire rope slings are able to lift hot...