Near Misses

Behavioral Safety

A worker received an electric shock on a piece of equipment he was using. He was not injured, and he did not report the incident. A few days later another worker also received a shock from the same defective equipment, and again did not report the problem. Within days a third worker also received an electrical shock which killed him.

This true story illustrates what can happen when we... Read More...

Stair Safety

Slips, Trips and Falls

November 20, 2008
Kbtx.com - College Station, TX

An accident at Sanderson Farms in Bryan claims the life of an employee.

The Brazos County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called when a male worker was found unconscious. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from the injuries.

Based on preliminary... Read More...

Shortcuts Part 1

Behavioral Safety

What is a shortcut??

The dictionary defines it as:

A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths. A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.

Last Friday we had an employee take a shortcut and not turn off their machine prior to reaching into a running nip. They knew better, they were taught different, but they did it anyway. For that... Read More...

Spot the Hazard 2

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Compressed Air Hose Safety

General

Compressed air is a very useful thing however it can be dangerous and must be used in a safe manner. Here are some tips when using a compressed air.

General Use

Keep air hose off the floor where it is a trip hazard and subject to damage by trucks, doors, and dropped tools. During a recent audit of our facility we found many unused air hoses laying across the floor, many attached to... Read More...

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