Hand and Power Tools

Hand power tools are tools powered by electricity, gasoline, and diesel such as drill, sanders, reciprocating saws, and grinders. Power tools are hand held devices. Improper use of power tools at work can cause serious accidents or injuries.…

Fire Triangle

The fire triangle or combustion triangle is a combination of three elements: fuel, heat, and an oxidizing agent (oxygen). The right proportion of these three elements must be combined for a fire to occur. When starting a fire, heat is the most…

Foot Protection

According to the Bureau of Labor, more than 60,000 foot injuries happen at workplaces each year. Foot injuries do not just happen at factories or construction sites, they can happen at any place at any time. Usually, work injuries involve sprained…

Flying Objects

Workers on site can be at risk for injuries caused by flying objects. Flying objects can cause injuries such as cuts, abrasions, concussions, or blindness.  Flying objects are a major concern when workers are working with power tools, pushing/pulling…

Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher is a device used in emergency situations to control or extinguish small fires. It works by discharging a jet of water, foam, gas, or other material to extinguish the fire. All extinguishers at buildings and workplaces are…

Falling Objects

On site, workers can be exposed to injuries from flying or falling objects. These types of injuries can cause cuts, abrasions, concussions, or more severe ailments. Falling and flying objects or a concern especially when working with power tools,…

Eye and Face Protection

Many eye injuries occur every year at industrial sites, manufacturing sites, and laboratories. The highest number of eye injuries in the U.S. are caused by welding equipment, power grinders, and buffers. Some other tools, such as saws and drills,…

Complacency

Complacency is the feeling of being satisfied with the way everything is at work or home and having no desire to improve. Complacency may also involve being unaware of potential dangers or defects and simply being happy with existing conditions.…

Lead Exposure

Lead (pb) is a heavy metal that is poisonous. It can damage the nervous system, kidney, and joints as well as cause birth defects or mental retardation. The most vulnerable workers to lead exposure are those involved in iron works, demolition…