Follow common sense summer safety tips to stay cool
Use PPE, stay hydrated and conduct a job site audit to ensure safe working conditions in the heat
Every cooling season, accident rates rise among facility staff and contractors.
“Even under the pressure of a cooling emergency, take time to plan ahead, especially for safety” said Bob Murphy, Trane safety leader. “No one goes to work expecting to get hurt. Safety is good for individual business and for practicing at customer sites. One of the most proactive things you could do before starting equipment repair or replacement is to ensure you have the right tools and personal safety equipment. “
Wearing the proper head protection for all conditions.
Conducting a job site audit for every new project to insure you will work in safe conditions.
Using a strong glove when working with metals. Lacerations and
Having what you need before starting a new project including:tools, equipment, approach boundaries, guards, barriers, PPE, knowledge, training or personnel.
Wearing proper eye protection. Nearly 70% of eye injuries occur from flying particles and can be prevented by wearing the right safety glasses.
Training your 5 + 1 senses to recognize hazards including: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and common sense.
Keeping yourself cool. Heat illness is indicated by
Notify others when you observe unsafe actions . Use the S.T.A.R.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey