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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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.