Organizing and cleaning should be done regularly, not just when absolutely necessary. The risk of injuries and accidents greatly decreases when performing a regular cleanup.
Poor Housekeeping Results:
Tripping over objects on floors, stairs, and other surfaces Being struck by falling objects due to poorly stacked items Slipping on greasy, wet, or dirty surfaces Cutting or puncturing of skin due to protruding or misplaced objects More fire hazards
Good Housekeeping Results:
Fewer tripping/slipping incidents due to cleaner walking surfaces Better control of tools and materials, including...
A chemical fume hood is type of local ventilation device designed to limit exposure to hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors, or dusts. There are different types of chemical fume hoods with certain rules that should be followed.
Keep the sash opened no further than 16-17 inches above the air foil. Typically, there is an arrow indicating where the sash should be opened to when working in the fume hood.
Never store equipment or materials permanently in a hood. Do not place items that block the baffles....
Hazards exist in every workplace. Know the basics of how to protect yourself from all types of health and safety risks. In this edition of the Environmental Health & Safety brief, learn why it’s important to always wear your Personal Protective Equipment.
It’s the holiday season, but whether you’re decorating your cubicle or office, remember to keep safety a top priority and follow all departmental policies and protocols. In this edition of the Environmental Health and Safety brief, learn 12 tips to keep your office a safe environment.
Poison hemlock has more severe toxic properties than poison ivy and is quickly growing throughout the area.
Indentification Tips The flowers are tiny, white and arranged in small, umbrella-shaped clusters. Flowers appear in the second year. The plants have a musty odor. The stems have a reddish-purple spots, blotches, or streaks. They are not hairy and are hollow. First-year plants are low-growing and resemble carrot plants. It can be distinguished by the lack of hairs on the stems.
Touching the plant is similar to touching poison ivy. It can cause painful blisters, and eating any...
Machine guards are important because they protect operators and other individuals in the work area from hazards associated during the machine’s normal operation.
Machine guards can protect from the following hazards:
Pinch points Rotating parts Flying debris/sparks Reciprocating parts Live electricity Punching/Shearing/Bending parts
All guards and safety devices must be in place prior to operating a machine. It is not meant to hinder any type of activity involving the machine. Notify your supervisor immediately upon detecting missing or inadequate guards.