Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm sorry

It seems that it has been a very long time since I update this blog. I've have been really busy that I have completely forgotten about this site. Just recently it came back to me and I'll be able to start posting again soon. Thank you very much for all the comments and your visit to my humble blog.

I hope it has been beneficial to all of you I will try to entertain all your feedback A.S.A.P. In the future, I'll update this blog with more HSE Alert as a Lesson Learn for all of us.

Please continue to support this blog so that we can get the message across to all work force population

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hand Protection

Someone commented that the “hands and fingers are the instruments of the mind.” If that is true, it must become very difficult to be productive when your hands are injured or lost as a result of an accident. Whatever the construction craft, a worker must be able to use both hands in order to get the job accomplished.

Causes of Hand Injuries:

Taking chances.
Exposure to rough materials.
Stacking of heavy materials (i.e., getting your hand or fingers caught between materials).
Cut by sharp objects.
Mashed (or hit by) tools.
Caught in machinery.

How to Protect Your Hands:

Wear gloves whenever possible.
Pay attention to the task being performed.
Use the proper tools.
Make sure any equipment used has hand guards in place.

Remember: Should any injuries occur to your hands, always go and get immediate treatment. Without treatment, a minor cut can turn into a major problem with infection. Your hands may look tough, but when you get scratches, cuts, bruises or mashed that seriously injure your hands, you take a chance of losing them. In any business you can’t work without them.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Safe operating rules and practices are to be established during the planning meeting at the start of the job as dictated by the hazards inherent in the nature of the work, federal and state Safety and Health Regulations, company policies, and owner and other regulatory agency requirements. Other safety rules may have to be added as the work progresses due to changed conditions, new methods, new equipment, and as an outgrowth of accident experience.

General safe operating rules and practices apply to all employees, regardless of the nature of their duties. These rules are to be explained to each new hire during indoctrination and must be reemphasized at toolbox meetings and in day-to-day contacts. These are minimum requirements, and are to be rigidly enforced. Examples of general rules follow:

Wear personal protective equipment as required.

Wear suitable shoes and work clothes in good repair

Lift correctly. Get help on the heavy loads.

Do not smoke in prohibited areas.

Avoid off-balanced positions when pulling, pushing, or prying, especially at heights

Report all injuries promptly, even though minor in nature,

Keep alert around moving equipment

Always inspect ladders prior to use and use ladders correctly.

Always follow the approved lock and tag procedures.

Operate equipment and vehicles only if authorized

Correct unsafe conditions as noted, or if you can't correct them, call them to the attention of your foreman immediately.

Keep tools and materials away from the edge of scaffolds or floor openings where they can be knocked off on employees working below.

Be considerate of the welfare of fellow employees. Do not distract their attention or engage in horseplay.

Replace all guards removed for servicing or other reasons,

Pressure cylinders should be used and stored in an upright position and secured against accidental tipping.

Keep all stairways, ladders, ramps, scaffold platforms, walkways and work areas free from loose materials and trash.

Riding on loads, hooks and hoists is prohibited.

Always wear eye protection when grinding, drilling, burning, or performing any operation which may produce flying particles or objects.