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Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Definition: Lock out/Tag out is the OSHA-created method for Control of Hazardous Energy. It is a procedure that is necessary to disable machinery or equipment in order to prevent the release of hazardous energy while employees perform maintenance activities. It requires that hazardous power sources be “isolated and rendered inoperative” before any repair procedure is started. The “Lock out” is the practice of locking the… [CONTINUE]
Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Definition: Bending and lifting refers to the work required to view objects at ground level or move objects from one place to another, when, if done improperly, can cause a serious injury. Potential Exposures: Unpacking and transporting hotel supplies. Working in cramped, cluttered storage spaces. Repairing or cleaning items that are at ground level or require displacement. Transporting guest luggage. Working at a high pace.… [CONTINUE]
Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Definition: An incident report is a report that is required to document the exact details of any unusual event that occurs in a facility. The Incident Report should be filled out as soon as possible, following the event, when the details are fresh in the minds of the witnesses, so that the information is as accurate as possible. Incident Any occurrence outside of the normal… [CONTINUE]
Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Definition: Grounds maintenance includes all work performed on the property landscaping or golf course, that requires the use of hand tools, power equipment and physical strength and therefore has a greater potential for incurring an injury. Potential Exposures: Use of any power equipment Bending, lifting, shoveling or digging Repetitive and physically demanding motions Refueling gas powered equipment Repairing equipment Overexposure to heat or cold Using… [CONTINUE]
Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Definition: Slips, trips and falls represent about 17% of the time-loss injuries claimed against workers’ compensation boards. Slips happen where the friction or traction between the footwear and the walking surface is compromised. Trips happen when your foot collides with an object unexpectedly, causing a loss of balance. About 2/3 of all falls happen at ground level, caused by slipping or tripping, and the remaining… [CONTINUE]