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Safety Nugget Week of August 6 - How to Determine the Risk of Lyme Disease Infection from Ticks

Aug 06, 2018

Safety Nugget - Be Deliberate about Managing the Hazards of Transferring Fuels and Chemicals

May 31, 2018

A news article, below, reminded me of the hazards that occur during transport and transfer of flammable liquids and chemicals. Transferring products is inherently hazardous because of the opportunity for:

Safety Nugget Week of May 21 - Improve Communications during Work in Confined Spaces

May 21, 2018

FRI recently implemented the use of Bluetooth headsets during revamps. It's not unusual for our installation team to spend several hours at a time in a Column. The headsets were mainly envisioned to improve communications between the installers and Hole Watch attendant. The Hole Watch is responsible for oversight of safety, as well as organizing tools and parts for the installers. The safety and efficiency improvements are obvious after observing their work, with and without headsets.

Safety Nugget Week of March 12 - Line of Fire Incident Prevention

Mar 12, 2018

One of the key elements of behavioral safety is to learn how to identify and avoid line of fire hazards.

Safety Nuggett Week of September 18 - Fine-Tune Interim PSM Audits

Sep 14, 2017

Fine-Tune Interim PSM Audits:

Safety Nugget Week of July 10 - Prevent over One-Third of Incidents Through Preparation for Maintenance Activities

Jul 12, 2017

"More than a third of the incidents investigated by the CSB occurred prior to, during, or immediately following maintenance activities, ultimately resulting in 86 fatalities and 410 injuries."

Safety Nugget Week of June 5 - Avoid Dead Butt Syndrome!

Jun 09, 2017

Dead Butt Syndrome? I never heard of it before today.

Safety Nugget Week of December 12 - Rear End Collisions

Dec 12, 2016

Safety Nugget Week of September 19 - Prevent 20% of Disabling Injuries by Protecting Your Hands

Sep 26, 2016

It has been estimated that almost 20% of all disabling accidents on the job involve the hands. Without your fingers or hands, your ability to work would be greatly reduced.

Safety Nugget Week of May 9 - The Seal That Didn't Perform

May 18, 2016

This Safety Nugget was taken from the July 2002 Safety Beacon, published by Center for Chemical Process Safety, or CCPS: http://www.tulane.edu/~bmitche/aiche/psb0802.pdf

Safety Nugget Week of March 7 - Avoid Shoulder Injuries

Mar 15, 2016

Safety Nugget Week of January 4 - Check Your Spare Tire!

Jan 08, 2016

Okay, we all know it's important to check our tires on a regular basis. Some of us carry a tire gauge to check them regularly, while others have it done at the shop druing an oil change. But, it's easy to forget about your spare tire until you need it.

Safety Nugget Week of November 2 - Near Miss With A Distracted Driver

Nov 09, 2015

I was driving to the airport early in the morning a few weeks ago, when I saw a car pull up to the intersection less than a quarter mile ahead. I could see the driver holding a cell phone in front of his face as I got closer and assumed he was going to wait at the intersection until I passed. I was probably less than 100 feet away when the driver pulled out in front of me, still holding the cell phone up in front of his face. The driver stopped close to the centerline, so I was able to break hard and swerve around him. I can still remember seeing the scared look on the driver's face as I went around the car.

Safety Nugget Week of September 7 - Save Your Knuckles When Using A Wrench!

Sep 10, 2015

Serious injuries can be prevented by practicing good ergonomics while using hand tools. Read the following tips to avoid injuries when a wrench slips while working on a pipe or fitting.

Safety Nugget Week of August 31- Caring For Your Irreplaceable Eyes

Sep 04, 2015

I'm sure any of you who own an expensive movie or video camera takes really good care of it. You wouldn't drop it on the sidewalk, wipe its lens with sandpaper, splash acid on it, or toss it into a bin full of objects with sharp edges. That's just common sense. Why, then, do some workers treat their personal cameras-the irreplaceable eyes-as if they were less valuable than the man-made imitations?

Safety Nugget week of June 29 - Water Safety

Jun 29, 2015

Tragic drownings occur every year that could have been prevented if the proper life jackets were worn. Four drownings in Oklahoma this month are reported in the articles found at the links below:

Safety Nugget for Week of May 4 - Eyes on Hands, Eyes on Path

May 20, 2015

I liked this short Safety Note from Edwards Air Force Base. The same risks apply when walking across the street, up and own and flight of stairs or working in the kitchen.

Safety Nugget for Week of March 11 - Ergonomics - Reaching Overhead

May 12, 2015

Protect your back by using the right ladder, step stool or platform when reaching for things overhead.