Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SAFETY 101 - FALLING OBJECTS

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Hi everyone, Stan "The Safety Man" here and I want to remind you to think safe!

This week's tip involves falling and flying objects while working on the job site.

Whether you're a worker, supervisor or project manager, you always need to be aware of your surrounding environment.

Here are some General Purpose Tips to follow:

1) Always wear a hard hat when required. The hazard of falling debris overhead is far too great and the chances that even small fragments falling from even minimal distances can prove fatal.

2) Be sure to safely store and secure any building materials in the area to prevent from slipping, sliding or falling over.

3) When working in elevated areas like bridges, high-rise areas, make use of canopies, safety nets and guardrails. This will greatly assist in catching or deflecting falling objects.


Friday, February 3, 2017

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY - 3M COMPANY

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This week we will be looking at 3M Company, an American institution and multi-national conglomerate. The corporation is based out of Minnesota and was founded in 1902 by five men: Dr. J Danley Budd, Henry S. Bryan, William A. McGonagle, John Dwan, and Hermon W. Cable. The company was to be a mining operation and has since become one of the greatest innovators and market leaders in technology that has far exceeded its seminal initiative.

At present, 3M has operations in more than 65 different countries, and produces ten of thousands of products, among the most notable being: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, & PPE equipment.