Monday, June 21, 2010

New MIG (GMAW) Welding Safety DVD

Metal Inert Gas Welding or MIG Welding is based on the electric arc welding process, where completion of an electric circuit between positive and negative poles creates an electric arc, which generates tremendous heat permitting the fusion welding of metals.

Because of its versatility and the ability to weld in a variety of positions, MIG Welding has become the most popular welding process used in industry today.

The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of operating MIG Welding equipment safely as well as to demonstrate the correct and safe way to perform some of the most common welds. To buy it please visit us at:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Giant Liebherr Digger Truck demolishes car . . . in a very unique way!

Question: What happens when you dump 42 tonnes of water on top of a car within the space of about 2 seconds? Answer: See below!

Some specs on the Liebherr R98000
  • Overall operating weight - 804 tonne/1,772,520 lb
  • Bucket Capacity - 42 m3/54.9 yd3
  • Overall Length - 25330 mm/83’1”
  • Engine Output: 2 984 kW / 4 000 hp
  • Travel Speed: 0 – 1,8 km/h, optional 0 – 2,3 km/h/
    1,1 mph / 1,4 mph

Monday, June 7, 2010

Slips, Trips and Falls

Using a trolley as a substitute for a step ladder is a very unsafe practice. Falling, even from this seemingly low height can result in serious injury. Slips, Trips and Falls are the second most common accident category in the workplace today. This shot perfectly illustrates why. . .

Slips usually occur when there is a loss of grip between the shoe and the floor. This commonly occurs when there is a contaminant between the shoe and the floor. Trips occur when a person’s foot hits a low obstacle in the person’s path, causing a loss of balance. Often, the obstacle is not easily visible or noticed.

Below are links to some good Slips, Trips and Falls documentation, articles and codes of practice in your country:

Australia and New Zealand: Safe Work Australia
United States: OSHA
United Kingdom: Health and Safety Executive
Canada: Canada Safety Council

Also, please check out our DVD on Slips, Trips and Falls below: