Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Free Workplace Safety Posters

OSHA Safety Posters Here is the official OSHA's posters designed for the workplace.

Say-It Has a small collection of free safety posters that promote safety in the workplace. These posters are written in both English and Spanish.

NYSIF Safety Posters Offers 40 free safety posters in several different categories: Tool Safety, Eye and Head Safety, Construction Safety, Ladder Safety, Safety at the Workplace, Driving Safety, Food Industry Safety, and other areas as well.

Printshop101 Has six different free safety posters for the work environment.

Vermont SIRI Safety info There are several different safety posters available here on a variety of different subjects like: construction safety, home safety, health and fitness, driving safety, electrical safety, and many more. Here are some great cartoon safety posters available for download.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Release DVD: Metalwork Tools

Today, the metal trade is one of the cornerstones of our industrial society. Correct, efficient and safe use of metalworking tools is essential throughout the metal industry. This program shows the correct and safe use of a wide range of metalworking tools and includes:

• Personal safety
• Safety precautions in the workplace
• The Metal Rule
• How to use a Scriber
• Correct use of the Try Square
• Punches
• Using Spring Dividers to scribe arcs and circles
• Marking with Odd Leg Calipers
• Correct and safe use of Hammers
• Files and Filing
• Using a Cold Chisel correctly
• Hacksaws
• Operating a Drill Press

This program is aimed at all users of basic Metalwork Tools, whether they be students or experienced trades people who may require a refresher on safe and correct usage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Release DVD: Off-Hand Grinding and Safety

Off-hand Grinding machines are widely used throughout industry, but safe and correct use of these machines can be overlooked. This program shows how to operate an off-hand grinding machine safely and efficiently. This program includes:

• Types of grinding machines
• Components which make up a grinding machine
• Types of abrasive wheels
• Abrasive wheel identification
• Inspecting an abrasive wheel
• Fitting a new wheel
• Personal safety
• Dressing and truing abrasive wheels
• How to use an off-hand grinding machine
• Sharpening a twist drill

Monday, October 22, 2012

3.5 Million Youtube views!

Safetycare has just reached the milestone of 3.5 Million views on YouTube! Thanks to all of our customers and subscribers for your ongoing support. You can visit our YouTube Channel by clicking the image above.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Release DVD: Electrical Power Tools

In the control of a skilled person Electrical Power Tools show their flexibility and their speed. This program shows operators how to get the best out of their Power Tools and how to use them effectively and safely. The tools covered in this program include:

• Power Drills
• Belt and Orbital Sanders
• Jig and Circular Saws
• Power Planers

Topics discussed in this program include:
• Specific safety procedures when using electrical equipment
• Personal safety, including clothing and breathing apparatus
• How to identify inefficiencies and overloading of equipment
• Understanding the types and applicable uses for drill bits, saw blades, etc
• Step by step instruction in skilled use of all Power Tools in the program
This program is aimed at professional and non-professional operators of Electric Power Tools as a safety and operational guide.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Safe Lifting and Carrying

Material handling occurs in one way or another in every department of every business on every working day - it is not surprising that accidents and injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling techniques comprise the largest group of occupational hazards that result in lost time.

This program covers the following:

1. Anatomy and physiology of the neck and back
2. Types of injuries - muscle-ligament and disc
3. Steps to safe lifting
4. Team lifting
5. Physical characteristics of loads
6. Working conditions
7. Personal limitations of personnel involved in manual handling tasks


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Electrical Safety Pointers

• Ensure that equipment is powered down and lock out or tag out any systems that are to be worked on.
• Ensure that employees know the location of emergency stops and power sources.
• Check regularly that there is no exposed or frayed wiring on electrical cords.
• Use well shrouded electrical plugs that are grounded (3-prong).
• Dissipate electrical energy prior to commencing work. Always verify using test equipment.
• Always wear hazard classification appropriate electrical PPE.
• Follow arc flash mitigating strategies when commencing work within an risk situation.
• Ensure all grounding devices are at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines.
• Ensure that workplace signage, labelling and colour-coding notices are visible and legible.
• Keep all sources of water away from electricity and all electrical appliances.
• Consult with the local electrical company to verify underground power line locations.
Author: Pete Clydesdale from Clydesdale cable installation equipment - 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A 120,000 foot skydive?

Felix Baumgartner is set to leap, in the most literal sense of the word, from relative obscurity into the history books. How? By jumping to earth from the edge of space, likely breaking the sound barrier as he does so. How does one go from humble Austrian beginnings to a capsule 120,000 feet (about 23 miles) above the Earth's surface?

As you can imagine, leaping out of a capsule 23 miles above Roswell, N.M., isn't a project you cook up in a week or two. It was 2005 when Baumgartner started planning the idea with Red Bull. The core goal of the mission, dubbed "Stratos," is to break a 52-year-old record set by former US Air Force command pilot Joe Kittinger. That record? A 19-mile skydive.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Medical Hazards At Work

Is your throat sore? Is your nose running? Do you have a fever? If you have any of these symptoms, chances are that you got them by sitting at your desk. Although it might look sterile, in fact, your desk harbors more germs and bacteria on it than a kitchen table or even a toilet. That shouldn’t be surprising when you think that at least 50% of Americans eat lunch and snack at their desks and one-third of workers go to work when they’re sick.

When combined with the fact that we touch our faces 16 times every hour, it might be a miracle that we aren’t sick all of the time. The remedies to the spread of illness in the workplace are simple enough: wash your hands and your space, unchain yourself from your desk for lunch, and take a day off when you’re not feeling well.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Safety no longer relevant! Spare body parts available from vending machines!

In the foyer of a recent safety seminar there was this rather odd vending machine. At first glance it looked like a regular food-type vending machine, but as curious onlookers neared, it could be seen that the products within were body parts! We at Safetycare loved this. A simple artistic installation that reminds us that we can't replace our body parts as simply as just buying them from a vending machine, so we had better look after our own.

We hope you enjoy it too!