The wonderful videos below have to do with safety first in relation to the use of equipment used by industrial smokestack companies. This includes the use of grinders, touches, saws etc. It also includes video having to with PPE and the importance of hard hats, safety glasses, earplugs, etc. on industrial chimneys. The most import part of any job is not focusing on getting it completed on time. That kind of an attitude will make a job take longer. Rather what the focus of work should be first is a safety first attitude, stopping work on scheduled or at certain times planned to go over a predetermined safety plan. This way workers can have some time for reflection on their job and come up with ways to make work safe. This might sound easy, but stopping to go over safety plans and discussing work plan procedure is sometimes more difficult than doing the actual job. Once everyone can work together in a safe manner, jobs can proceed with less effort. No man should ever have to risk his life doing his job, and when workers feel safe the work gets done by itself. It is necessary to review these videos throughout the year, you should not just be watching them once. This is because to avoid accidents and put safety first takes a commitment to safety, it just does not happen by itself. Stay safe, be a safety minded worker.
The following videos may serve your journey into learning more about safety on the job. In "Safety Differently - The Movie" . . . "this remarkable and hope-inspiring documentary, follow three organisations that had the courage to start doing safety differently: one in resources, one in healthcare, and one in retail." - Safety Differently and the New View. What is discovered in this movie, is that with certain jobs the price of errors is extremely high, even unto costing lives. Thoughtful negotiations, great accountability, and intentional forward thinking are just a few aspects that must be established in the workplace when it comes to ensuring the lives of your workers and clients are in the best hands. Sometimes practicing safety requires some counter intuitive practices. For instance, instead of office workers issueing out safety protocols, it can be better for front line workers to take on this responsibility. Unfortanately, because higher up workers are often detached from the day to day work of the various job sites, protocols and procedures are assigned but remain irrelevant. A new approach would be to have safety become the very culture of the workplace, where every employee takes responsibility. In this method many find that the value and dignity of their jobs is aknowledged and upheld.
Demonstrated in "Construction Safety Training Video" by Cleveland Construction, is, first, how practicing safety is always cost effective since danger and risk is always a liability. Safety should be practiced by the entire company and every worker. Each worker should thereby by able to identify hazards and practice safety from the newest to the oldest employees. OSHA defines this as “job hazard analysis” and writes, “The job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment.” Next, because work environments are consistently changing some basic safety gear like the hard hat, safety glasses, and proper clothing should always be worn. Other equipment should also be readily available which would be necessary in specific circumstances. Also outlined is the SDS or the Safety Data Sheet. The SDS should always be readily available to all workers so that the hazardous materials an the job site may be known and prepared for. The SDS consists of sixteen sections: Section 1: Product identification, Section 2: Hazards identification, Section 3: Composition/information on ingredients, Section 4: Recommended first aid measures, Section 5: Fire-fighting measures, Section 6: Accidental Release Measures, Section 7: Proper handling and storage, Section 8: Exposure control and personal protection, Section 9: Physical and chemical properties, Section 10: Stability and reactivity, Section 11: Toxicological information, Section 12: Ecological information, Section 13: Disposal consideration, Section 14: Transportation information, Section 15: Regulatory information, Section 16: Other information or last revision
The California Department of Conservation demonstrates in the video "Just One Mistake" just how crucial it is to cover every base. A construction worker who is injured likely did a few dozen things right. It takes just one mistake to endure a serious injury or worse. This is simply the reality of many work environments that have many risks. With more risks comes a greater responsibility to follow every safety protocol. The best protection on the job site is to be aware be safe and avoid that wone mistake you aren't thinking of.
At Continental Chimney we not only understand but practice "Safety First". Safety First means that work commences only once everything related to smokestack safety has been completed. No worker should ever need risk his life and the life of his co-workers to earn a living as an industrial chimney contractor.
At Continental Chimney we not only understand but practice Safety First on every industrial chimney smokestack. Our work commences only once everything related to smokestack safety has been understood and completed. No worker should ever need risk his life and the life of his co-workers to earn a living as an industrial chimney contractor.