Harness Inspection Guide

Harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if not in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Arc Flash Explosions

Every day in the United States, 5 to 10 arc flash explosions occur in electrical equipment. Anyone exposed to such explosions is at significant risk for death or serious injury. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Fighting Fatigue

Fatigue is the condition of being physically or mentally tired or exhausted. When you’re fatigued, you will make errors in judgment. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Foot Protection

Foot protection means guarding your toes, ankles, and feet from injury. Foot injuries account for 25 percent of all reported disabling injuries. Make sure you’ve got the right footwear for the right job. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Safe Lifting Techniques

Lifting is very much a part of our everyday jobs. And, because it is something we do so often, we tend to do it without thinking; or at least we do until we strain a muscle – or worse, hurt our backs. Lifting incorrectly can result in a variety of injuries. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Hand Tool Safety

One of the key issues with hand tool safety is choosing and using the right tool. Many people view hand tools as simple to use, so there is little concern for safety. In reality, a person using hand tools should always follow precautions. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.