Lanyard Safety

Lanyard safety is critical to ensure that tools are readily available in situations where time is of the essence. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Hand Safety Awareness

Hand injuries resulting from cuts and puncture cost the construction industry approximately $382 million each year, second only to back strain and sprain injury. Practicing the same hand safety habits you follow on the job will help keep your hands safe at home. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Heat Illness

Heat illness is preventable. Water, rest, and shade are encouraged as both prevention and treatment for heat-related illness. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Blocking

Have you seen a crucial block lately? We’re not talking about football; we’re talking about blocking important elements of the workplace from access. Regulatory agencies have rules on blocking such items. They are important and access to these things can be critical in a time of emergency. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Tunnel Vision

We always talk about Take Two before you start a task. We are to look around before we start for any hazards that may cause us, or someone else, injury. Please keep a look out of others when you are working. It may save someone a lot of pain. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Elements of Combustion

In order for a fire to occur, three elements are required: Oxygen, Heat, and Fuel. These are known as the “fire triangle.” All sides must come together before a fire can occur. Therefore, the goal of fire safety is to keep these elements apart. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.