Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Hand Tool Safety

Tools are a necessary requirement on most jobs, both indoors and outdoors. Basic hand tools, if used improperly or not kept in good condition, can result in an injury. Injuries can also occur when workers fail to use the tool for its intended purpose or forget to inspect them before use. Never use a hand tool that is damaged, broken or badly corroded. Ask your supervisor if the tool can be replaced. Please see the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic.

Electrical Tool Safety

Tools are common in many of our workplace settings on campus, and power tools are especially efficient for getting the job done. It is important to remember that electrical tools can pose a significant risk to the user. All workers should be familiar with the hazards of power tools and the potential injuries that can occur if they are modified or improperly used. Please see the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic.