“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. . . .”
The Proud and The Brave
To Protect and Serve
Food for Thought: A great many of us had safety on our minds so close to election day, and who was going to keep us the safest. The answer should have come easily to each of us after listening to weekly toolbox talks. The answer was OURSELVES. Each one of us has the responsibility to keep our individual person safe and the people around us safe.
Plan for Safety Week 2020- Scheduled for Sept. 14-18
Safety Week Starring Roles: Basics of Rigging Safety / Pinch Points & Hand Injuries
1. Listen with the intent to understand.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen R. Covey
2. Walk in their shoes.
Taking the time to view the situation from someone else’s point of view will help you to get along better with them, even if you still do not agree with their views. Get to walking!
3. Be polite.
A polite demeanor will also leave a deeper positive impact than you will immediately realize. Be careful of others’ feelings. Wit and humor at another person’s expense may do more damage than you will ever know.
4. Always take the opportunity to say a kind and encouraging word to or about somebody.
Praise good work, regardless of who did it. If criticism is needed, offer it gently, never harshly. When you encourage and compliment people, you create a culture of kindness and the kindness will be reciprocated.
5. Show interest in others.
Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard him or her as a person of importance.
6. Keep an open mind.
Discuss, but do not argue. Accept that others may have a point of view different from the one you hold, or believe something that you do not believe yourself.
7. Listen intently.
Holding your tongue and freeing up your ears to listen. Other ways to listen intently include refraining from one-upping or pointing out problems with the speaker’s story.
8. Be positive.
Positive people make positive situations.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Sir Winston Churchill
9. Be sincere.
All of these tips without sincerity will end up destroying any positive effect you were hoping to produce.
The training was provided by Fortier Loss Control Consultants, Inc. on July 7, 2020.
Social distancing reduced the chatter, and made for a more attentive class.
Brian Dolan of Fortier Loss Control Consultants, Inc. completed job site safety inspections for the following months in 2020: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, & October
Week beginning October 5th- Common Hazards During Unloading Trailers & Housekeeping in the Construction Industry
Week beginning October 12th- Are You Prepared
Week beginning October 19th- Rigging
Week beginning October 26th- Tools, Objects, and Materials with Sharp Blades or Edges
Week beginning September 8th- PreTask Plan
Week beginning September 14th- (Safety Week) Basics of Rigging Safety / Pinch Points & Hand Injuries
Week beginning September 21st- Basic Electrical Safety/The Dark Side of Electricity
Week beginning September 28th- OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standards-Why They Affect Everyone & Forms of Hazardous Energy
Week beginning August 3rd- Hurricane/Storm Preparation
Week beginning August 10th- Take Care of Your Feet
Week beginning August 17th- The Right Tool for the Job
Week beginning August 24th- Holes & Openings
Week beginning August 31st- Pre-Task Plan
Week beginning July 6th- Protect Your Eyes
Week beginning July 13th- Good Housekeeping, Remind everyone: Do not forget to sanitize equipment & PPE
Week beginning July 20th- The Fatal Four: Falls, Struck-by-Object, Electrocutions, Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazards
Week beginning July 27th- Fall Protection
Week beginning June 1st- Protect Your Back
Week beginning June 8th- New Workers & Young Workers
Week beginning June 15th- Loads, Wire Rope, Slings
Week beginning June 22nd- Small Machine Safety
Week beginning May 4th- Under the Influence
Week beginning May 11th- Whats in Your First-Aid Kit?
Week beginning May 18th- Chemical labels Pictograms
Week beginning May 25th- Heat Exhaustion
Week beginning April 6th- Violence
Week beginning April 13th- Flammables
Week beginning April 20th- Ladder Safety
Week beginning April 27th- Chemical Burns
Week beginning March 2nd- Sprains & Strains
Week beginning March 9th- Power Tools
Week beginning March 16th- Forklifts
Week beginning March 30- Fire Extinguishers
Week beginning February 3rd- Protect Your Hearing
Week beginning February 10th- Portable Heaters
Week beginning February 17th- Using Safer Chemicals
Week beginning February 24th- The Hierarchy of Controls
Week beginning January 6th- New Year’s Safety Resolutions
Week beginning January 13th- Material Handling
Week beginning January 20th- Cuts, Scrapes, & Puncture Wounds
Week beginning January 27th- Flammables & Combustibles
Foresight is Better –
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving a life, or some pain! – William Blake