Driver fatigue is a factor in many motor vehicle accidents. A study of more than 200 accidents by the Federal Highway Administration’s Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety concluded that as driving time increases, driver performance deteriorates, driver alertness decreases and accident probability increases.
Beryllium is a lightweight metal that is used in aerospace, electronics, energy, telecommunications, medical, and defense industries.
Although recent government data indicates that restaurants and commercial kitchens are generally safer than many other workplaces, safety risks are still present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that work-related burns are disproportionately high among restaurant workers. The food service industry experiences the highest number of burns of any employment sector.
All volunteers must complete the required Volunteer Safety Certification prior to any project. Do not begin work until a job specific safety meeting has taken place. At a minimum, this meeting should discuss the type of work to be performed and any safety measures needed to perform the work in a safe manner.
OSHA strongly encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt (i.e., accidents), as well as “near misses,” in which a worker might have been hurt if the circumstances had been slightly different. Investigating a workplace incident provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety programs.
When stripping and waxing floors, the risk of injuries can be greatly reduced or eliminated by taking appropriate safety precautions. It can be achieved by becoming familiar with the potential hazards, taking steps to prevent injuries, and using proper personal protective equipment.