Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Access CentralNDT October 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses!   Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, highly poisonous, odorless, tasteless, flammable gas that is slightly less dense than air. Carbon monoxide consists of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom connected by a triple bond. It is the simplest molecule of the oxocarbon family.    Formula: CO    IUPAC ID: Carbon monoxide    Molar mass: 28.01 g/mol    Density: 1.14 kg/m³    Boiling point: -312.7°F (-191.5°C)    Melting point:...

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811 - Call Before You Dig

Access CentralNDT August 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! WHAT IS 811?August 11th is 811 National Awareness Day 811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state 811 center’s website a few business days before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line.811 protects you and your community! Hitting...

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JSA Planning with a Purpose

Access CentralNDT July 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! Battling complacency is an everyday challenge for safe work behavior. Today, we will talk about pre-task planning with a purpose.Lazily filling out a JSA is a wasted opportunity to establish what work is to be done and how it should look. Instead of just chatting about the work to be done and maybe discussing some hazards to look out for and certain tools or PPE to use, the job brief can be transformed into a proactive “stop work.”...

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Stretching and Staying in Shape in 2022

Access CentralNDT March 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! We work in a physically challenging industry, it’s not enough to just build muscle you need to achieve an overall fitness and in doing that you need to think about flexibility, too. Stretching is one way that can help.You may think of stretching as something performed only by athletes like runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and independence. A lot of people don't understand that...

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JSA-JHA - Importance of Performing Daily

Access CentralNDT LMS February 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is the breaking down of a job into its component steps and then evaluating each step, looking for hazards. Each hazard is then corrected or a method of worker protection (safe practice or PPE) is identified. Additional requirements for worker training, certification, authorization, etc., may also be identified for the process or job. The final product is a written document….a standard of safe...

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Slips, Trips, Falls

Access CentralNDT LMS January 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! Make Fall Safety a Top PriorityIt may come as a surprise that the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death is falls. In 2019, 39,443 people died in falls at home and at work, according to Injury Facts®. For working adults, depending on the industry, falls can be the leading cause of death.Within our own organization, Slip, Trip, and Fall injuries are the #1 injury type and constitute 50% of all injuries...

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Distracted Driving and 360 Walkaround

Several years ago, I heard a story of a man who was watching his young son riding his bike up and down the street as he sat on the front porch. In what should have been an uneventful moment, his son’s shoe came untied and he jumped off his bike to retie it. In a matter of seconds, the neighbor’s car began to back out of their driveway, unaware that his son was directly behind them! He was powerless to intervene. Thankfully, his son was only shaken, this became a pivotal moment in their lives. {youtube}E9omugS32WQ{/youtube}From...

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Spotters: A Critical Element of Site Safety

Many OSHA regulations call for someone on the job site to make sure that people, equipment and the site don’t come together in the wrong way. Generally known as a “spotter,” this person provides guidance so people don’t get hurt and things don’t get damaged.However, the role rarely gets the respect or attention it deserves. Most people think that being a spotter is an easy job that doesn’t require a lot of brainpower, so the task is often handed to the “low man” on the site, or assigned to someone who’s not particularly...

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