Workplace safety is essential and can’t be overlooked.
GEARING UP FOR SAFETY
Torcan is offering Zoom Boom Training and Safety Programs which has several paybacks & can increase your work productivity.
Necessary Things on Job Site
HARD HATS ARE ESSENTIAL
Hard hats are an essential piece of personal protective equipment in a construction zone. When worn properly, they can protect against bumps to the head from fixed or falling objects and can protect your head from making accidental contact with electrical hazards.
INSPECT HARD HATS REGULARLY
Hard hats should be routinely inspected for dents, cracks or other signs of deterioration. Always replace hard hats after sustaining a heavy blow or electrical shock.
What are the right gloves for the job?
ALWAYS WEAR THE RIGHT GLOVE FOR THE JOB
Wear the proper gloves for the work you’re doing. For example, heavy-duty rubber gloves are best for concrete work. Choose welding gloves to protect yourself from heat and sparks. Insulated gloves with sleeves are the best choice when exposed to electrical hazards.
Always wear gloves snugly to ensure maximum protection.
When should you wear eye or face protection?
EYE AND FACE PROTECTION IS WORK-SPECIFIC GEAR
Eye and face protection should be selected based on the anticipated hazards in your work. For example, safety glasses or face shields are a good choice for work operations in which foreign objects can get into the eye (e.g, welding, cutting, grinding, etc.).
They’re also a good choice for work involving harmful chemicals or airborne particles.
Another important piece of personal protective gear are earplugs/earmuffs. This gear is helpful for those working in high noise work areas where heavy equipment or chainsaws are used.
It’s a good idea to regularly clean and inspect your ear protection to ensure it’s free from cracks or damage that may affect its performance.
Steel toed or slip resistant? Which boots should you wear?
FOOT PROTECTION IS MORE THAN JUST COMFORT
Construction workers should always wear work shoes or boots with slip-resistant and puncture resistant soles. If you work in an environment with heavy equipment or if you’re at risk for being hit by a falling object, it’s also a good idea to wear safety-toed (e.g. steel tipped) booths to prevent crushed toes.
If you’re working in an environment with chemical odors or small airborne particles, it may be a good idea to wear a respirator. A respirator is a type of face mask that’s positioned over the mouth and fastens tightly around the back of the head or over the ears. It protects the mouth, nose, and lungs from harmful chemicals and airborne particles.
And though the number of annual injuries has fallen from 5% of all workers in Canada to approximately 1.5% over the last 30 years, thousands of people are still missing work due to preventable on-the-job injuries.
Safety begins with quality training.
Our Training Programs
Torcan Lift Equipment offers a wide range of safety-related training programs to meet your professional needs as well as the regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Boom Lift Training
Scissor Lift Training
Man Lift Training
Fall Arrest Training
Propane Exchange Training
In the event that you have any query or thoughts regarding industrial training programs, please don’t hesitate to mail us your thoughts on (email@example.com) or Call us at: 416-743-2500