Safety On The Job

SMOHIT is concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of workers in the Sheet Metal Industry. Our goal is to conduct research and develop safety and health programs to foster a safe and healthy work environment. SMOHIT also wants to protect families, employers, communities, and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment as well as reduce medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs. Health & Safety may involve interactions among many subject areas, including occupational medicine, occupational (or industrial) hygiene, public health, safety engineering / industrial engineering, chemistry, health physics, and ergonomics.

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Construction workplace injury, illness and fatality data

Tool & Equipment Safety

Preventing construction trade accidents and injuries is of vital importance to the sheet metal industry. Operators of tools and equipment must recognize and understand the hazards related to the use of each tool or piece of equipment. Understanding how a tool or piece of equipment can cause an injury is just as important as understanding how it operates. Training is one of the best preventative measures when it comes to this subject.

This program reviews tools commonly used in sheet metal fabrication shops, the purpose and hazards of these tools, and easy-to-understand “how to” videos demonstrating the correct use of each tool. It also features a module on general safety that includes topics such as keeping the work area clean, staying alert and paying attention, using the right tool for the right job, and wearing appropriate PPE.

For more information, please contact your SMOHIT representative.

PPE, Tools, and Equipment Manufacturers

Women in Construction

Women may face health and safety risks because personal protective equipment and clothing are often designed for average-sized men.
Link to websites for more information

CDC Women’s safety and health issues at work

Women in the Construction Workplace: Providing Equitable Safety and Health Protection

Womens Health.gov

OSHA Women in Construction

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