Monthly Archives: January 2015

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How cold is too cold?

When the body is unable to warm itself, cold related stress may result. This may include tissue damage and possibly death. Four factors contribute to cold stress: cold air temperatures, high velocity air movement, dampness of the air, and contact with cold water or surfaces. A cold environment forces the body to work harder to [...]

How cold is too cold?2015-05-26T15:08:45+00:00

Silica Exposure

Without proper engineering controls, workers can be exposed to harmful levels of respirable crystalline silica that can cause silicosis, lung cancer, and other lung and kidney diseases. Applying water to a saw blade or drill when cutting materials that contain crystalline silica — such as stone, rock, concrete, brick, and block — substantially reduces the [...]

Silica Exposure2018-05-10T16:15:13+00:00

Working Conditions

Always strive to have proactive construction workers and teams. Make every effort to eliminate unsafe working conditions and decreasing unsafe acts to work toward safer construction site environments for everybody involved.

Working Conditions2015-01-23T20:03:22+00:00

How do I know if it’s too hot?

The temperature rises Humidity increases The sun gets stronger There is no air movement No controls are in place to reduce the impacts of equipment that radiates heat Protective clothing or gear is worn Work is strenuous

How do I know if it’s too hot?2018-05-10T16:15:32+00:00

How can heat-related illness be prevented?

Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Important ways to reduce heat exposure and the risk of heat-related illness include engineering controls, such as air conditioning and ventilation, that make the work environment cooler, and work practices such as work/rest cycles, drinking water often, and providing an opportunity for workers to build up a level of tolerance [...]

How can heat-related illness be prevented?2018-05-10T16:16:23+00:00

SMOHIT E-blast Archives

SMOHIT communicates every week the latest information on environmental, health, and safety. If you have missed past e-blasts, now we are providing access to past information topics.

SMOHIT E-blast Archives2015-01-23T19:54:49+00:00

New HazCom 2012

Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. 1.Labels 2. Safety Data Sheets 3. Information and training

New HazCom 20122015-01-23T19:54:54+00:00