Briggs Equipment: National Safety Month


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Briggs Equipment: National Safety Month

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  2. 2. June: National Safety Month<br />2<br />Unintentional Deaths in 2009 reach the highest on record - 47% greater than 1992 - the lowest annual total since 1924. This costs employers over $693 billion nationally, or $5,900 per household.<br />Overexertion injuries are the third leading cause of unintentional injuries treated in emergency rooms in the United States. <br />Falls to a lower level is the second cause of workplace fatalities and is one the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. <br />
  3. 3. Preventing Overexertion<br />Stretch before heavy lifting.<br />Know your limits. <br />Lighten your load with a friend.<br />Lift with your legs bent and objects close to your body.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls<br />In 2003: 696 employees died from falling in the workplace.<br />The number of fall deaths among those 65 or older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Teen Driving Safety<br />For 16- to 20-year-olds, nearly one in every three deaths is caused by a vehicle accident. In fact, collisions are the number one cause of teen death. Letting teens know of the special risks they face as new drivers can help them stay safe behind the wheel.<br />Each day, there are more than 15 crashes involving drivers between the ages of 15 to 20. Two out of three people killed in crashes involving teen drivers are people other than the teen driver - passengers, occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Preventing Teen Accidents<br />Zero tolerance policy for alcohol & drug use<br />Ban calling and texting<br />Set a curfew<br />Give your teen experience behind the wheel<br />Make driver education a law in your home<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Cell Phone Use While Driving<br />Crashes from cell phone use are on the rise. Both hand-held and hands-free devices increase driver reaction time and are equally as dangerous. Eight states have implemented handheld cell phone bans and 33 have text messaging bans for all drivers.<br />Cell phone usage while driving causes an estimated 28% of all traffic crashes or 1.6 million each year. An estimated 11% of drivers are talking on cell phones at any point of the day. <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Cell Phone & Driving Safety <br />Silence your phone<br />Stop texting while driving<br />Pull over and park if a call is absolutely necessary<br />Set up a voice mail message that explains you’re on the road<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Motorcycle Safety <br />The mileage death rate for motorcyclists was 37 times greater than for passenger car occupants in 2007. <br />Motorcycles have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance travelled when compared with automobiles.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Motorcycle Safety Cont.<br />Don’t just glance, look for all types of vehicles<br />Wear bright colors and helmets<br />Be extra cautious in intersections<br />Understand the vulnerability of a motorcyclist<br />10<br />
  11. 11. What does BE-Safe mean?<br />Safety<br />Always<br />From<br />Everyone<br />11<br />
  12. 12. BE-Safe… Briggs Equipment Safe<br />BE-Safe prevents the most frequent incidents for our company and our industry:<br />Strain injuries to the back from lifting, twisting, pulling and pushing<br />Auto incidents from rear-end collisions, following too closely, speeding, failing to stop at intersections, weather conditions, driving distractions such as texting or talking on a cell phone, vehicles not maintained properly and DOT citations <br />Falls off of equipment from mounting and dismounting improperly, not using a 3-point stance, and not wearing personal fall protection equipment<br />Energy type incidents from not properly securing and/or locking and tagging out equipment to prevent any unexpected movement from electrical, gravity, hydraulic or pneumatic energy sources <br />12<br />
  13. 13. How can you use BE-Safe everyday?<br />Slow down when you are driving your vehicle and during every task <br />Anticipateevery hazard which may occur during any task, such as someone pulling out in front of you while driving or a sudden stop in traffic, a workload falling or slipping, or flying particles or metal chips while grinding or hammering <br />Focuson your job or task at hand, before, during and after completion <br />Eliminatethe hazard from the beginning, such as using proper housekeeping, securing equipment by locking it out and/or tagging it out, lifting properly, or ensuring that you have the proper training, tools and PPE <br />13<br />