How much electric current is considered to be fatal?

Answer:  70 to 100 milliamps Although fatalities have occurred at lesser amperages. Most circular saws draw between 12 to 15 amps, which equates to 12,000 to 15,000 milliamps . . . more than 100 times the current that can instantly kill. Most drills draw between 5 and...

Identifying and Controlling Hazards Is a Continuous Process

  When hazards are identified, the MUST be promptly and correctly eliminated. Frequent and regular inspections are required by OSHA and hazards must be corrected.  Effective safety performance requires a shared responsibility at all levels of an...

The Right Attitude

Workers with the right attitude toward safety are very valuable!! Such employees: Are alert to their surroundings Able to identify hazards and how to prevent them Remain focused on their task at hand Pay attention and participate during training Follow the safety...

Meeting the Challenges and Dangers

Working in the construction industry brings with it many challenges and dangers.  Employers must ensure their employees make it home safe and sound at the end of their work day.  Whether a painter, carpenter, electrician, plumber or roofer, health and safety must be...

Safety & Health Programs

The purpose of a safety and health program is to guide and direct employees on how to work safely and prevent injury or illness to themselves and others. A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers, but is good for business!! Premier Safety Solutions can...

Elements of a Safety Culture

Having a “Safety Culture” is more than just procedures.  It is the attitudes, beliefs, and values that an entire organization shares in relation to safety. There are core elements of an effective safety culture: Leadership:  Supervisors and managers need to set the...