The snow is finally melting and paving season is right around the corner, so it’s time for our annual MSHA refresher training before work kicks off! We held our 2019 MSHA Training on February 27, 2019 and the day was full of great tips, tricks and knowledge that can be brought back to the job and implemented.
We broke out to training rooms to get some detailed safety tips. Eric our Mining Engineer gave us a run down on proper Mounting & Dismounting technique from trucks and equipment, and Kendra and Kaleigh from our Safety Department recapped our Hazardous Material containment policies. Our electricians Mike and Kevin walked us through electric safety and the invisible dangers of electricity, Liberty Mutual Certified Industrial Hygienist Vic informed us about the hazards silt and silica play in our health and lung safety, and we took a quick stretch break to stay limber with our Fit For Work partners Ken and Kyra.
We solemnly recapped the 2019 industry fatalities, Peter our Field Safety Lead brushed us up on confined spaces precautions, Michael our Cranston Site Manager gave us some great Hot Work tips, Cody our Lunenburg Site Manager drove home the importance of good housekeeping for safety and we were joined by Pat O’Neil from Impact Fire to give us a refresher on Fire Extinguisher usage.
We ended the day by reviewing the upcoming site changes to all our Plants and what safety issues and hazards they may pose.