Zane’s Safety Brief Week of 7/5/21

As the summer season rapidly approaches the use of various fans is going to increase. Fans helps move the air around us and help keep us cooler. However, there are some important safety items we need to look at as the summer approaches. Today as you are around your house or work, take a look at each of the fans you have. Is the guard in place? Fans that are less than 7 feet off the ground must have a guard on them to prevent injury. The opening needs to be ½ inch or less. Ensure the guards are in place and secure. Several years ago there was an injury where an employee jumped up to adjust a fan and the guard came loose and they hit the blades. Is the fan clean? Fan blades that are clean and free of dust and dirt build-up actually move more air than a dirty blade and will keep you cooler. Is the plug in good condition? Check the plug and cord and make sure all the electrical prongs are in place and the cord isn’t frayed. Make sure the motor cover is in place securely. Keep Cool, Stay Safe!