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Safety Daily: Our mission is to promote safety as your first thought every morning. Rise and shine!
Safety Daily by IRWIN Industries. Rise and shine!
Your safety thought for this morning is…
Let’s face it, it’s always easier to do a job with the right tool. Not having or not using the proper tool can cause injury and reduce productivity. Misuse can also be expensive if a tool is damaged or mars the part being worked on. An improper tool is more likely to cause such damage. Why don’t we always remember?

Tools are not indestructible.

A hammer and wrench, or wrench and cheater bar, can’t take the place of an impact gun or a long handled wrench. The use of a cheater bar, or hammering on the wrench, can cause the wrench to break. Also, if you are on the end of the cheater bar, you are likely to be thrown. If a wrench breaks while being struck, it will go flying and the hammer may go unchecked. So keep in mind what, or who, these objects are going to hit, causing injury or damage. If a fastener won’t turn, don’t resort to brute force. Try penetrating oil first. Maybe a little heat will help. If force is needed, use an impact gun or other special tool. And remember too, conventional socket wrenches may break if used on impact tools—use impact sockets instead.

Tools don’t take care of themselves. Keep them sharp and in good repair. Let your tools do the work they were designed to do. Tools are meant to make your job easier. Use the right one and they will! Use your tools like a professional!
IRWIN Four Aces Safety Culture The Ace of the Month for March is…
ACTION
Having a consistent bias for action, applied toward following procedures, assessing and eliminating hazards, and intervening to prevent incidents, is at the core of this Ace.

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About IRWIN Industries
IRWIN Industries, Inc. is a full-service construction, maintenance, outage, turnaround and fabrication company serving America's energy and industrial infrastructure markets since 1922.

We provide a safe, qualified and experienced workforce with a focus on safe operations and customer satisfaction.

Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our customers and provide the highest value by delivering safe, high quality, cost effective, and dependable results.

IRWIN Industries, Inc.
Construction     Maintenance     Fabrication     Turnarounds
Planned Outages     Specialty / Code Welding     Plant Retrofits and Modifications
Electrical & Instrumentation     Control Panel Fabrication

Corporate Office
1580 W. Carson Street, Long Beach, California 90810 | (310) 233-3000

Fabrication Facility
5901 Edison Drive, Oxnard, California 93033 | (805) 874-3050

Power Plant Services
6776 E. 47th Ave. Drive, Denver, Colorado 80216 | (303) 320-3047
210 Cember Way, Suite E, Summerville, South Carolina 29485 | (843) 323-6563

ASME / National Board Code Stamps


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