Post date: September 18, 2017
All workplaces have safeguards in place to help protect you from burns. Best Bet? Use them every time you’re in danger of getting burned. Here are a few examples:
Smoke Detectors - Designed to alert you and your co-workers about...
Post date: September 11, 2017
What does Take Safety with You mean? It means driving defensively, using seat belts in our vehicles, using firearms safely when hunting and applying safety practices at home, including wearing safety shoes when mowing the lawn; wearing safety...
Post date: August 18, 2017
The Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Golf Classic was held at the Hartford Golf Club on August 14th. 200 golfers took to the fairways during what has become a favorite event among the Connecticut team members of United Performance...
Post date: August 14, 2017
In true LIVESMART fashion, our Hartford, Connecticut team maintains a seasonal vegetable garden in a plot of land adjacent to the office. During their breaks, staff members tend the garden and enjoy a bit of exercise and fresh air. The...
Post date: August 01, 2017
Have you seen a crucial block lately? We're not talking about football; we're talking about blocking as it relates to safety and your work area; blocking important elements of the workplace from access. One of the most common things seen...
Post date: July 21, 2017
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. During times of intense heat...
Post date: July 13, 2017
From its base in Birmingham, Alabama, O’Neal Industries (ONI) is a household name in the service center industry. It’s gigantic, with tentacles across North America and locations from Singapore to Southampton, but as a...
Post date: July 11, 2017
There will be occasions when colleagues or customers may suffer injuries or be taken ill. When this happens it is important that they receive immediate attention and in serious cases that the emergency services are called promptly. When an...
Post date: July 05, 2017
Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor suggest thousands of employees suffer from eye injuries every year, many resulting from work related injuries incurred when workers used inadequate eye protection. Such injuries may result in...
Post date: June 28, 2017
The Forth of July holiday will be here soon, and one of our traditions inthe United States is to watch fireworks displays or shoot them off ourselves. Fireworks cause an average of almost 18,500 reported fires per year, and sparklers account for...
Post date: June 12, 2017
Our FIRSTCUT+® Processing Services include cut-to-length, slitting, edging, chamgering & facing, shearing, laser cutting, laser gauge measurement, water jet cutting, plasma cutting, sawing, precision cold saw cutting, precision blanks, first...
Post date: June 08, 2017
In summer weather and other hot, humid working conditions, drinking enough water is vital to preventing heat illness. The most serious illness, heat stroke, can be fatal. It occurs when the body’s cooling system fails because of moisture and...
Post date: May 26, 2017
On this special occasion, staff members of United Performance Metals put on a happy face…and a big, red nose.
Red Nose Day began in 1988 as a fundraiser to end child poverty around the world. To date, Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion...
Post date: May 15, 2017
The shelves of drugstores and supermarkets are loaded with a variety of bandages and other first aid items, so it’s surprising how many people still get infections from untreated wounds. Small cuts and abrasions can be the start of something big, so...
Post date: May 12, 2017
Most of you have heard the general rules of safe lifting. Remember to “Get a firm grip on the load, keep it close, bend at the knees, use your legs to lift the load, and keep your spine in the natural position (with an arch in your lower back).”...
Post date: May 12, 2017
As the weather starts to change many homeowners start to think about spring cleaning. Here are some safety tips:
Household and pool chemicals, paints, and poisons should be properly marked and stored under lock and key, away from children’s reach....
Post date: March 03, 2017
On occasion or perhaps even every day, we're called on to push something.
Typically it's safer to push than it is to pull a load; however doing either can be dangerous to your body. Many soft tissue injuries occur because we push or pull unsafely....
Post date: February 14, 2017
It's good you feel confident about your job. You take pride in your ability to do your work quickly and well. However, there is such a thing as overconfidence - when you forget about the hazards and fail to use safe work practices.
Post date: January 19, 2017
Safety Awareness is like almost everything else we do . . . it is learned, not instinctive.
We aren’t born with awareness for safety concerns.
We learn through various means.
Some learn by doing, others by watching and some by reading.
Post date: January 09, 2017
Slips, trips and falls are the number one reason for an industrial injury in the United States. Below are some tips for walking outside when it is cold and snowy or icy:
Plan ahead and give yourself sufficient time.
When walking on steps...
Post date: January 06, 2017
Any program on fire prevention and safety is based on a clear understanding of how materials ignite. In order for a fire to occur, four elements are required; Oxygen, Heat, Fuel and Chain Reaction.
The elements of combustion are very similar to the...
Post date: October 12, 2016
For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children...
Post date: August 29, 2016
Today’s all access, hyper-paced world brings upon us a barrage of work, emails, social obligations and time commitments each and every day. With so much information coming at us, along with personal and family responsibilities, it’s easy to...
Post date: August 01, 2016
We’re pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients: Joseph Bunton, Son of Steve Bunton who holds an operations position for United Performance Metals and Chris Ivers, son of Marjorie Ivers, who holds a sales position for Vulcanium, a...
Post date: June 27, 2016
Here at UPM, we challenge our employees to jump out of their comfort zones, even if that means diving into a big pile of mud! On June 11th 2016, 17 of our UPM employees and 16 families/friends of UPM, making a total of 33 participants (Wow!),...