808, 2015

Heat Exhaustion/Sun Stroke

Your body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating just isn't enough. Your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels and you can develop a heat illness. Most heat illnesses occur from staying out in the heat too long. Exercising too much for your [...]

308, 2015

Back to School Safety Tips

Sharing the road safely with school buses School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer [...]

2607, 2015

Backing up Equipment

Backing up equipment and vehicles is a challenging and dangerous task that can cause serious injury or even death to workers. Employers and supervisors should provide workers with: Information to recognize hazards Vehicles and equipment that operate properly (horns, four-way flashers, backup alarms, mirrors, sensors and cameras) Training to operate equipment safely Training to inspect [...]

1907, 2015

Safe Driving Practices

You are your employer’s most valuable asset! The way that you drive says everything about you and your company. Make a positive statement by following these work-related safe driving practices. Stay Safe Use a seat belt at all times – driver and passenger(s). Be well-rested before driving. Avoid taking medications [...]

1207, 2015

Heat Stress

Protecting Workers from Heat Stress Heat Illness Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions your employer should take any time temperatures are [...]

507, 2015

Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. As of June 1, 2015, the HCS will require new SDSs to be in a uniform [...]

3006, 2015

Protect Yourself

Construction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Eye and Face Protection Safety glasses or face shields are worn any time work operations can cause foreign objects to get in the eye. For example, during welding, cutting, grinding, nailing (or when working with concrete and/or harmful chemi- cals or when exposed to flying [...]