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Travel Driving Safety   GPS challenge of the week…Traveling for Turkey Day?  Grandma is waiting!  According to Injury Facts 2017, 386 people died on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. Alcohol-impaired fatalities represented about 1/3 of these accidents. Use a designated driver. Make sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up. Put the cell phone away. If you… Read more »

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Think Before You Act   GPS challenge of the week…Think before you act! STOP, THINK, ACT! Before starting any task, be sure that you know the correct procedure to complete the job, have the correct PPE and understand the hazards associated with the job. STOP, THINK, ACT! If you experience or see a safety concern… Read more »

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GPS Safety Hotline   GPS wants its employees to go home to their loved ones in the same condition they came to work. Examine the situation, consider all the outcomes, then proceed with your task. If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or… Read more »

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Safe + Sound Week   Safe + Sound Week is August 12-18 and is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces,” according to OSHA.  GPS is committed to partnering… Read more »

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June is National Safety Month! GPS is celebrating National Safety Month by encouraging everyone to participate in safety meetings and going to the National Safety Council’s website www.nsc.org for additional safety tips. “According to Injury Facts®, preventable workplace deaths totaled 4,414 in 2017, the fourth year in a row this number has increased. And, for… Read more »

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Let’s Stretch!   GPS challenge of the week…Let’s Stretch! Just as you would stretch before you exercise you need to stretch before you start your work day and take a few minutes throughout your workday to stretch. No matter how well your work area is designed, it is recommended that everyone vary their work activities… Read more »

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Electrical Safety Month   May is Mental Health Month, Motorcycle Safety Month and Electrical Safety Month. Therefore, the GPS challenge of the week is Electrical Safety! Electricity is everywhere. Some of the warning signs of a problem with electrical systems are: Dimming or flickering lights Sizzling or buzzing sounds Overheated plastic odors Flashes or sparks… Read more »