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Protect Your EYES!   GPS challenge of the week…Protect your EYES! March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month! Your eyes are very important to you, your family and your livelihood. You should wear only ANSI-approved safety glasses, face shields or goggles to protect your eyes when welding, cutting and for protection from all types of flying… Read more »

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What to do in Severe Weather/Tornado?     GPS challenge of the week…What to do in Severe Weather/Tornado? Do you know the difference between a Severe Weather/Tornado watch and a Severe Weather/Tornado warning? A watch means conditions are favorable but not occurring or imminent versus a warning which means conditions are occurring or are imminent…. Read more »

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March is Ladder Safety Month.     GPS challenge of the week…Ladder Safety! The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March as National Ladder Safety Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and provide resources to decrease the number of ladder-related incidents. You the worker can reduce the chance of falling during a climb by: wearing… Read more »

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Use Proper Lifting Techniques!     GPS challenge of the week…USE PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES! Use team lift or mechanical help when lifting over 50lbs. When lifting, bend at the knees, keep your back straight and keep the item you are lifting close to your body. Never bend at your back to pick up anything. If… Read more »

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Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens!   GPS challenge of the week…Avoid Bloodborne Pathogens! Bloodborne pathogens may be present in human blood and can cause diseases in humans. These pathogens include but are not limited to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. The greatest risk of infection is through needle stick, cuts and puncture contact with infected blood…. Read more »

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GPS Safety Hotline!   GPS wants its associates 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 Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or contact… Read more »

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Look Out For Dangers! GPS challenge of the week… LOOK OUT FOR DANGERS! It is easy to become complacent in familiar surroundings. For that reason, please develop a safe habit of looking for existing or new potential hazards. Check your workstation for exposed electrical cords or other tripping hazards. Shut file cabinet drawers when not… Read more »