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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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Hand Safety   GPS challenge of the week…Hand Safety!  Keep your fingers and hands safe!  Three types of hazards can cause hand injuries: Mechanical Hazards – these are situations where hands and fingers can get caught, pinched, crushed or severed in chains, rollers, gears, or other moving parts. Objects could fall on your hands. Or, your… Read more »

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Respirator Fit!   GPS challenge of the week…Respirator Fit!  OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard requires fit testing every year and when an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious change in body weight. With “Movember” just a little over a month away, check out this article to see what type of facial hair… Read more »

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Active Shooter Safety!   GPS challenge of the week…Active Shooter!   What to do in an “Active Shooter” situation…. “Run/Hide/Fight” Please click the link: https://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0. This link takes you to a You Tube video which explains what to do. Run away when you can!  Hide if needed!  Fight if you must! If you experience or see… Read more »

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Machine Guard Safety!   GPS challenge of the week…DO NOT REMOVE MACHINE GUARDS!  Machine guards are the first line of defense against injuries caused by the moving parts of the machine.  Machine guards can protect you from amputations, fractures, lacerations, bruises, abrasions, sprains, strains, burns, cuts or crushing injuries. If you experience or see a… 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.  Please 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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Footwear Safety GPS challenge of the week…Footwear!   There are two major categories of work-related foot injuries. The first category includes punctures, crushing, sprains, and lacerations. The second group of injuries includes those resulting from slips, trips and falls. There is no workplace where a worker is immune to foot injury, but you the worker wearing… Read more »