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Tornado/Severe Weather   GPS challenge of the week… TAKE 10 SECONDS to learn 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 vs a warning which means conditions are occurring or are… Read more »

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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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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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Follow Procedures! GPS challenge of the week…Follow Procedures! GPS where Safety is Everybody’s Job…My Job…Your Job! Part of your job as employees is to follow the safety programs that are in place at your workplace and to participate in all safety meetings/trainings. As workers, it is your responsibility to wear all PPE that is provided… Read more »

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No Drugs in the Workplace!   GPS challenge of the week…DRUGS! Nearly 21 million Americans have a substance use disorder! It makes no difference if the abuse is with prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol, these substances can lead to catastrophic accidents with serious if not fatal injuries. These accidents could injure not only the… Read more »