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April 2017

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- April 27, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational heat exposure and prevention is a topic that should be given attention in many industries. Operations …  Read more …

Turn Around & Don’t Drown: Flood Safety Tips

- April 25, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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As winter fades away, temperatures rise, and the sun shines! We can finally stop worrying about driving in snow. However, with the seasonal change comes a new situation to be aware of: flooding. As the weather gets warmer and the …  Read more …

Can you Dig it? Tips for Digging Safely

- April 20, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Do you really know that you are clear below or do you just dig until you “hit” something? According to the Common Ground Alliance, an underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes because someone dug without knowing the …  Read more …

Spring has Sprung: Outdoor Safety Tips

- April 14, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? No, not pilgrims, as the joke goes, but with outdoor work comes exposure to hay fever, pollens, allergies, bees, wasps and other flying, crawling, stinging and biting creatures needed …  Read more …

Safe Driving During Planting Season

- April 10, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you spend any time on secondary highways, small towns or rural roads you may have noticed that it is planting time for farmers and they are a lot more prevalent on the roads and in the fields. Farmers have …  Read more …

An Incentive Program that Works – Safety Slogan Contest

- April 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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The safety slogan incentive program is designed to increase safety awareness by motivating employees to review a weekly safety topic in the form of a catchy slogan. Slogans can be developed internally, but can also be found online. A simple web search …  Read more …