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Safety Nugget Week of April 16 - Smoke Alarm - Spring Check

Apr 16, 2018

Test your smoke alarms monthly.

Safety Nugget Week of April 2 - Domestic Violence Safety

Apr 06, 2018

Safety Nugget Week of March 26 - Car Battery Safety

Mar 26, 2018

I recently had to replace a battery in a car. A routine thing and one of the very few mechanical operations I can manage. I have long realized that there is risk in doing this but for the first time I actually did a safety review of the operation and I ran across this snippet on the web:

Safety Nugget Week of March 12 - Line of Fire Incident Prevention

Mar 12, 2018

One of the key elements of behavioral safety is to learn how to identify and avoid line of fire hazards.

Safety Nugget Week of March 5 - Boiler Safety

Mar 05, 2018

For the current MD6/7 test program, additional boiler capacity is needed. That is why we have a retinal boiler on site to provide more steam to the reboilers. The rental boiler will be on site at least for next two month. This safety nugget is trying to remind us the boiler safety.

Safety Nugget Week of February 26 - Total Worker Health

Feb 27, 2018

A Total Worker Health approach prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers. It applies a prevention approach that is consistent with traditional occupational safety and health prevention principles of the Hierarchy of Controls.

Safety Nugget Week of February 23 - Flu Season

Feb 19, 2018

This year's flu gets so intensive that the number of people seeking care at doctors' and emergency rooms is the highest levels reported in the past ten years, especially for young kids and senior people.

Safety Nugget Week of February 12 - Be Smart and Safe during the Oklahoma Burn Ban

Feb 12, 2018

I drive a lot during any week. These past few weeks I have been noticing more and more spots that have been blackened by fire. Oklahoma's burn ban was expanded this week to include 12 more counties than the ban that was issued on January 30.

Safety Nugget Week of February 5 - National Burn Awareness Week

Feb 05, 2018

This week (first full week of February) is National Burn Awareness Week in the United States. Let's look at some quick facts about burn injuries:

Safety Nugget Week of January 22 - Winter Driving Tips

Jan 24, 2018

Last week we had a blast of winter weather. We have two miles of county roads to travel before getting to a major highway. We don't get much traffic on our road so ice can build up pretty quickly. The propane man learned this the hard way. He was stuck in our ditch until a wrecker could come and pull him out.

Safety Nugget Week of January 15 - Total Safety Culture

Jan 18, 2018

Injuries are now the number 3 causes of death in the US. Just a reminder to all of us that a Total Safety Culture is necessary for Safety to take hold in or lives. One cannot be only safe at work or at home. One needs to be always safe. The attached article illustrates this very well

Safety Nugget Week of January 8 - Mental Health Awareness

Jan 08, 2018

Mental health is starting to get more and more focus in the country. Mental health issues can cause daily struggles in a person's personal and professional life. They are a common problem that are frequently misunderstood. Often major improvements can be made after one gets the help he or she needs.

Safety Nugget Week of December 25 - GFCIs keep you safe while doing outdoor chores

Dec 27, 2017

When we have time during the holidays, we usually get those outdoor chores done. Unfortunately, the outdoors can hold many dangers. One of those is mixing damp conditions and electricity. If you plan on using electrical equipment while you work outside, it is important that your equipment is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

Safety Nugget Week of December 18 - Holiday Electric Safety

Dec 18, 2017

The winter holiday season is a festive and eventful time of year that traditionally includes notable increases in lights, colorful decorations, celebrations, family gatherings. Thus, an increase in the usage of electricals and potential safety hazards.

Safety Nugget Week of December 11 - Mindfulness and Safety

Dec 11, 2017

I waited until the coldest weekend to put lights up on our house. As I stood on the ladder, I kept looking at my neighbors' lights on their houses, thinking about my chores list, and attaching light clips to the house. I was definitely distracted. After I dropped my third or fourth clip, I realized that I needed to stop letting my mind wander and focus on the task at hand.