Test your smoke alarms monthly.
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:
One of the key elements of behavioral safety is to learn how to identify and avoid line of fire hazards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.