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Safety Nugget Week of June 18 - Teens Health

Jun 18, 2018

Recently my 12-year-old had a bicycle wreck on a gravel road. A few hours and a few stitches later, we thought everything was okay. He was put on an antibiotic for a precaution. The next morning, he was unable to lift his leg off the bed. His knee was hurting terribly. So, the second evening in the ER and a second stronger antibiotic we thought now everything will be okay. Wrong. Two days later we were at a third appointment and he was admitted in the hospital for a couple nights. Everyone should know the signs of infection when to follow up with your doctor.

Safety Nugget Week of June 11 - Combat Computer Vision Syndrome

Jun 11, 2018

Maybe your job requires hours of work at a computer. Maybe you like to spend your free time surfin' the Net. Whatever the reason, your body is feeling the effects of spending too much time logged on-dry eyes, tired eyes, headaches, neck pain, blurred vision. Luckily, help is on the way.

Safety Nugget Week of June 4 - Safety at the Beach

Jun 05, 2018

Many of us will be spending time at the beach this summer. One pf the dangers in the surf is riptides. They are currents that form at the beach and flow away from the beach. They are caused by multiple factors and can appear suddenly.

Safety Nugget - Be Deliberate about Managing the Hazards of Transferring Fuels and Chemicals

May 31, 2018

A news article, below, reminded me of the hazards that occur during transport and transfer of flammable liquids and chemicals. Transferring products is inherently hazardous because of the opportunity for:

Safety Nugget Week of May 28 - Too Much Sun

May 29, 2018

As we enter into in the summer months, it is important to remember to safeguard yourself from the harmful effects of sun exposure. Sun burns are a fast and obvious sign of too much sun. Later in life, skin cancer and cataracts can result. According to the center for disease control, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.

Safety Nugget Week of May 21 - Improve Communications during Work in Confined Spaces

May 21, 2018

FRI recently implemented the use of Bluetooth headsets during revamps. It's not unusual for our installation team to spend several hours at a time in a Column. The headsets were mainly envisioned to improve communications between the installers and Hole Watch attendant. The Hole Watch is responsible for oversight of safety, as well as organizing tools and parts for the installers. The safety and efficiency improvements are obvious after observing their work, with and without headsets.

Safety Nugget Week of May 14 - How to Prevent Car Rollover

May 14, 2018

When I went to the airport this morning, it was raining and still dark. I saw two rollover accidents on I-35, one with a semi-truck, another with a SUV.

Safety Nugget Week of May 7 - Clinicians Prescribing Outdoor Time (Infographic)

May 07, 2018

Safety Nugget Week of May 1 - Tornado and Storm Safety

May 02, 2018

Spring is here, and that means tornado season is a threat for many states. Here are some of the Tornado safety tips that I found maybe helpful to us:

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.