July is UV Safety Month, so here is an infographic with some sun safety tips!
The hot days of summer are here. Throughout the country, thousands of employees who work outdoors face the potential dangers associated with overexposure to heat. Factors such as working in direct sunlight, high temperature and humidity, physical exertion and lack of sufficient water intake can lead to heat stress.
I hosted a 4th of July gathering a couple years ago that included setting off home fireworks. Being outside city limits, our neighborhood had several houses that were doing the same. We noticed the neighbors a couple houses over setting out their impressive collection of fireworks on a large table. It wasn't long after the fireworks started at the different houses that we heard some yelling and looked over to watch as all of the fireworks that had been stored on their table went off at the same time. Nobody got hurt and that was a good outcome for the dangerous situation.
Working outside during a storm can be dangerous. How well do you know the dangers of lightning? Check your knowledge against these lightning myths courtesy of NOAA
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Test your smoke alarms monthly.