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Safety Nugget Week of July 8 - Working in Summer Heat

Jul 13, 2018

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.

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 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 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 October 16 - How to Make Your Furniture Safe for Kids

Oct 17, 2017

I just heard this heartbreaking news yesterday "Jozef Dudek had just been put down for a nap at home in Buena Park, Calif., when his father went to check on him - and made a horrifying discovery: The 2-year-old was crushed under an Ikea dresser and could not be revived." Many of us have lovely kids or grandkids at home, and no one wants them to be in such danger. I find the following tips that may be helpful:

Safety Nugget Week of August 7 - Work Zone Safety for Drivers

Aug 09, 2017

While driving in Stillwater during summer time, I've seen all kinds of roadworks: the work on 6th street and Perkins Rd, Western and McElroy, in front of Sprouts, etc. In fact, during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured. Rear-end crashes (running into the rear of a slowing or stopping vehicle) are the most common type of work zone crash. Fatal work zone crashes occur most often in summer and fall. I feel it may be helpful to bring up this safety nugget for us at this time and the upcoming season when the town will be filled up with students.

Safety Nugget Week of May 26 - Summer Time Yard Work Safety

May 27, 2017

It's almost summer now in Stillwater! I guess it's about time for most of us to start getting yard and outdoor spaces in tip-top shape. So, I share top 10-yard work safety tips that can help us - and our family - avoid a trip to the emergency room.

Safety Nugget Week of March 27 - How to Avoid Getting Sick When the Weather Changes

Mar 20, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of January 9 - Safety on Phishing Emails, Phone Calls, Pop-Up Messages

Jan 12, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of October 24 - Holiday Season Safety

Oct 26, 2016

The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Celebrations, family gatherings and visits from houseguests traditionally increase in number during the season. However, the hectic pace of the holidays can also present increased risks, such as overcrowded stores and greater opportunities for thieves to target your valuables and personal information. Here are five simple tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season:

Safety Nugget Week of July 11 - Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Jul 15, 2016

Summer is here, which means lots of fun in the sun. Nevertheless, the weather can get extremely hot and quickly go from fun to dangerous, especially for people working outside.

Safety Nugget Week of May 2 - Tornado Safety

May 02, 2016

The first tornado watch of the day was issued last week, as an outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, baseball size hail and high winds was predicted to erupt in North Texas and Central Oklahoma. Tornadoes are one of natures most powerful and destructive forces. Here's some advice to prepare for a tornado and what to do if you're caught in a twister's path.

Safety Nugget Week of February 29 - With Spring Comes Allergies

Mar 08, 2016

Safety Nugget Week of December 28 - Safe Winter Driving

Dec 28, 2015

Real winter came right after Christmas. As severe weather persists in the southeastern U.S. Monday, snow and sleet will slick the Upper Midwest. Oklahoma had heavy rain causing flooding on Saturday and snow on Monday. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews urge drivers to check weather conditions before travelling.

Safety Nugget Week of October 26 - Driving Safely, Avoid Drunk Driving

Oct 26, 2015

Drive safely, never ever drunk driving.

Safety Nugget Week of August 24 - Watch Out For Thunderstorms!

Aug 25, 2015

A thunderstorm complex capable of producing quarter-sized hail and 50 to 60 mph winds was moving through Oklahoma last Friday night and Saturday morning. These storms could produce some locally damaging winds, heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning, according to National Weather Service forecasts.