We are coming up to the hotter months of the year. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke become more of an issue.
It is time for kids to go back to school so a few thoughts on safety for kids.
Summer is here and for me, and many others, that means some long road trips as part of a vacation, or getting to a family reunion. So it is a good time to review safe driving practice for long trips. Check out the list below and drive safely!
Some of FRI staff wear hard hats every day, others of us wear them less frequently. But pretty much all FRI employees will wear a hard hat sometimes.
Forklifts are extremely useful pieces of equipment and we operate them at the experimental unit. Forklifts, however, have some inherent safety risks. And, according to OSHA, about 100 workers are killed each year as a result of forklift accidents. Of these, 1/4 of these fatalities are caused by overturning. Other common injuries include being struck by a forklift or being struck by materials falling off a forklift.
7 or 8 years ago I was beginning to train to run a marathon. One Sunday late morning (in the summertime in Houston) I ran 5 miles, made it home.......and collapsed due to heat. Luckily my wife is a nurse! A couple of weeks later I was talking to a friend who is a HSE manager for Chevron. He said that I had experienced heat exhaustion, not a heat stroke, because I did not stop sweating when I collapsed.
I think that at one time or another we have all tripped or stumbled while going up or down a set of stairs. It has happened to me and fortunately I was not seriously hurt. But, remember, if any of us fall down the stairs, our 100 to 200+ lbs of weight will fall with us. It would be easy to break an arm or leg, or something even worse.
We all multi-task. It seems to be the way of the 21st century. Following up on Leah's great note last week on distracted driving, I thought it would be worthwhile to examine the assertion that using a hands free phone is a safe way to phone while driving.