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Safety Focus of Week March 4 - Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors

Mar 04, 2019

This Sunday is the end of Daylight Savings Time. As you spend time changing clocks that can't change themselves, don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Safety Nugget Week of July 2 - 4th of July Celebration Safety

Jul 02, 2018

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.

Safety Nugget Week of February 12 - Be Smart and Safe during the Oklahoma Burn Ban

Feb 12, 2018

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.

Safety Nugget Week of December 11 - Mindfulness and Safety

Dec 11, 2017

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.

Safety Nugget Week of July 3 - Thunderstorms

Jul 05, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of April 24 - Spring Outdoor Hazards

May 01, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of February 13 - It's Still Flu Season

Feb 14, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of December 5 - Winter Weather Driving

Dec 05, 2016

With winter officially beginning in just a few weeks, preparations for winter driving should begin now.

Safety Nugget Week of July 25 - Eye Protection

Jul 31, 2016

For certain jobs, wearing safety glasses or a face shield to protect a person's eyes is a requirement. It is important for individuals to identify tasks outside of the work place that also require eye protection to be used.

Safety Nugget Week of May 16 - Office Safety

May 23, 2016

There are a number of accidents that can occur when working in an office setting: falls, strains and overexertions, striking against objects, and being caught in or between objects. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides some prevention tips for the different accident types listed above.

Safety Nugget Week of March 14 - Motor Vehicle Safety Reminders

Mar 21, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I drove by an awful wreck. I kept an eye on the news that weekend hoping to see a report on the drivers and passengers of both vehicles. When I came across the article, I was glad to see that all involved had survived. There were two issues regarding safety that were mentioned in the article. The safety issues mentioned are popular topics and even have their own safety slogans.

Safety Nugget Week of January 11 - Winter Slips, Trips and Falls

Jan 18, 2016

The weather has been pretty mild this winter. Some days feel as though we should already be transitioning to spring. Looking at the calendar reminds us that winter just started. In anticipation that winter weather is still a possibility, here are some tips from the website Safety Toolbox Topics for walking on snow and ice:

Safety Nugget Week of November 9 - Sleep Insufficiency

Nov 16, 2015

Getting enough sleep can affect many aspects of a person's day. Some of these aspects can be a person's mood and how well a person performs his or her job. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (IS&HN) posted a blog (OSHA has no regulation for sleep deprivation -- but you must know who is fit for duty) regarding the ways that sleep insufficiency can interfere with a person's job performance through impeded judgment, lack of manual dexterity, and lack of alertness. Employees wear PPE and work to have situational awareness on the job, but severe sleep insufficiency could be "as dangerous as alcoholic impairment".

Safety Nugget Week of July 6 - Remember to Stay Hydrated in the Heat

Jul 13, 2015

As we get farther into summer, the temperatures are starting to rise. With the temperatures going up, our mindfulness with staying hydrated should also be going up as we spend time outside. Everyone has heard the rule about drinking 8 cups of water a day; but, how much water should we really be drinking? The generally accepted advice now seems to be for people to listen to their bodies and drink small amounts of water often, before becoming thirsty if possible. The Mayo Clinic released the following article regarding this topic, "Water: How much should you drink every day".

Safety Nugget for Week of May 11 - Outdoor Safety: Ticks

May 20, 2015

As summer approaches, many of us are making plans to spend more time out of doors. While spending time outside, it is important to be mindful of the potential for tick bites.

Safety Nugget for Week of March 16 - Slips, Trips and Falls in the Office

May 12, 2015

A large number of injuries caused by falls occur in offices. Walking becomes second nature, so people don't pay attention when they are walking from one place to another.