Compressed Air Injury

General

A machine operator in a woodworking plant covered with sawdust decided to clean himself off with compressed air. He held the nozzle 12” from the palm of his left hand. When he opened the nozzle the air, under 80 pounds of pressure, struck and entered his hand. Before he realized what had happened, his arm had blown up as big as a grapefruit and was shooting pain – from fingertips to... Read More...

Food Safety Month - Cook

Disease Prevention

September has been designated as Food Safety Education Month so this week we’ll look at food safety. The four easy lessons of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill can protect you and your family. Today we’ll look at cook –

Use a food thermometer – you can’t tell food is cooked safely by how it looks. Stir, rotate the dish, and cover food when microwaving to prevent cold spots where... Read More...

It Got Away

Videos

Video of a cable reel that got away.

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Got Water?

General

In summer weather and other hot, humid working conditions, drinking enough water is vital to preventing heat illness. The most serious illness, heat stroke, can be fatal. It occurs when the body’s cooling system fails because of moisture and minerals lost to sweating. To prevent heat illness under hot work conditions

Wear clothing that allows air circulation If possible, try to stay out... Read More...

Election Day Safety

Seasonal

Is Voting for President Bad For You? (National Safety Commission)

Today is Election Day. We get to exercise our civic duty and vote for candidates for various national, state and local offices as well as other issues. However, please be extra cautious going to and from your polling place.

A new study of Election Day traffic deaths dating back to Jimmy Carter's 1976... Read More...

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