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  • Working Safely in Cold Weather: Dealing With Cold Stress, Snow and Ice

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like it isn't going to get warm anytime soon? Some news outlets are reporting the cold will be with us for at least another week. For those who have to work in this weather, extra safety precautions should be taken. Generally speaking, workers working outside, in this freezing cold, are Read More

  • June is National Safety Month

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    It’s June 1st, Memorial Day has passed, and to many the start of summer has officially begun, but did you know it is also the start of National Safety Month? That’s right, it is an annual observance run by the The National Safety Council. June is a month dedicated to increasing education about the top causes of preventable injuries and deaths and to encourage safe behaviors at work, Read More

  • Stay Out of the ER During Memorial Day Weekend

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    Fun in the sun, by the pool, on a boat or at a barbeque can quickly send you to the emergency department on Memorial Day if you don't plan ahead, the nation's emergency physicians warns. "We want people to have fun on Memorial Day weekend, which officially kicks off summer," said Dr. Angela Gardner, ACEP. "But having fun also means staying safe, using good judgment and taking simple Read More

  • Safe Driving Tips for Teens and Parents

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    Spring and summer are the driving seasons for teens. With proms, graduations and vacation outings teens are on the road more than any other time of the year.  National Youth Traffic Safety Month is observed each May in an effort to educate, engage and empower teens and their parents to practice safe driving and to encourage their friends to do the same. Safe Driving Tips for Teens Limit passengers: Read More

  • It’s National Public Works Week

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    Have you thanked your favorite city sanitation worker lately? Here’s your chance. This week is National Public Works Week - a time to recognize the tens of thousands of people that you take for granted everyday. The ones who build and maintain our infrastructure known as public works. Started in 1960 by the APWA (American Public Works Association), National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of Read More

  • The National Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 24th

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    According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA),  "Click It or Ticket (CIOT) is the most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create the highest national seat belt usage rate of 83 percent. Coast to coast, day or night, the message is simple - Click It or Ticket.” NHTSA states, “the cornerstone of NHTSA's seat belt communications program is the national Click It or Ticket May Read More

  • Top Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  The summer riding season is here and it’s time to remind car and truck drivers they’re sharing the road with motorcycles.  According to NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration), 5,290 motorcyclists were killed and 96,000 more were injured in 2008.  Drivers -  be on the lookout for motorcycles and take care when driving near them. But Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is more Read More

  • It's North American Occupational Safety & Health Week - Stay Well, Keep Safe

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    According to NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety & Health) organizers, the goal of NAOSH week is to “focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.” Observed throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico, NAOSH week is the perfect time to: Create a positive attitude toward safety in Read More

  • Reserved Parking Signs Make Teachers Feel Special Everyday

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    Today is Teacher’s Day - a day to honor your teachers and thank them for the contributions they’ve made to your lives. Traditionally students, school boards and school administrators often show appreciation to their teachers with token gifts. But why limit teacher appreciation to just one day – or even a week? And why not give something more practical and longer-lasting than the standard shiny red apple? In Read More

  • Old Traffic Signs Get A New Life

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    Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day was celebrated 40 years ago on April 22, 1970.  It was founded as a way to encourage people to value our natural resources and to keep our planet clean and healthy. Besides Halloween and Christmas, Earth Day is the third most celebrated holiday, with 175 countries participating in observances around the world. To celebrate Earth Day this year, remember to reduce, reuse Read More

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