There is an old saying that there are only two seasons: winter and construction. In most of the country a limited amount of road construction can be done in the winter months so as soon as the temperatures are moderate the cones, barrels, barriers and workers come out.
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Gallagher Public Sector (GPS) has just released a new white paper "An Introduction to FEMA for Government Entities" and Eligible Nonprofits that explains the “ins and outs” of working with FEMA. It is specifically written to address the needs of governmental entities and eligible nonprofits.
Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.
An electrical injury is damage to the skin or internal organs when a person comes into direct contact with an electrical current. The human body conducts electricity very well. That means electricity passes very easily throughout the body. Direct contact with electrical current can be deadly. While some electrical burns look minor, there still may be serious internal damage, especially to the heart, muscles, or brain.
Situational awareness is being aware of what is happening around you in terms of here you are, where you are supposed to be, and whether anyone or anything around you is threat to your health and safety.
Although estimates vary, driver fatigue may contribute to more than 100,000 crashes a year. Conservative estimates peg drowsy driving as a contributing factor in about 1,000 fatalities a year, while a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that more than 6,000 drowsy driving crashes a year result in at least one fatality.
Although there is no consensus on the age at which workers are considered “older workers,” the aging workforce phenomenon is real. These demographic shifts have made the issue of healthier workers, especially those of advanced age, much more pressing.
Have you ever spent time with someone who was so absentminded or distracted that you wondered how they got through life every day? On the other hand, have you ever known someone who was so observant and attentive that they made you feel a little self-conscious? We all have been on both sides of this equation.
Lyme disease affects everyone differently. Some people get sick in about a week. The first sign may be a rash near the tick bite. Other people may not seem sick until months or years after a tick bite.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, there were 263 fatalities from being struck by a falling object or equipment in the U.S., which accounted for 6 percent of all workplace fatalities. Dropped objects are a serious concern that can put a workforce at risk and result in lost productivity.