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Fire Extinguishers: Use and Evacuation

Fire Extinguishers: Use and Evacuation

In the first few seconds after discovering a fire, you must make a difficult decision: fight or flight. Can you effectively and safely use an extinguisher on the fire? The first step in case of a fire in your work area is to size up the situation, make sure the alarm...
Heat Related Illnesses Prevention: Acclimatization

Heat Related Illnesses Prevention: Acclimatization

According to OSHA, recent studies have shown that almost half of heat-related deaths occur on a worker’s very first day on the job and over 70 percent occur during the worker’s first week. These types of tragedies can be avoided if employers take actions to protect...
Stormwater Pollution: Pollutant Categories

Stormwater Pollution: Pollutant Categories

Sediment and debris carried by stormwater runoff may smother aquatic species, beneficial plants, and their aquatic habitats. Debris can include trash, such as plastic bags, six-pack rings, bottles, and cigarette butts. Very often, erosion of soil and sediment from a...
Driver Safety: Intersections

Driver Safety: Intersections

Intersections are very dangerous places. According to the NHTSA, nearly 40% of crashes occur at intersections, and 96% of these are due to driver error. How should you approach an intersection? First, remember to search the intersection, both on approach and when...
Driver Safety: Proper Positioning

Driver Safety: Proper Positioning

You should also pay attention to proper positioning. Maintain proper lane position and spacing with respect to the other vehicles around you. Keeping your vehicle properly positioned will minimize the risk of a collision by keeping as much space as possible between...
DOT HazMat: Hazard Class and Division

DOT HazMat: Hazard Class and Division

The hazard class is a set of nine number designations that describe the type of hazard associated with a material. You will see this number at the bottom of the label or placard. Class 1 are explosives and are broken down into the following divisions: 1.1 Products...