HEAT SAFETY

The hot temperatures are coming! As we all know, working in the heat puts an extra strain on your body. With some understanding of how the body reacts to heat, we can prevent heat-related disorders. Heat-related illness occurs when the body is unable to shed heat through sweating or circulatory changes.

Some symptoms of heat illness and heat stroke may include: Continue reading

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Who is Holding Your Hand?

Safety and hazard assessments go hand in hand.  If we do not understand what a hazard is, how can we apply measures to protect ourselves?  The ability to identify hazards comes from a variety of sources:  our experiences, others’ experiences, formal and informal training. No one gets out of bed in the morning and plans to get hurt.  Continue reading