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Stay Cool by Avoiding Heat-Related Illness

We have compiled a list of guidelines for those who work outdoors on how to identify and respond to different heat-related illnesses. These guidelines are based on OSHA safety recommendations, and more detailed information can be found on their website.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Explosions

Advice on how to handle explosions at your district regardless of their cause. For more details on this and other crisis procedures, visit our publications page on the CSD Pool website for a free Emergency Response Procedures guide book.

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District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

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Don’t Get Burned by Unsafe Grilling This Summer

There’s nothing more synonymous with summertime than backyard barbecues. While you gather with coworkers, friends, and family for outdoor cookouts this year, just remember that outdoor grilling poses some serious risks.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Natural Gas Leaks

Natural gas is a relatively inexpensive and clean way of providing hot water and heat. If it leaks, however, it can present a tremendous danger to anyone in your facility and surrounding areas. A natural gas explosion can level a building, severely damage or spread fire to surrounding structures, and cause serious injuries and deaths.

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Seven Steps for Better Communication Among Safety Professionals

On a jobsite, it’s pretty easy to tell where one craft begins and another ends. Each craft’s job has its boundaries, and one craftsperson isn’t likely to venture into another’s area of expertise. But what happens when the safety manager for the mechanical contractor notices that an electrician isn’t grounding a circuit correctly?

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What Will Your Safety Committee Buy?

We have already made deposits to the accounts of all districts that are eligible to receive grant funds through our Safety and Loss Prevention Grant Program, and checks are in the mail. While they’re not real checks, they’re just as good as real money. This is one of the CSD Pool’s most popular programs, but the uninitiated should continue reading to learn how to take advantage of available funding.

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One Year After Legal Pot, Employment Law Remains Hazy

Recreational marijuana has now been legal in Colorado for over a year. While many of the questions regarding the implementation of legal pot have been answered by now, the topic of marijuana use and employment law still remains a complicated subject without definitive answers.

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Safety Update: Time To Go Hands-On

Last year, the CSD Pool suffered its first on-the-job fatality in years. It was followed by two more workplace deaths by the year’s end. Any death is tragic, and the fact that these were potentially preventable presses the point that safety is of critical importance because of the human and financial costs if proper safeguards aren’t taken.

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Drafting a Successful Safety Program

By helping you ensure that you have the right systems in place, a successful safety program can prevent employees from getting injured on the job. That’s important to the well-being of your business. Your employees are your company’s greatest asset and are critical to meeting the needs of your customers, so keeping employees safe and healthy also keeps your business safe and healthy.

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