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2017 CSD Pool Safety District of the Year

This year, we recognize Clifton Sanitation District for their efforts. They have fostered a safety culture where everyone’s voices are heard, and continue to demonstrate how safety comes first in all aspects of their organization

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Noise: The Insidious Hazard that is Often Missed

Most workplace hazards are obvious. A sharp edge on a tool, a flame from a torch, and an open trench are all recognizable as dangers, and instinct helps us avoid them. But one of the most potentially damaging hazards is one that most workers don’t even notice.

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The Most Important Tool on the Jobsite

Utility workers should be familiar with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(c) and 1926.952, which require a job briefing before work begins. OSHA expects each briefing to include a discussion of hazards, work procedures, any special precautions, controls for energy sources and personal protective equipment needed for safe work.

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Falling Employees = Rising Prices

Reduce Your Workers’ Comp Costs Using Our New Free Guide Each new year brings with it a host of changes and new challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to reflect on ways your district can make improvements. With workers’ compensation costs steadily increasing in recent years, now is the time to explore ways to Read More

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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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Safety Committees: The What and Why

Some companies and managers view safety as a top-down concept. Management sets out the rules, and the workers are expected to follow without question. But without buy-in from the workers, those rules are likely to create dissension and lead to bigger problems – or prove to be inappropriate in real-world situations.

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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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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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January is the EPA’s National Radon Action Month

Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. This odorless, tasteless and invisible gas is produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. The only known effect on human health from exposure to radon in air is lung cancer, and in the United States, exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

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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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