Category Archives: Risk Management

An Open Letter to District Supervisors and Managers

As a supervisor in your district, you are looked upon as a leader and as such, you have a responsibility to guide your team, adapt to changes that come up, and plan for success. But part of that mission means ensuring that your district is both a safe workplace and a safe place for guests and visitors.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Our eyes are important parts of our lives. People rely heavily on visual information to complete even the most mundane tasks like making breakfast or navigating your way to work. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported that there are roughly 2,000 eye injuries every day in the United States.

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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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A Dangerous Game of Hide and Seek

The Pool covers thousands of acres of parks across many special districts. These parks can become hot beds for liability and worker’s compensation claims if districts do not maintain adequate levels of safety.

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Nine Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Breakdowns

Appropriate maintenance at the beginning of the cooling season is one of the best ways to prevent an air conditioning breakdown. Prevention is the key to avoiding an air conditioning emergency in the height of summer.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Hazardous Materials Spills

The dangers of flammable and corrosive materials are obvious, but there are many other ways in which substances can be hazardous to human health. Many people are familiar with “HAZMAT” suits and what seeing them means.

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Spring Thaw

Every year, the spring is a welcome change from the usual winter trappings of snow, icy roads, and freezing rain. However, before we start dusting off our camping gear and hiking boots, you should remember to prepare for the spring thaw.

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Your Brains, Mechanical Brawn

For the past several years, numerous companies have been developing and manufacturing exoskeletons, which are wearable robotics designed to enhance human strength and endurance with hydraulics or motors.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Chemical Spill

So what do you do if your district has a chemical spill? Well, before you worry about filing a claim or any kind of paperwork, the first order of business is to stop the spill from spreading and causing more damage.

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Start Your Engines

Self-driving cars have had a storied history in film and television, stretching as far back as the early 1980s. From Knight Rider and Timecop to Minority Report and I, Robot, the autonomous vehicle has long established itself as a common trope in the science fiction genre, and continues to capture our imagination today. However, in the past decade, this particular fantasy is rapidly becoming a tangible reality.

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