Category Archives: Safety

Articles that deal directly with creating a safer environment at your district for your employees and guests alike.

End of an Era for Gridiron?

There have been multiple studies that suggest tackle football for youth may lead to long-term neurological damage and cognitive functions.

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An Ounce of Prevention and a Ton of Snow

Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are some of the most common workplace injuries. The worst of these usually happen right at the onset of winter. This suggests that the majority of us may not be prepared for that first serious snow that sweeps through Colorado.

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Are You Ready?

Predicting hazards and their outcomes is the heart of risk management. But even someone with a very sophisticated risk management plan can find themselves with very little notice to prepare for sudden emergencies such as disasters.

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Responding to a Water Boil Advisory

This spring we will be republishing our Ready for Anything: Emergency and Disaster Response Guide, which will feature all the previous content, such as this piece on responding to a water boil advisory.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Gasoline Spills

The release of any chemical substance is a serious matter, especially for something as corrosive, flammable, and damaging to the environment as gasoline and diesel fuels.

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What’s Lurking in the Swimming Pool?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are renewing their warnings this year about infections of Cryptosporidum in swimming pools. Last year, there were 32 reported outbreaks of Cryptosporidium linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds.

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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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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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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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