Safety Messages

This page lists all issued safety messages.

What is a Confined Space?

A confined space does not necessarily mean a small, enclosed space. Although the danger in a confined space is obvious, the type of danger often is not. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Cold Stress

Cold stress or hypothermia can occur any time of the year. Most cases of cold stress develop in air temperatures between 30° and 50° F. Injuries range from frostbite to brain damage and death. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Shift workers have an increased tendency for cognitive impairment. Getting sufficient sleep is the best counteraction. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Reducing Cumulative Trauma Disorders

CTD’s are strains due to long-term repetitive motion or continually working in an awkward position. Strains commonly occur in the wrists, arms, shoulders or back, See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Expired? Smoke Detection

Most of us pay attention to expiration dates on food and medical prescriptions. But, have you ever considered the expiration date of a smoke alarm? Yes, these potentially life-saving devices have lives of their own and expire after about 10 years or 87,000 hours of service. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Daylight Savings Time Safety

On average, there were 3.6 more injuries on the Mondays following the switch to daylight saving time compared to other days. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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The “Dos” of Lifting

Is lifting part of your job routine? If so, then everyday you risk injury from strains, sprains, hernias, cuts, and bruises. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Why Do We Have Safety Meetings?

Unsafe acts account for 90% of accidents. Safety meetings are an opportunity to discuss how to do our jobs safer and better. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Fire Safety

Our number one fire prevention tool is you. We rely on all of you to watch for fire hazards and to report them or eliminate them. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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