Safety Messages

This page lists all issued safety messages.

Blocking

Have you seen a crucial block lately? We’re not talking about football; we’re talking about blocking important elements of the workplace from access. Regulatory agencies have rules on blocking such items. They are important and access to these things can be critical in a time of emergency. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Tunnel Vision

We always talk about Take Two before you start a task. We are to look around before we start for any hazards that may cause us, or someone else, injury. Please keep a look out of others when you are working. It may save someone a lot of pain. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Elements of Combustion

In order for a fire to occur, three elements are required: Oxygen, Heat, and Fuel. These are known as the “fire triangle.” All sides must come together before a fire can occur. Therefore, the goal of fire safety is to keep these elements apart. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Tunnel Vision

We always talk about Take Two before you start a task. We are to look around before we start for any hazards that may cause injury. Please keep a look out for others when you are working. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Safety Awareness

Safety Awareness is like almost everything else we do. It is learned, not instinctive. We aren’t born with awareness for safety concerns. Monitor yourself today and see if you’ve got good safety awareness. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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All in Fun

There’s nothing wrong with a little fun at work but it’s important to know the difference between having fun and at-risk behavior to place yourself or a coworker in harm’s way. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Back Injury Prevention Techniques

Your back is in motion all day, every day, even when you sleep. An injured back can be uncomfortable or it can be disabling. By learning a few back injury prevention techniques, you may be able make your work day safer. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform jobs. A confined space also has limited means for egress and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Refer to the UD EHS website for the latest campus confined space policy. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Mold

Mold can be found indoors and outdoors all year round. Exposure symptoms include nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, or wheezing. OSHA has materials that can help you identify and prevent hazards, and comply with OSHA requirements. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Eye Injuries – Part 1

Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. Fortunately, we can protect against these hazards by using the appropriate protective eyewear for our jobs. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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