Safety Messages

This page lists all issued safety messages.

Auditing Ourselves

Contrary to an IRS audit which evaluates what we did not record, our job audit should evaluate what we did record. If we take the time to at least mentally think out the steps that we go through to perform a task, we can audit it to ensure we are safe. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Effective Hand Washing

Hand washing is perhaps the most effective preventive measure we all can take to prevent being infected with transmitted diseases. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Fan Safety

Fans helps move the air around us and help keep us cooler. However, there are some important safety items we need to look at as the summer approaches. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Drinkable PPE: Protecting from inside out

Hydration is often a second thought during a rigorous work day, but it should be a primary focus. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Drinkable PPE: Are You Protected Inside and Out?

Appropriate hydration is essential to preventing mental and physical fatigue, which are both leading contributors to workplace accidents. Before employees go on shift, it’s important to make sure they are protected on the inside, too.

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome without warning. Many die from CO poisoning, usually while using gas-powered tools and generators in buildings or spaces without adequate ventilation.

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Traffic Deaths Soared during Pandemic

The National Safety Council reports that 2020 saw the biggest increase in traffic fatalities in 13 years. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Housekeeping for Safety

The orderly arrangement of work areas is vital to the safety of all workers, regardless of whether they are involved with machines and tools or with appliances and furniture. Approx. 6,000 persons are killed on the job annually in the United States, and an estimated 19,500 in home accidents. 17% of the on-the-job deaths are caused by falls. When each of us keeps their own area in order, the whole plant is a safer place to work.

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Right Tool for the Job?

A good tool that is in disrepair is as good as a rock when it comes to safety and going home to your family. Be cognizant of the conditions and choose tools wisely for the uses.

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Managing Fatigue at the Workplace

Sleep loss built up slowly over several nights can be as harmful as sleep loss in one night. Both produce slower reaction times, failure to respond to changes, and the inability to concentrate and make reasonable judgments.

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