Hand Safety Awareness

Hand injuries resulting from cuts and puncture cost the construction industry approximately $382 million each year, second only to back strain and sprain injury. Practicing the same hand safety habits you follow on the job will help keep your hands safe at home. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Road Work-Zone Awareness

The Department of Transportation reminds all drivers to watch out for state, local and private sector employees who work on our roads within inches of passing vehicles. Extra attention and slower speeds while driving through construction zones are required for everyone’s safety. This is especially timely as road reconstruction work has recently begun on South College Avenue in Newark. Please be cautious and expect delays as you negotiate through the city.    

Firework Safety

In 2017, at least eight people died and about 12,900 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade or other illegal fireworks or explosives, thousands were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers.
Please see the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic.