Safety Articles

January 2, 2018

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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January 2, 2018

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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January 2, 2018

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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October 16, 2017

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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October 16, 2017

The Foundations of Ergonomics

Do you ever get a sore neck just sitting at your desk during the work day? Does your wrist ever become sore while typing? If this is you, there is a lot you can do to address the causes of some of your pain with the help of ergonomics.

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July 21, 2017

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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July 17, 2017

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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July 17, 2017

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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July 17, 2017

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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July 17, 2017

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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