ARTICLES ABOUT safety

April 16, 2019

Safety Hero: Chris Carter of Orchard Mesa Irrigation

Chris Carter has made a huge impact on her district and is our next Safety Hero.

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December 28, 2018

Safety Update: Responding to Subsidence

Subsidence can sneak up on you. Be sure you know what to do if you notice cracks in buildings and foundations.

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December 27, 2018

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Risk Management

Here’s a list of things you can do to improve your risk management. The best part? Most of them are free!

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October 19, 2018

Ready for Anything: Responding to Landslides

More advice from our guide on responding to disasters both big and small.

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July 1, 2016

Accident Prevention: What’s it Going to Take?

No one wants to see a coworker become seriously injured. Yet every year, millions of people suffer injuries on the job, ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. We have the choice to be more proactive and safety-minded in the culture of our workplaces.

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January 19, 2016

Nine Elements of a Sound and Successful Project Site Specific Plan

A Project Site Specific Plan (PSSP) is a critical and practical part of ensuring safety on a worksite. An effective plan gives contractors the opportunity to list the hazards their workers will encounter on the site so that they can identify and implement corrective actions before work begins.

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October 7, 2015

District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

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July 14, 2015

Beware Poisonous Snakes When Working Outdoors this Summer

From exposure to extreme temperatures and harmful UV rays, inclement weather, vector-borne diseases, and a whole host of poisonous plants and animals to worry about, it’s important for district employees to know their risks when working outdoors this summer. Perhaps none of these threats send a shiver down the spine quite like the threat of a potentially deadly snake bite.

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June 3, 2015

Don’t Get Burned by Unsafe Grilling This Summer

There’s nothing more synonymous with summertime than backyard barbecues. While you gather with coworkers, friends, and family for outdoor cookouts this year, just remember that outdoor grilling poses some serious risks.

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April 13, 2015

Keeping it Personal: Fire Districts Focus on Employee Wellness to Prevent Injuries

Employers of all types are starting to embrace and integrate comprehensive wellness programs, and for good reason. Wellness programs have been shown to impart many positive results, including decreased absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, and fewer medical claims while simultaneously increasing employee productivity, morale and retention.

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