Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out at your project site or company, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke is detected. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.  Have an escape plan, and know where your designated muster…

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Did you know? In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home…

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Operating a chain saw can be hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures. Before Starting a Chain Saw • Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles to ensure that they are functioning properly and that they are adjusted according to the manufacturer’s instructions. •…

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NHTSA has published a list of the top ten driving distractions.They are: 1. Excess drowsiness or falling asleep 2. Operating a cell phone or other hand-held device 3. Talking on a cell phone or to another passenger 4. Reading or looking at a map 5. Eating or drinking 6. Applying cosmetics 7. Reaching for a…

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Did you know that half of your plate each meal should be fruitsand vegetables? Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and other substances that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are…

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But I only closed my eyes for a second!’ At 60mph, a singlesecond translates to speeding along for 88 feet—that’s the length of two school buses. According to the NHTSA, drowsy driving causes approximately 80,000+ crashes a year. These accidents result in an estimated 35,000 injuries and 1,000 deaths. Those who sleep less than six…

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From summer to fall or winter to spring, changing seasons willrequire being prepared to handle different weather and road conditions. One precautionary step includes ensuring you have supplies to handle winter weather. Check the condition of snow removal tools and equipment, stores of salt, windshield washer fluid and appropriate bad weather gear (including warm clothing,…

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If you strike a vehicle from the rear, you may be partially (if notsolely) responsible, especially when visibility, weather conditions and vehicle controls are degraded.

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A driver cited for not wearing a seat belt during a roadsideinspection may receive the maximum number of points allowed, and both the driver and the motor carrier may be charged. Every year during holidays, law enforcement agencies join forces day and night, from coast-to-coast, for an enforcement blitz that delivers on the message Click…

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The top critical health risks to commercial vehicle drivers caninclude • Smoking and tobacco use • Obesity (being overweight) • Hypertension (high blood pressure); • Poor eating habits, diet and nutrition • Using alcohol, drugs and other chemical substances • Lack of physical activity/physical fitness • Psychological stress and mental fitness.

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