Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seasonal

Outdoor Safety

Whether you're performing activities such as mowing, weed-eating, and trimming, or performing research, monitoring, and testing activities, you may find yourself face-to-face with poisonous plants, insects, spiders, and snakes. Contact, bites, or stings may send you to the doctor's office or emergency room for a remedy, but remember, an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

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Flu Season

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each fall, but since that isn't an option this year for the majority of us due to vaccine shortages, we may have to find other ways of staying healthy.

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Winter Lifting Hazards

Cold weather brings a variety of unique challenges to the construction site. Being exposed to the elements can create slippery conditions, the need for restrictive cold weather apparel, and dangerous driving hazards. In addition, lower temperatures make for cold muscles, which results in sprain and strain injuries.

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