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December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Another tough year???

With the economy in such turmoil safety managers and directors like myself are getting beat up. Budgets for purchasing equipment, joining or renewing memberships to various safety organizations (NASP, NSC etc.)are non-existant. The implementation of safety plans and the need for safety check-points still exists but the money with which to carry them out does not. Many of us have lost our jobs some of us have taken deep pay cuts a few of us have had to take on added… Continue

Added by Robert A. Renzi on December 28, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

Top Holiday Hazards

It is common knowledge that more accidents occur during the holiday season than any other time of the year. The best way to prevent an injury is to learn what the most common reasons are that bring a person into the ER.



Car Accidents

Car accidents this time of year are extremely dangerous due to weather conditions and a higher-percentage of intoxicated drivers on the road than usual. Avoid driving in hazardous weather conditions when possible and winterize your vehicle before… Continue

Added by SafetySkills on December 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Christmas Safety Poem

This is a safety poem i wrote for our company newsletter. Maybe you can relate it to your employees. I hope you have a very Safe and Merry Christmas.





'Twas weeks before the holidays and time to prepare,

We must be careful and always aware.

All thru the house there’s so much to do -

Cooking, shopping and decorating too.



Accountants and Service Reps lined up with care,

In hopes of a springtime soon would be there.

While Operators put every last… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on December 16, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

What is high performance concrete?

In recent years, the terminology "High-Performance Concrete" has been introduced into the construction industry. This edition of Technical Talk explains high-performance concrete and how it differs from conventional concrete.



The British Concrete Institute (BCI) defines high-performance concrete as concrete meeting special combinations of performance and uniformity requirements that cannot always be achieved routinely when using conventional constituents and normal mixing, placing… Continue

Added by Peter West on December 11, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Staying safe in Cold Weather

Jack Frost has begun to nip at your nose. Temperatures are letting us know it is mid-December and winter time is here. Before you, your workers or your children step out into cold air, remember the advice that follows with the simple acronym COLD — Cover, Overexertion, Layers, Dry: Cover. Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves. Mittens are more effective than gloves are… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on December 10, 2009 at 5:24pm — No Comments

25 Holiday Health Tips in 25 days

Start the countdown to Christmas by taking your wellness into consideration and have a happy

healthy holiday season.



Many of us have great expectations for the holidays. In our picture-perfect fantasies, we'll catch up with old friends and happily entertain a host of family members in our inviting homes. Of course, the reality is often less magical. We may be battling the flu or nursing a sore ankle - sprained while hanging lights on the front porch during a snowstorm -- all the… Continue

Added by Ken Oswald on December 1, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

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