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Don't Dismiss Safety

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Some of the most dangerous situations arise out of common mistakes that can be easily avoided. Today we will focus on some of the more common (and commonly overlooked) safety issues that should be prevented to help improve safety performance.

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Plan and Prepare for Disasters

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Preparedness is defined by DHS/FEMA as "a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response." This cycle is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other disasters. Planning makes it possible to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis.

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Workplace Violence

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"13 dead in D.C. shooting", "Mass Murder Stuns Friends of Victims", "Gunman Kills 5 Co-Workers and himself", these types of headlines are getting to be the norm in our society these days. The question for workers and employers is how do we identify these potential perpetrators through behaviors, and how do we deal with issues before they escalate.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

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Not everyone knows what Bloodborne Pathogens are, or that they can change our lives tremendously if we don't take the preventative measures to protect ourselves from them. So what exactly are Bloodborne Pathogens? BBPs are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Some examples of some BBPs are HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Ebola.

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Frostbite and Hypothermia

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Even though it's only temporary for most of us, there are several hazards associated with winter weather. Spend too much time outdoors in frigid temperatures, and you might find yourself falling victim to the silent threats of hypothermia or frostbite.

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