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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2012

Next week, April 16-20 is Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Minnesota, the National Weather Service and many local governments, have activities planned all week, including weather drills scheduled for Thursday, April 19. Assuming no real severe weather, most Minnesota counties are … Continue reading

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Plan For Emergencies

We hope they never happen, but if they do, you want to be ready for an emergency.  Pre-planning reduces response time and helps people understand their role and responsibilities. Emergencies may include medical, fire, severe weather, hazardous material spill, odors, … Continue reading

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Emergency Evacuation Planning

Whether it is at home or at work, special planning may be required to evacuate people with disabilities.  As our workforce ages and as people live longer, the likelihood of your emergency plan needing to deal with evacuating someone with … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Home and Work

NFPA has easy to read handouts on home safety, with tips that apply to the workplace as well.  These handouts come in different languages, and include mostly graphics, so they are easy for anyone to follow.  These easy to read … Continue reading

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First Aid Kits

Every business is required to have a first aid kit available to employees.  They must be checked on a regular basis to make sure they are stocked and no products are out of date. There are requirements for minimum supplies … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Eyewashes

If you, or your employees, use corrosives, you need to have an eyewash nearby.  Common corrosives we see are graffiti remover, floor cleaner, and wheel brightener. Eyewashes must be accessible, clean, in working order and never blocked.  Keep in mind … Continue reading

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Tornado Drill Day: April 14

Today, Thursday April 14 is Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Severe Weather Awareness website  has information on thunderstorms, hails, and straight line winds and lightning; severe weather warnings; floods, and flash floods; tornado drill … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Fire Drills at Work and at Home

Have you had a fire drill?  It isn’t just for schools.  If you had to evacuate in an emergency, how would you account for all of your employees (or family members)?  Do you have a designated meeting place that everyone … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Emergency Exits: Can you get out?

We never expect an emergency to occur, but they do. You need to get out of your facility (or home) in an emergency–are the exit ways clear and lead to a safe place away from the building? Make sure no … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Keep exits and aisles clear

To protect employees and co-workers safe from falls, make sure exits and aisles are kept clear.  If fans are used in front of doorways, there must be another path to get out in an emergency. For assistance and other ideas … Continue reading

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