Take 5 For Safety – Food Safety and Lunch Time

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Food Safety and Lunch Time

What did you bring for lunch today? And where have you stored your lunch until it’s time to eat it?

If it’s a salmon sandwich with a creamy homemade dressing, let’s hope it’s freshly made and kept cold. If it’s a container of leftover meat, it had better not be sitting in your warm truck cab until your lunch break.

To prevent food-related illnesses, you have to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. This advice is even more important in warm summer weather, when foods at room temperature can spoil even more rapidly.

Cleanliness is also vital to food safety. Washing your hands and cleaning food preparation surfaces, containers and utensils can also stop the spread of foodborne diseases. There are a number of good reasons for following food safety guidelines. They are as follows:
* discomfort
* pain
* nausea
* vomiting
* diarrhea
* cramps
* dehydration
* weight loss
* fever
* and death.

Temperature determines how quickly foodborne pathogens will grow. The danger zone is between 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) and 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius). In this temperature range, bacteria grow rapidly. Do not eat food that has been left at room temperature for more than two hours. With warmer summer temperatures, the limit is one hour.

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Take 5 For Safety – Fatal Laceration?

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Fatal Laceration?

When we think of fatal injuries we typically think of crushing events, falls, electrocutions and the like. How about a laceration? Yes those can be fatal also:

Atlanta Journal Constitution – February 24, 2012
A federal agency is investigating the death of a worker at a Savannah recycling plant, who died after a chain of events that begin with a cut to his hand.

Authorities say the worker died Tuesday after a Sunday accident at Southern Metals Recycling’s plant on Tremont Road.

Michael Day, owner of the temporary staffing firm StaffCo, tells The Savannah Morning News that 26-year-old Fernando Aburto cut his hand while stripping insulation from wire at the plant.

Day said the worker then fainted at the sight of the blood, hit his head on concrete and was taken to a hospital.

Day said StaffCo provides workers for Southern Metals Recycling. The recycling company referred questions about the matter to StaffCo

Although not an everyday occurance, we must understand that these types of escalations are a real possibility. Even the slightest injury can escalate. Things like infection are perhaps the biggest potential complication that can occur from a cut. Although typically not fatal, failure to clean and dress eve the most minor lacerations can lead to infections that may indeed become life threatening.

The key to this topic is to treat each and every injury as one that could escalate beyond the first look. If you are a first responder take all the precautions necessary to ensure that the injury isn’t escalated.

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Take 5 For Safety – Falls From Any Height

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Falls From Any Height

Who needs fall protection equipment? If you said workers building bridges or cleaning office tower windows you would be right. But what about all the workers who work at lesser heights, just a few feet off the ground? They should also be protected from falls – which can be every bit as fatal.

Consider your work area. Are there locations from which someone could fall? What sort of protection is in place to prevent a fall? And is there equipment to stop a fall?

The situations to be considered are both:
* Permanent – such as a fixed ladder on a process tank or mezzanine floor where materials are stored.
* Temporary – such as a scaffold or the top of a loaded truck.

Fall protection equipment is broadly divided into two categories:
* One is fall prevention equipment. Guardrails and coverings at floor openings and safety-interlock gates on elevated platforms are designed to prevent falls. A body harness worn by the worker can also be used to tether him to an area away from the fall hazard.
* Fall arrest equipment is designed to save the worker if he falls. He may wear Personal Protective Equipment consisting of a body harness and lanyard attached to a lifeline or an anchor point. Or a net slung below the work area may protect him.

The law in many areas says a worker must be protected if he is exposed to a fall hazard of 10 feet or three meters. But a study has indicated 10 per cent of fatal falls occur at heights lower than that. Imagine someone falling four feet from a loading dock and striking his head on the pavement. Such an incident could very well be fatal.

Check these areas:
* Do employees ever have to climb on top of vehicles, to unload tankers, remove load strapping, paint or do other maintenance?
* Does anyone ever go to the roof? Do maintenance workers service the air conditioner up there? What is the potential for falls?
* Do you ever do painting of the facility during slow work periods? Are scaffolds built safely according to regulations?
* Floor openings created by construction work must always be properly barricaded and securely covered.
* Catwalks over machinery and process equipment must be regularly inspected and maintained.

Safety laws are in place to prevent falls from heights. Be sure to follow these rules to the letter. And look beyond the law. You know a fall hazard when you see one, so report it to ensure it gets fixed.

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Take 5 For Safety – Dangers of Rings

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Dangers of Rings

Croatian handball player Ivan Cupic has been forced out of the Olympics after losing a finger in a freak accident involving his wedding ring.

Cupic, 22, was at a training camp in the coastal town of Rijeka when he tripped and caught a wire fence with his wedding ring which sheared off his finger as he fell.

“We took him to the hospital in Rijeka, where unfortunately I had to amputate two-thirds of the finger,” said the squad doctor and surgeon Mladen Miskulin.

“Of course he cannot play with such an injury.”

Defending champions Croatia are amongst the gold medal favorites in Beijing.

This news article highlights the dangers of wearing jewelry while at work and around moving equipment. Although the Croatian handball player was not around machinery at the time, each year there are similar industrial injuries throughout the country that aren’t as well publicized. The only reason we heard about this one is because of his rating as one of the top Olympic athletes at Beijing.

Such an injury and the amputation of two-thirds of a finger is tragic, even more so for an Olympic Handball athlete.

How about you?

Today before you go out to work, ensure you have all your jewelry removed.

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Take 5 For Safety – Downed Power Lines

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Downed Power Lines

Power lines may come down as a result of windstorms, ice buildup, and motor vehicle accidents. You cannot tell if a downed power line is energized just by looking at it. There are no sparks or movement. Even if the line is not live one moment, automatic switching equipment may restore power to the line without warning. The protective covering on a power line is not insulation; it only protects the line from the weather. It won’t protect you from electrical contact.

The electricity in a power line always seeks a path to the ground. This path might include a tree, a vehicle, or a fence. These objects then become energized. If you touch the energized line or object, the electricity can flow through your body. Keep away from any object that is in contact with a power line.

Once electricity reaches the ground, the ground itself becomes energized. This can happen if a broken power line falls to the ground or onto a vehicle or tree. The electricity then flows through the ground over a wide area, spreading out like ripples in a pool of water. The voltage in the ground is very high at the point of electrical contact. Farther away, the voltage drops off. With power lines of up to 60 kilovolts, the voltage drops to zero at about 33 feet. However, if the ground is wet, it will be more than that.

1. Treat downed power lines and anything in contact with them as energized. Stay far away from any downed line.

2. Call the power company immediately. A crew with proper training and equipment will arrive as soon as possible.

3. Wait for the power company representative to confirm that it is safe to approach the scene. Only the power company can confirm that the system has been de-energized and that power will not automatically be restored.

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Take 5 For Safety – Driving Under the Influence – Of Allergy Medicine

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Driving Under the Influence – Of Allergy Medicine

Spring has arrived in the U.S., bringing along a slew of seasonal allergies. Experts suggest that the 2015 allergy season could be more severe in comparison to previous years.

With allergy season officially starting, you should be aware that some over-the-counter allergy drugs can seriously impair your ability to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV).

University of Iowa researchers who tested allergy sufferers in a driving stimulator found that the antihistamine diphenhydramine (found in many allergy and cold medications) significantly impaired a driver’s ability to follow, steer, and maintain the correct lane. The study showed that diphenhydramine has more significant impact on driving performance that alcohol does.

Researchers said that of the 39 million Americans who suffer from hay fever and allergies only 4.8 million take prescription medications. The remainder go without treatment or take over-the-counter medications. These medications may be effective, but they often come with warnings stating drowsiness may occur and to use caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

Researchers say even if you don’t feel drowsy on allergy medications, you can still be impaired.

When drivers take over the counter medications they often forget that the medication has effects on their cognitive and motor abilities. It doesn’t usually cross their minds that they are taking a drug and will be impaired. Even if they read the warning, it’s common to assume that it only applies a few certain people and that “do not operate heavy machinery” means farm equipment or tractors, forgetting that CMV’s should be included as well. Also, many drugs carry warnings about drowsiness or dizziness that people ignore. However, this is a serious problem that leads to thousands of vehicle crashes each year.
The danger of getting behind the wheel of a CMV when a driver is too tired to drive can be fatal.

Drugs impair our bodies in a variety of ways. They may blur our vision; make us tired or too excited; alter depth perception; make us see or hear things that may not be there; raise or lower blood pressure; react too quickly, too slowly, or not at all. They cause problems with concentrating on the task at hand. These problems can result from taking any type of drug: illegal, prescription or over-the-counter. When our brain function is altered, our muscle and nerve function changes.

Antihistamines – which block allergic reactions – slow down reaction time and impair coordination.

Over-the-counter decongestants can cause drowsiness, anxiety, and dizziness. Drowsy driving is responsible for an estimated 100,000 traffic crashes and about 1,500 deaths every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Common prescription drugs (including medications to treat allergies, pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, ulcers, depression, anxiety disorders, and insomnia) can cause drowsiness, affect vision and other skills that can be serious hazards on the road.

Tranquilizers, sedatives, and sleeping pills slow down the central nervous system causing drowsiness and diminished reaction time, and impairing the ability to concentrate.
Over-the-counter drugs such as cold and cough medicines, antihistamines, drugs to prevent nausea or motion sickness, pain relievers, decongestants, and diuretics can cause drowsiness or dizziness that can impair a driver’s skills and reflexes.

Some drugs may make you feel alert and confident in your driving. In reality of the situation may be quite different. Drugs can fool you into believing you are in control of your driving when you are, in fact, impaired.

Here is a partial list of legal drugs that can – in the right amount – impair your ability to drive.

* Anti-anxiety medication
* Amphetamines
* Barbiturates
* Stimulants
* Narcotic pain medications
* Allergy medicines
* Blood sugar medicines
* Antidepressants
* Tranquilizers
* Blood pressure medicines
* Motion sickness medication
* Ulcer medication
* Antibiotics
* Anti-seizure medicines
* Paregoric
* Anti-nausea medicine
* Sedatives
* Cough syrups
* Alcohol-containing medicines
* Caffeine-containing medicines
* Decongestants

To avoid harming yourself or others, partner with your physician and pharmacist to learn information regarding your medication’s side effects, and what drugs are usually safe to combine-especially behind the wheel. Never take more than the prescribed dose, or take anyone else’s medicine. Ask for non-sedating forms of your prescriptions if you are a professional driver. Allow your body time to adjust to new medications before you drive. Most importantly, each of us is responsible for knowing the signs and symptoms of being drug impaired before we get behind the wheel of any vehicle.

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Take 5 For Safety – You’re Responsible

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You’re Responsible

Every person is the architect of their own fortune, good or bad, depends on the individuals acceptance of personal responsibility.

At a young age, we are taught to assume responsibilities. (“Look before you cross the street . . . playing with matches is dangerous . . . be home before dark . . .”) Even today, as adults, we still learn and decide whether to accept certain obligations. Young or old, we make individual choices.

When responsibilities are shunned or rejected, someone must cope with the results. Police officers, judges, juvenile officers, and social workers respond to most of these rejections in our society. In safety, doctors, nurses, and funeral directors deal with the consequences of rejected responsibilities.

By accepting and practicing safety responsibility, you insure your future both at home and on-the-job. You do the same for your fellow worker as well, because socially and morally you are responsible for preventing accidents to others as well.

* If you see an unsafe act, do something about it—point it out so others are aware and can avoid future mistakes.
* Point out to other employees when safety isn’t being practiced. (IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE SOMEDAY!) After all, it’s their responsibility to prevent an accident to you as well.
* Be willing to serve on a safety committee. Be more than just a member, be active and creative.
* Use good work habits—don’t be impulsive, and remember that hurry up can hurt!
* Develop the attitude that “If I do something wrong, I’m going to get hurt!” Then do the job the right way.
* If you are a supervisor—help new employees learn that safety is the rule, not the exception. Teach them proper safety responsibility before you turn them loose.
* Practice leaving personal problems and emotional stress away from the job.
* Remember that accidents don’t happen—they are caused.
* Correct little mistakes before they grow into permanent bad habits.
* While attempts may be made to cloud or reject the responsibility for safety, when all is said and done, safety responsibility is up to you. You are the architects of your own fortune.

“Practice safety—don’t learn it through Accidental Experience.”

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Take 5 For Safety – Fighting Fatigue

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Fighting Fatigue

Fatigue is the condition of being physically or mentally tired or exhausted. Extreme fatigue can lead to uncontrolled and involuntary shutdown of the brain.
Fortunately, there are ways to fight fatigue:

* Get eight hours of sleep before starting work.
* Sleep at the same time each day. If they rotate shifts, establish clockwise rotations (from day to evening to night). Clockwise rotating makes it easier to go to sleep when a worker goes to bed.
* Take all scheduled work breaks. A snack or exercise during the break will refresh them.
* When trying to sleep during the daytime, find a cool, dark, quiet location. Use earplugs, soft music, or a fan to block out noise.
* See their doctor about sleep disorders, medications for illness, and using bright light on the job or during waking hours.
* Eat a well-balanced diet beginning the “day” with high protein foods and ending with carbohydrates. Do not eat great quantities before bedtime; they may cause trouble sleeping.
* Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes. These substances cause sleep disturbances.
* Walking, stretching, and aerobics can help a person stay awake. Exercise will give you stamina and help you to fall asleep later.
* Work carefully and very methodically, always following proper procedures.
When you’re fatigued you will make errors in judgment. Your mind or eyes can be off task and you can make a critical error.

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Take 5 For Safety – Driving In the Rain

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Driving In the Rain

Losing control of your car on wet pavement is a frightening experience. Unfortunately, it can happen unless you take preventive measures.

You can prevent skids by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves. Steer and brake with a light touch. When you need to stop or slow, do not brake hard or lock the wheels and risk a skid. Maintain mild pressure on the brake pedal.

If you do find yourself in a skid, remain calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go. For cars without anti-lock brakes, avoid using your brakes. This procedure, known as “steering into the skid,” will bring the back end of your car in line with the front. If your car has ABS, brake firmly as you “steer into the skid.”

While skids on wet pavement may be frightening, hydroplaning is completely nerve-wracking. Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of your tires builds up faster than your car’s weight can push it out of the way.

The water pressure causes your car to rise up and slide on a thin layer of water between your tires and the road. At this point, your car can be completely out of contact with the road, and you are in danger of skidding or drifting out of your lane, or even off the road.

To avoid hydroplaning, keep your tires properly inflated, maintain good tread on your tires and replace them when necessary, slow down when roads are wet, and stay away from puddles. Try to drive in the tire tracks left by the cars in front of you.

If you find yourself hydroplaning, do not brake or turn suddenly. This could throw your car into a skid. Ease your foot off the gas until the car slows and you can feel the road again. If you need to brake, do it gently with light pumping actions. If your car has anti-lock brakes, then brake normally; the car’s computer will mimic a pumping action, when necessary.

A defensive driver adjusts his or her speed to the wet road conditions in time to avoid having to use any of these measures!

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Take 5 For Safety – Driving In the Rain

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Driving In the Rain

Losing control of your car on wet pavement is a frightening experience. Unfortunately, it can happen unless you take preventive measures.

You can prevent skids by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves. Steer and brake with a light touch. When you need to stop or slow, do not brake hard or lock the wheels and risk a skid. Maintain mild pressure on the brake pedal.

If you do find yourself in a skid, remain calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction you want the front of the car to go. For cars without anti-lock brakes, avoid using your brakes. This procedure, known as “steering into the skid,” will bring the back end of your car in line with the front. If your car has ABS, brake firmly as you “steer into the skid.”

While skids on wet pavement may be frightening, hydroplaning is completely nerve-wracking. Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of your tires builds up faster than your car’s weight can push it out of the way.

The water pressure causes your car to rise up and slide on a thin layer of water between your tires and the road. At this point, your car can be completely out of contact with the road, and you are in danger of skidding or drifting out of your lane, or even off the road.

To avoid hydroplaning, keep your tires properly inflated, maintain good tread on your tires and replace them when necessary, slow down when roads are wet, and stay away from puddles. Try to drive in the tire tracks left by the cars in front of you.

If you find yourself hydroplaning, do not brake or turn suddenly. This could throw your car into a skid. Ease your foot off the gas until the car slows and you can feel the road again. If you need to brake, do it gently with light pumping actions. If your car has anti-lock brakes, then brake normally; the car’s computer will mimic a pumping action, when necessary.

A defensive driver adjusts his or her speed to the wet road conditions in time to avoid having to use any of these measures!

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