Safety

Whether answering questions from management, participating in project weekly status meetings, or providing guidance to our task managers, one question that is always asked is, “What kind of safety issues or trends are we seeing on our construction sites?”

Fermilab’s mission requires the use of pressurized systems. These systems vary widely in purpose and design, but they always require the use of a pressure relief device.

We rarely are more vulnerable than when walking in urban areas, crossing busy streets and negotiating traffic. And we all are pedestrians from time to time, so it’s important to pay attention to what is going on around us. Cell phone distracted walking It has become such a big problem in recent years that Injury Facts® 2015, the statistical report on unintentional deaths and injuries published by the National Safety Council, for the first time has included statistics on cell phone distracted walking. According…

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 14 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage happen in parking lots. Below are AAA’s tips for safe parking: Stay alert: Watch for cars cutting across parking lots and speeding through aisles. Take it slow and always use your turn signal. Avoid two-way lanes whenever possible. Mind your manners: Don’t take up two spots by parking over the lines. Protect your car: Parking in congested areas increases the likelihood…

You may have heard recently in the news the Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed mosquitoes have tested positive for the dreaded West Nile virus in northern Illinois. No human cases have been reported yet, and there are steps you can take to avoid being infected.