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Understanding the direction a safety program is headed — or why it’s moving that direction — requires knowledge of how the program evolved over the years. Successes and failures; mission and manpower changes; and, of course, regulatory changes are all contributing factors instrumental to moving forward.

Outlining Workplace Safety Responsibilities

Recently, it has come to the attention of the Sierra Army Depot safety office that there are still many misconceptions when it comes to health and safety responsibilities in the work center.

  • 16 April 2023
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Sticking to Safety

Needlestick accidents are dangerous and should be treated as medical emergencies, especially if skin is broken and fluids are exchanged.

  • 19 February 2023
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Plan, Equip and Train

Employers should provide engineering controls, which can be effective in reducing the risk of cold stress. For example, radiant heaters may be used to warm workplaces like outdoor security stations.

  • 22 January 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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The Crush Zone

I was sitting in my office, reviewing risk assessments for an upcoming training exercise, when my phone rang. I don’t get a lot of calls, but when I do, it’s usually a safety-related question or bad news. Unfortunately, this was the latter.

  • 19 June 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Fighting Workplace Falls

Falls are some of the most common and easily avoidable causes of injury in the workplace. So why do they continue to happen? The safety community is constantly trying to answer that question.

  • 1 June 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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