News & Views Month: July 2020
Stop COVID in its TRACKS – Back to Basics
What is Coronavirus?COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through droplets made when people carrying the virus cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby or be inhaled into their lungs. It is possible that a person can get the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. To help with understanding more about the virus, remember the acronym TRACKS. Continue Reading →
Resurgence of COVID-19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Continue Reading →
Investigating Near Misses
A near miss is an occurrence where the elements of an accident are present but, due to the timing of events or an indirect interaction of a current safety control measure, no injury or physical loss occurred. Continue Reading →
Avoiding the Line of Fire
The term "line of fire" in safety is very common when talking about the hazards of a work task. Depending on the work being completed, there could be many different lines of fire or there could be very few. It is important to understand what the line of fire is and how to avoid being in it to avoid injuries. What is line of fire? A simple definition is being in harm’s way. Line of fire injuries occur when the path of a moving object, or the release of hazardous energy, intersects with an individual’s body. Continue Reading →
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