AZ Heat Awareness Week: Precautions for Summer Heat Exposure

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Summer in Arizona means only one thing — temperatures are on the rise. Working outdoors in the summer heat without proper precautions can be excruciating, and oftentimes, life-threatening. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. Yet, we rely on outdoor workers in the construction, agriculture, transportation and emergency response industries all year long. Continue reading

OSHA Top 10 Violations Serve as Safety Checklist

This is the time of year that lots of lists come out. We saved the following list from September: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual list of top 10 most cited violations for 2017.

Fall protection – training requirements was added to the list, in recognition of the Continue reading

Experts Offer Tips for Coping Emotionally After Traumatic Events

By KIANNA GARDNER
Cronkite News

PHOENIX — Those impacted – directly or indirectly – by traumatic events such as the recent Las Vegas shooting can experience changes in their mental health for days, weeks and even years after the fact.

Everyone experiences tragedy a little differently and will have varying symptoms and coping methods, mental health experts said. Continue reading