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  • Prepare your emergency action plan

    Do you have an emergency plan? What will you, your coworkers or family do in case of an emergency fire, tornado, active shooter or other emergency scenario? Planning will help you each to know how to be prepared, stay safe and contact each other in case of an emergency.While at WorkIn case of fire –

  • AEDC Safety offers tips to avoid heat illness

    Here comes summer!Outside activities and obligations increase, and temperatures, humidity and the chance for heat illness increase right along with them. What is heat illness? It is when the body is not able to get rid of excess heat and properly cool itself.Learn the signs and symptoms of

  • National Safety Council designates May as National Electric Safety Month

    The National Safety Council partners with the Electric Safety Foundation, or ESFI, each May to present electric hazard awareness topics.The ESFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace. Their goal is to reduce the number of electric-related

  • Ladder Safety Month: Slips, Trips and Falls

    I had started gathering information for this article, it is Ladder Safety Month after all, when I was interrupted by a call from a buddy of mine telling me that his wife had slipped in the mud, fell to her knees, and broken her femur.She was not jumping or falling from a height or doing something

  • AEDC Safety advises caution when it comes to earthquakes in Tennessee

    Growing up in California, we experienced earthquakes from time to time and learned what to do when one hit.The last one I experienced before moving to Tennessee was a 6.0 earthquake that shook things up and caused some damage. Moving to the south, I worried about tornados but thought earthquakes

  • Arnold AFB Safety provides tips in avoiding cold weather hazards

    With the extreme cold we have already experienced this season, and winter in full swing, I was reminded how unprepared for cold weather many of us are and how quickly you can get into trouble in cold weather. It only takes a few minutes for hypothermia or frostbite to cause serious injury.What is

  • Arnold AFB Safety provides tips in avoiding holiday hazards

    The holidays are upon us. Fall and Thanksgiving decorations are quickly transitioning to winter and Christmas along with the holiday festivities and traditions we love. From gathering with family and friends to attending religious services, concerts and holiday programs, each of these festive

  • AEDC Safety shares tips for a safe Halloween

    What is Halloween anyway?I know what we do on Halloween, but where did all these traditions come from?The History Channel tells us Halloween has roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory

  • Once again, back to school

    One morning soon you will head to work and notice there is more traffic on the roads. Some vehicles will have excited children, some will have young new drivers, and some will be big yellow school buses.Yes, it is back to school time.  School starts the first couple of weeks of August for more than

  • June is National Safety Month: Stay safe at home as well as at work

    June is National Safety Month, and we need to get serious about safety in the home, workplace and community. The observance was created by the National Safety Council in 1996 to raise awareness about the importance of safety. This year's theme is "Safety at Home."Preventable injuries, commonly known

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