Do these three hand and wrist stretches each day to help prevent repetitive stress injuries. These safety share exercises are courtesy of Argonne Physical Therapist JoAnn “Joni” Garcia (HEW). Please print and share this information with your colleagues and/or staff.
Your hands perform a variety of tasks throughout the day, from gripping objects and typing on the keyboard to navigating the screen on your electronic devices. The best way to prevent hand pain is by keeping your hands in “neutral position,” meaning that your wrists are straight and not kinked at the wrist.
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Illinois law requires drivers to turn on headlights when operating windshield wipers, even when it’s daylight. So, if there’s rain or snow, make sure you turn your headlights are on. This makes your vehicle more visible to other drivers, reducing the chance of accidents.
When you’re driving in rain, keep these precautions from the Read More »
Snow shoveling and snow blowing are responsible for thousands of injuries each year and as many as 100 deaths.
How to avoid shoveling injuries: Keep your back straight. Lift with your legs. Don’t turn or twist your body. 6 smart shoveling tips: Don’t shovel after eating or while smoking. Take it slow and stretch out … Read More »
Drones and model airplanes make great holiday gifts. Here’s some info to help you get ready to fly.
Ownership requirements You must be at least 13 years of age to register a drone. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Visiting foreign nationals must register their drones upon arrival in the United … Read More »
“On average, one of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death, compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home fires. When these fires occur, they are much more likely to be deadly than most other fires.”
—National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Statistics Electrical failures or … Read More »
Common sense tips for keeping the office fridge safe Keep the refrigerator set at 40 degrees (or below). Make cleaning the refrigerator a shared responsibility. Check expiration dates. Toss items that haven’t been properly refrigerated – don’t risk it! Eat it or toss it? Salads: 3-5 days Lunch meat: 3-5 days Hamburgers: 1-2 days Soups: … Read More »
It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.
Winter holiday fire facts from the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA:
1 of every 31 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in death. 1 in every … Read More »
The on-campus shoemobile provides a broad selection of safety shoes, winter boots and special ice-traction devices that can be placed over shoes.
Employees interested in footwear through the shoemobile should complete a Request for Safety Shoes (ANL-9A), have it approved by a supervisor, and take it to the shoemobile. There is no cost … Read More »
What is black ice?
It’s a thin layer of ice on the road that can be almost invisible.
When is black ice most likely to occur?
If the air temperature is warmer than the pavement, moisture can rapidly freeze and create a thin, transparent layer of ice.
What should you do? According to the National … Read More »
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