According to the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources, most deer-vehicle accidents happen during the months of October, November and December — deer hunting and mating season. Another peak time for accidents is in May and June as one-year old deer move to new areas. Deer are most active at dawn and dusk, so … Read More
During autumn, fallen leaves, acorns, black walnuts (they look like green balls), pinecones, dead twigs and branches can clutter walkways and parking areas. Please be extra vigilant when walking near trees to ensure that you do not slip, trip or roll an ankle.
Report areas of concern
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many heat-related problems can be avoided.
Modify working conditions
You may need to make adjustments to your work environment to reduce exposure to heat.
Use air conditioning as much as possible. Use air-conditioned equipment like crane or construction equipment cabs. Have air … Read More »
It’s summertime, and the bitin’ is easy…for a mosquito or tick, that is. The key to avoiding mosquitos and ticks—and the diseases they transmit—is prevention, prevention, prevention.
Here are seven tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep pests from robbing you of summer fun:
Treat clothing (also tents, sleeping bags … Read More »
Due to the late arrival of spring this year, we haven’t seen much poison ivy…but now it’s back. Recent rains contributed to the rapid spread of this weed.
You can get a rash from poison ivy by direct contact with the plant, or by touching something that has been touched by it, like your clothes … Read More »
Argonne has an excellent safety reporting system in place to respond to safety issues. Once an issue is identified, proper steps are implemented to review and address it.
How to report issues and suggestions
In the event of an emergency, dial 9-11 from land lines or 1-630-252-1911 from cell phones. If you are unsure if it’s … Read More »
Spring is in the air, and as we look at our backyards for the best places to plant shrubs, flowers or vegetables, or to build that new shed, we need to be mindful of the various utilities that may lie underground.
How to locate buried utilities
Call 811 (or 1-800-892-0123) — as required by Illinois … Read More »
Avoid a white-knuckled commute and antacids for breakfast! If you take I-55 north to Lemont Road to enter through Westgate in the morning, you may want to consider taking an alternate route in order to avoid potential traffic safety risks. Three alternate routes are mapped out, and turn-by-turn directions are listed below.
Alternate Route … Read More »
If there’s an emergency while you’re on campus, dial 9-1-1 from land lines and 1-630-252-1911 from cell phones. If you are unsure if it’s an emergency, call anyway!
What to expect when you call 9-1-1
When you call 9-1-1, the dispatcher who answers will ask you a series of questions. The dispatcher relays your answers … Read More »
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we need to pay attention to the angle at which our wrists are bent when typing at a computer.
To-Dos for Wrist Support
OSHA recommends these actions:
If using a wrist/palm rest, incorporate it as part of an ergonomically coordinated computer workstation. (The HEW department in … Read More »
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