If you’ve ever traveled on a plane, you’ve experienced the air pressure change that happens during takeoff and landing. Ear pain can be a common occurrence during air travel. To make sure your next flight is a comfortable one, read this safety share on how to avoid ear pain during air travel by Steve … Read More
Researchers at The Ohio State University estimate than there may have been about 2 million pedestrian injuries related to cell phone use in 2010 alone. They also found that between 2004 and 2010 the number of pedestrians killed while using a cell phone increased from less than 1 percent to 3.6 percent.
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Have you ever noticed that some electrical outlets have reset buttons on them, different than regular outlets? Ever wonder why? They’re specially designed for our safety.
Chicagoland experiences some tempestuous weather during springtime — fluctuating temperatures, storms and sometimes even tornadoes.
Now is the time to get prepared for severe weather, before it strikes. Make a kit for at home and practice a disaster plan with your family.
Utility knives are handy tools, and they are sharp. Really, really sharp. If you’re wondering how sharp, google: “hand injury image.” [Cringe.] Yes, they’re that sharp.
It’s important to wear proper hand and eye protection when using a utility knife and always cut away from yourself.
Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the surrounding soil. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.
Abrasive wheel grinders use fast-spinning wheels to grind metals and other materials. The grinder wheel is fragile and if not treated properly, can fragment and fly apart in dangerous projectiles. Setup is critical to the safety of the operator.
A halogen lamp may not be as hot as a thousand suns, but it sure will feel that way if you accidentally touch one.
In 2014, Argonne experienced a safety incident in which a desktop halogen light melted a computer keyboard. Thankfully, the keyboard didn’t ignite, but it’s important to take precautions so that you … Read More »
By Betsy Dunn, Environment, Safety and Quality Assurance Director
At Argonne, safety is part of our culture. It is how we do work. It is how we think, plan and act. It keeps our work strong and enables us to create and innovate successfully, and it inspires confidence in our partners, peers and neighbors.
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