In recent years, there have been multiple safety recalls for household dehumidifiers due to fire hazards. With the Argonne steam shutdown starting Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, there may be an increase in household dehumidifier use to assist with humidity control in affected buildings. Before using a dehumidifier, employees should check that it has not … Read More
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fireworks are the riskiest consumer product when it comes to fire fatalities.
Shocking statistics 12,000 people went to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries in 2017. Of those injured, 36 percent were children under the age of 15. Sparklers accounted for nearly half of the injuries to children … Read More »
A booklet on physical activity, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2018, contains new data suggesting that physical activity accumulated in bouts of less than ten minutes at a time is associated with improved health.
The guidelines still urge all adults to engage in 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic … Read More »
Pingping Sun, life cycle analyst in the Energy Systems (ES) division, shared this best practice that she learned in a previous work setting, where maintaining safe operations was a paramount goal.
Seek a fresh eye
Whether performing daily tasks or new assignments, you should feel free to seek insight from peers or resources beyond your … Read More »
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 »
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