1. Holiday Travel Safety Tips

    For many the holiday season is about spending time with family and friends. Personally I’m very excited to get out of New York for a little while and see my family back in Kansas. I’m not the only on traveling for Christmas. Around 63.9 million Americans will travel over 50 miles from home during the Christmas holiday travel period. While i’ll be traveling by plane, more than 52.4 million Americans (82% of ALL holiday travelers) intend to travel by automobile. Here are some tips for safe travel.

    Travel Tips

    ** Get your car ready for travel. Check the tire tread, battery, antifreeze, windows and brakes. Make sure to have tools such as a jack and lug wrench and that your spare tire is properly inflated.

    ** Allow extra time in your schedule. Remember, patience is a virtue.

    ** Don’t drive drowsy! We’ve talked about thi
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  2. New Year's Eve Reminder

    Whether you plan to ring in 2018 with a New Year’s Eve celebration in an intimate setting or at a public event, please be mindful of these tips so you can enjoy the revelry safely and securely.

    1. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, if you plan to attend an outdoor public event.

    2. Charge your cell phone before leaving home or in the car so that you can stay in touch should you lose contact with family or friends in your travel circle.

    3. Take precautions when traveling: never accept packages from strangers or leave luggage unattended.

    4. Be aware of your surroundings, especially amid large crowds. Take note of emergency exits and staircases, and any fire extinguishers or safety equipment in buildings or public venues such as hotels or nightclubs. Stay close to your friends and family members.

    5. “If You See Something, Say Something™”: report any unusual behavior to law enforcement or security personnel at public

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  3. New Year's Eve Safety

    While staying safe on the road must be a high priority for New Year's Eve revelers, it's certainly not the only safety issue that you may confront as you ring in the New Year. However, with a little care and foresight, you can protect yourself from some of the more common New Year's risks. Follow the tips below, and your biggest challenge on New Year's Eve may be remembering all the words to "Auld Lang Syne."

    Partying - Ensure you have a designated driver for the night . . . even better, make arrangements to stay where you are celebrating New Year's Eve. You may be in fine condition, but you don't know about the driver next to you or around the corner.

    Champagne Corks - You can avoid eye injuries and broken windows. if you follow the advice of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and remember the number 45. That is, you should chill your champagne to at least 45°F, as this will

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  4. 4 Tips for Staying Safe on New Year’s Eve 2018

    New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, laughter, and renewal. Fireworks and sparklers light up the night sky as a mass of people countdown in the background. It’s a time when you, your friends, and your family can all get together to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Unfortunately for many, the future looks like a DWI charge on their criminal record. New Year’s Eve is a prime time for drunk driving, and cops are on high alert. Stay smart and avoid a DWI this New Year’s Eve with these safety tips:

    Skip the Alcohol

    While this may not sound like the most fun option, it is definitely the safest one. If you know you’re going to be the person driving on New Year’s Eve, then the only way to ensure your sobriety is to skip the drinks. A little bit of responsibility can go a long way when drunk drivers are on the road and cops are around every corner.
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  5. ASTM F2913-11 for slip performance evaluation- footwear


    This test method determines the dynamic coefficient of friction between footwear and floorings under reproducible laboratory conditions for evaluating relative slip performance. The method is applicable to all types of footwear, outsole units, heel top-pieces (top-lifts) and sheet soling materials, also to most types of indoor floorings, including matting and stair nosing, and surface contaminants on the flooring surface, including but not limited to liquid water, ice, oil and grease. The method may also be applied to surfaces such as block pavers, turf and gravel.

    Special purpose footwear or fittings containing spikes, metal studs or similar may be tested on appropriate surfaces but the method does not fully take account of the risk of tripping due to footwear/ground interlock.

    The values stated in the ASTM test method in metrics are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information.

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  6. Cold (Work) Comforts

    he CPWR "Working in Cold Weather" Hazard Alert recommends being proactive and alert, taking frequent breaks in a warm area, working in pairs so either one can spot the danger signs, and notifying a supervisor or summoning medical help immediately if a worker has signs or symptoms of hypothermia or another cold-related illness or injury.
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  7. A New Inspection Committee for Sharjah

    A new inspection committee is to be set up in Sharjah to check that high rise towers do not have the type of aluminium cladding that was a key element in the fire which caused extensive damage to the Downtown Address Hotel in Dubai and The Grenfell Tower in London.

    Designate a Driver Designate a Driver Sharjah Civil Defence issued safety regulations in 2016 which said no tower over 23 metres tall should be dressed in the flammable cladding but the ruling has never been strictly and thoroughly enforced.

    However, a forum organised by the Sharjah Municipality, decided the new inspection committee should now be set up to look at residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the Emirate.

    Khalifa bin Hada Suwaidi, an assistant general director of the civic body said: “”The municipality would facilitate procedures and requirements in coordination with concerned departments for the bui

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  8. Abu Dhabi updates new fire safety code

    The UAE has updated its 2011 fire safety code, linking all important buildings to a smart fire safety system of the Civil Defence where fire warnings will automatically be sent to the operations room
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  9. Keep workers safe before, during & after confined space entry

    By detailing what workers can do before, during and after Confined Space Entry (CSE), such plans give workers the agency necessary to protect themselves—and each other.
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  10. EU-OSHA Launching Dangerous Substances Campaign in 2018

    The "Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances" campaign aims to raise awareness of dangerous substances and promote a prevention culture in workplaces across Europe.
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