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October 31, 2022
Encouraging the Use of PPE

Worksites often have many hazards. Occasionally, some hazards can be eliminated. And there are ways to reduce hazards. But it is difficult – impossible, even – to eliminate all hazards. Which is why it is so important to encourage the use of PPE. Personal protective equipment provides a last line of defense against workplace hazards. […]

September 15, 2022
Hispanic Labor in the Construction Industry

National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States begins on September 15th, and occurs at the same time Mexico, Central America, and Chile celebrate their independence from Spain. This is a month-long celebration of Hispanic contributions to the history and culture of the U.S. It offers us an opportunity to look at Hispanic contributions to […]

August 31, 2022
Poisonous Plants

There are several hundred species of poisonous plants in the United States. Some of these plants must be eaten to cause harm. Other plants cause serious rashes just by being touched. Outdoor workers - farmers, landscapers, forestry or construction workers, for example - are often at risk of exposure to poisonous plants. Poison oak, ivy, […]

August 17, 2022
COPD and Asbestos Exposure

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases that causes reduced airflow in the lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Some common symptoms are coughing, increased mucus, and shortness of breath. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 16 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is one of the leading causes of […]

July 25, 2022
Dr. Rob Brooks & His Honeybee Initiative

Without bees and other pollinators, most of the fruits and vegetables we eat would never grow. And honeybee populations have been under stress and in decline for years. Dr. Rob Brooks began an initiative with Lawrence Parks & Recreation to trap and rescue local swarms of honeybees. Rob's history with bees A senior trainer and […]

June 30, 2022
The EPA Updates Lead Training

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated its website and resources for trainers who offer courses in Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) and in the Lead-based Paint Activities Program. With these updates, the goal of the EPA is to improve training in these fields. The goal of this training is to reduce or prevent lead […]

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