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Safety Topic 




Please discuss these concerns and share the safety minute with your  Employees and Contractors.


We have employees Traveling at excessive speeds down Hope Blvd and in the parking lots.

The Posted Speed limit on Hope Blvd is 25mph and the speed limit in the parking lots should be reduced to 5mph.


We all have those days when life happens and we run late but the speed limit is still 25 mph on HOPE blvd.  for everyone every day.


Please remind your staff that they should follow all traffic signs.

There is a large volume of foot traffic and Cyclists along our roads and Gardeners are working along our roadways and drivers should use extra caution when they see any cones. 

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Healthy Living Tips: how sleep and exercise help at work and our personal lives

Though research shows that exercise is certainly good for one’s body and health, properly timing exercise is necessary to maximize the beneficial effects. For example, a good workout can make you more alert at work, speed up your metabolism and energize you for the day ahead, but exercise right before bedtime can lead to a poor night’s sleep. All the jumping jacks in the world won’t make up for a night of tossing and turning! Sleep experts recommend exercising at least three hours before bedtime, and the best time is usually late afternoon. Exercising at this time is beneficial because body temperature is related to sleep. Body temperatures rise during exercise and take as long as 6 hours to begin to drop. Because cooler body temperatures are associated with sleep onset, it’s important to allow the body time to cool off before sleep. Practicing healthy living will give you the energy to do the things you love, spending time with family or loved ones or maybe your favorite hobby.


Ways to stay Healthy during this years Flu Season

 There are basically four ways germs can spread: 
  • Direct Contact — Touching or kissing a person (or animal) that is infected with bacteria or a virus.
  • Indirect Contact — Touching something that is contaminated with germs and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Through the Air — Coughing, sneezing or talking, which sprays small germ-filled droplets into the air. Anyone within three feet can easily be infected.
  • Food Contamination — Eating unwashed vegetables and raw or undercooked food that is contaminated with bacteria.

Cleaning and Disinfecting…

are not the same.

Choosing the right product for the job will depend on your cleaning goals.

  • Cleaning—Removing visible dust and debris
  • Sanitizing—Reducing the amount of bacteria on a surface
  • Disinfecting—Killing the common fungi, bacteria and viruses on a surface
  • Disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces is one of the most reliable ways to help lower the risk of spreading these germs from surfaces by touch

Using soap and water along with frequent and proper hand washing are important parts of a cleaning routine. Disinfecting also plays a critically important role by helping to prevent the spread of illness-causing bacteria and viruses. It is especially important to disinfect when someone in your home or office is sick, immune compromised, or during an outbreak

§  Pick a product. Overall, soap and water remove dirt and debris, sanitizers reduce bacteria and EPA-registered disinfectants kill viruses, bacteria and fungi.

§  Use it correctly. Different products work in different ways and can have different instructions for using them. Always read the label of any product and never mix products together.

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 Safety Topic
Drowsy Driving Quiz

  • Are you at risk for falling asleep behind the wheel?
  • Take this simple quiz and find out. Just pick “True” or “False” for each of the following statements, and click on link below to get the answers!! 
  • 1. There is no relationship between one’s sleep and work schedule and risk of being involved in a drowsy-driving crash. (True or False)
  • 2. Working the night shift does not affect one’s chances of being involved in a sleep-related crash. (True or False)
  • 3. The largest at-risk group for sleep-related crashes is commercial drivers. (True or False)
  • 4. Overall, sleep-related crashes have certain characteristics that set them apart from other types of crashes. (True or False)
  •  5. People with a sleep and breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea have about the same risk as the rest of the general population of being involved in a drowsy-driving crash. (True or False)
  • 6. Eating a big lunch tends to make everyone sleep. (True or False)
  • 7. People can usually tell when they are going to fall asleep. (True or False)
  • 8. Drivers in drowsy-driving crashes are more likely to report sleep problems. (True or False)
  • 9. Rolling down a window or singing along with the radio while driving will help keep someone awake. (True or False)
  • 10. Wandering, disconnected thoughts are a warning sign of driver fatigue. (True or False)
  • 11. You can stockpile sleep on the weekends to avoid being sleepy during the week. (True or False)
  • 12. I’m a safe driver so it doesn’t matter if I’m sleepy. (True or False)

Being knowledgeable of the Driving Do's and Don't will help every one have a safer driving environment

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