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Plan Your Escape

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 Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) is encouraging all Dallas residents to have a plan in the event of a fire. National Fire Prevention Week (NFPW) is October 6 through 12 and this year’s theme is, “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.” 

OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard Update

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 OSHA has announced changes to their Respiratory Protection Standard. The changes affect the Ambient Aerosol Condensation Nuclei Counter (CNC) Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT) Protocols in 29 CFR 1910.134, Appendix A. 

How to Prevent Employee burnout

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Symptoms of a burnout employee are disengagement, listlessness or consistent fatigue, increased absenteeism, unusual isolation, cynicism or worsening attitude and increased accidents.  

Control Measures

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 Control measures include actions that can be taken to reduce the potential of exposure to the hazard, or the control measure could be to remove the hazard or to reduce the likelihood of the risk of the exposure to that hazard being realized. 

Osha's 2019 Violations

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 Here are the top 10, released at the National Safety Council’s 2019 Congress, along with how many violations (from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2019), the most affected industries and what OSHA inspectors are seeing other companies doing wrong: 

Should employees fight a small fire? Or evacuate?

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It’s mid-shift, and your workplace is humming with activity. Suddenly, a fire breaks out. It’s relatively small – at least for the moment. Employee safety is your first priority, of course. Ordering an immediate evacuation is the obvious action to take.

Or is it?