Field Safety Insight – Distracted Driving & Walking

By a show of hands who has used their cell phone while walking down the street or driving?  Using cellphones or other devices while driving has proven to be deadly. Cellphone use during driving is very prevalent on our roads today. In fact, at any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.

Field Safety Insight – Eye Injuries & Prevention

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As we dive into the warm weather and outdoor field activities safety should be at the forefront of our daily thought process. No matter what job near or far we are involved with, our eyes could be argued as our most precious resource. They give us the ability to see the world around us. If we do not protect our eyes from injuries while at work we could easily lose that ability.

Field Safety Insight – Excess Sun Exposure

Sun is out, days are longer, and life seems to be going good recovering from the harsh winter. As we all know, during this time of year, field work increases dramatically and hotter days will follow. The sun is essential to all life on Earth, however too much exposure to the sun can be harmful to us. Excessive exposure to ultraviolent light, also called UV rays, emitted from the sun can many skin conditions as well as skin cancer.

Field Safety Insight – Tornado Season

As we push along during the spring months, being aware of the elemental changes due to weather is critical to planning field activities. While April showers bring May flowers, heavy rain and warm weather is a recipe for thunderstorms and tornadoes. Tornadoes are a serious threat for many areas across the country.