Driving is a common task for many employees. Workers across industry lines may get behind the wheel for various reasons, such as moving between job sites, delivering or picking up goods or materials, or transporting passengers. Yet, driving can pose a wide range of safety risks. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the top cause or work-related fatalities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you regularly drive for work, it’s important to keep these safety measures in mind:
For more information on safe driving, talk to your supervisor.
Dust exposure is unavoidable in many workplaces. However, exposure to high concentrations of certain types of dust on the job – such as silica, wood, flour or asbestos – can create significant safety hazards. Such exposure could result in:
You may think larger dust particles are the biggest threat, but it’s actually smaller, finer particles that are the most dangerous. In any case, it’s important for employees like you to help minimize potential dust concerns at work. Follow these safety tips to protect yourself against dust exposure.
Consult your supervisor for more information on mitigating dust exposure in the workplace.
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