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Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork

AWWA believes a safe work environment is of paramount importance to protect individuals in the water profession who safeguard their community water supplies.The SAFETY NETwork is a special interest group made-up of people in the water industry who understand the importance of a safe work environment.

The members of the SAFETY NETwork know that health and safety program excellence in the water industry depends on two key components:

  • Being embraced by the workplace culture
  • A commitment of leadership

Every utility worker, supervisor and manager must take responsibility for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace. It is everyone's duty to comply with established safety practices; uphold all safety and health regulations, standards and procedures; and proactively keep vigilant to ensure health and safety.

Join This Group if you are interested in being a part of this community of like-minded people in the SAFETY NETwork!

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Chad Farnworth joined the group Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork.
Posted Saturday, January 7, 2017
Jeff Matheson joined the group Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork.
Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014
Brian J. Callister wrote on the Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork wall: Slips, trips and falls are the second most common cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. each year, second only to vehicle crashes. While fatalities aren’t always the outcome, painful, sometimes debilitating injuries often result from slips, trips and falls. The good news is many of these injuries are preventable through simple safety precautions, including: being aware of your surroundings, wearing appropriate footwear, using handrails, and cleaning up spills and wet surfaces. When you can’t avoid a slippery surface, slow down, take small steps, and keep a hand free for balance.
Posted Monday, March 10, 2014
Brian J. Callister wrote on the Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork wall: If you think accidents only happen to someone else, think again. They happen to everyone. Many times they are caused by careless mistakes, which could have been avoided had the person been aware of ways he or she could have prevented them. Some tips to help prevent accidents in the workplace include: •Plan safety in advance. Make accident prevention a part of your daily routine. •Be alert. If you observe someone working in an unsafe manner, do something about it. •Follow instructions. Guidance on performing a task is given because it is considered the safest and best way to do it. •Make suggestions. When you see a potential source for accidents or know a better way to do something speak up. •Keep your work area clean and in order. A cluttered work area is a breeding ground for accidents. •Dress for the job. Wear appropriate clothing and use proper footwear and PPE for the job. •Take responsibility for your actions. You are responsible for your attitude towards safety. Source: AWWA Lets Talk Safety
Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Brian J. Callister wrote on the Special Interest Groups: SAFETY NETwork wall: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2013 Even as government agencies, safety organizations, and employers strive to eliminate deaths at work, the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show that in the United States, an average of 13 workers die every day from injuries incurred on the job. There were a total of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011. Fatal occupational injuries can occur anywhere and at any time. In 2011, at least one worker died from an at-work injury on each of the 365 days of the year. CFOI data show that workers are susceptible to a fatal injury while on the job. Fatally injured workers were employed in over 240 distinct occupations and over 300 unique industries in 2011. The leading event that precipitated fatal work injuries in the United States in 2011 was roadway incidents (1,103 deaths). To see the full article, go to: www.bls.gov/
Posted Thursday, September 19, 2013
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