Universal application and a bag that can be carried right to the spill make the NS® Universal Sorbent Duffel Spill Kit an effective, convenient, and economical choice to help employers prepare for spills.
This handy kit allows convenient transport of sorbents in a sturdy, easy-to-see yellow duffle bag. It offers compact storage and durable grab-and-go handles so responders can get to a spill quickly.
The NS® Spill Control Universal Sorbent Duffle Spill Kit absorbs up to 15 gallons and can be used for water- and oil-based liquids, including cutting fluids, lubricants, and coolants. The kit contains:
• 5 socks help contain spills and they can be molded or shaped to fit tight areas
• 30 pads are ideal for wiping up and absorbing spills, drips, and leaks
• 4 pillows provide a large surface and allow fast pick-up of larger spills
• 5 bags hold used sorbents for disposal
Be ready with a variety of sorbents and spill control when potentially harmful liquids spill or leak. Whether it contains oils, water, or both, the NS® universal sorbent duffle spill kit has it covered.
Lyme disease is a health concern for outdoor workers in multiple areas of the country. Employees in construction, oil drilling, landscaping, forestry, land surveying, utilities, farming, and many other industries may be exposed to increased risk.
The following quiz is based on information outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To test your basic knowledge of Lyme disease and how to prevent it, answer the questions below, consult the answer key, and award yourself one point for each correct answer. Then check to see how you scored!
1. Areas of the United States at high or moderate risk of Lyme disease include all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Several counties in the Northeast
b. Part of Northern California
c. The entire state of Idaho
d. Areas surrounding the Great Lakes
2. To determine Lyme disease risk in an area, employers can:
a. Inquire with local and state health departments
b. Visit a local library to research previous studies
c. Count the number of employees who contract Lyme disease
d. See how easily workers can attract ticks
3. Lyme disease:
a. Is spread by certain types of ticks
b. Is caused by bacteria found in the gut of some ticks
c. May be transmitted when infected ticks attach to the skin and feed
d. All of the above
4. All of the following are symptoms of Lyme disease EXCEPT:
a. A rash in the shape of a “bulls-eye”
b. Fever and swollen lymph nodes
c. Peeling skin and glazed eyes
d. Fatigue, stiff neck, and achy joints and muscles
5. It is important to ensure Lyme disease patients receive antibiotics to avoid:
a. Encephalitis, psychosis, and a common cold
b. Nerve and brain disorders, arthritis, muscle pain, and heart disease
c. Emphysema, asthma, and acute respiratory illness
d. Osteoporosis, eczema, acne, and strep throat
6. Outdoor workers can reduce their risk of Lyme disease by doing all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Staying away from tick habitats like wooded or grassy areas
b. Removing tall grass, leaves, and brush from work areas
c. Reducing the number of breaks taken during the workday
d. Applying the appropriate repellent to non-facial areas of the skin
7. To make ticks easier to see, workers can:
a. Wear light-colored clothing
b. Shine a black light on work surfaces
c. Cover their skin in tick-revealing lotions
d. Wear magnifying safety glasses
8. To reduce the risk of tick bites, employees should wear:
b. Protective clothing like coveralls or long-sleeved shirts and pants
c. High boots or closed shoes that cover the whole foot
d. All of the above
9. Another way to reduce the risk of being bitten by a tick is:
a. Applying permethrin to clothing and appropriate repellants to skin
b. Spraying skin heavily with cologne or perfume
c. Speaking in a loud voice throughout the work day
d. Drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages
10. To decrease their chance of Lyme disease, after performing outside work, employees should do all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Take a shower
b. Check their body for ticks, removing any they find with tweezers and cleansing the area with antiseptic
c. Go to sleep immediately
d. Wash and dry clothing in hot temperatures
ANSWER KEY: 1 – c, 2 – a, 3 – d, 4 – c, 5 – b, 6 – c, 7 – c, 8 – d, 9 – a, 10 – c
0 – 5 points: Knowledge is power! Seek information on Lyme disease prevention and be sure to share it with outdoor workers.
6 – 9 points: Good job, but you may want to brush up on information dealing with ticks and Lyme disease.
10 points: Congratulations! You know a lot about Lyme disease.
Many of the dangers at warehouses, factories, and other worksites involve heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals, and electrical wiring. Even if you've been trained properly to deal with these things and wear proper safety products such as work gloves, hard hats, and goggles, a messy work area is cause for concern. Keeping a workplace clean is a valuable safety tip.
A clean floor is the only way to guarantee safety. Trash, clutter, moisture, and debris can interfere with forklift operation, cause ladders to slip, and can cause slips, trips, and falls. Janitors and custodians may be responsible for clean-up, but supervisors should also make sure that everyone is doing his part to keep a workplace clean. Regular housekeeping shifts or rotating cleaning duties should be assigned so workplace floors stay clean.
Nails, splinters, holes, and loose tiles can cause injury and damage equipment. Supervisors should regularly inspect buildings and worksites with a checklist to note anything out of place. Asking workers to report damages and broken fixtures so that maintenance workers can fix them is important to workplace safety.
Excessive sweating can cause employees to lose important minerals their bodies need to function properly. Safeguard workers in hot weather by offering heat stress relief with Medi-Lyte electrolyte tablets.
Each tablet contains calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, and magnesium oxide – essential active ingredients that ease muscle cramping and fatigue caused by electrolyte loss through sweating. Tablets have no added sodium and are lactose- and sugar-free to accommodate employees with various health concerns.
Medique® Medi-Lyte Electrolyte Replenisher Tablets are a convenient choice for hot work environments. A handy dispenser box comes stocked with 50 individually wrapped doses of two tablets each. Instructions are printed on each package to ensure proper use and tablets are coated, making them easy to swallow.
Help workers control heat stress and reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke by replenishing lost electrolytes. Maintain employee health and productivity in hot temperatures by providing drinks, shade, breaks, and heat stress relief products like Medi-Lyte electrolyte tablets.
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