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Poster – Winter Driving Rules

With winter on the way, there are always potential risks and hazards that follow. Snow and ice accumulating on pavement reduces friction and severely impacts vehicle maneuverability. This leads to slower speeds, reduced capacity on roads/highways, and increases the risk of crashes. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 24 percent of weather-related crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or icy pavement and 15 percent during snowfall or sleet each year.

This poster provides tips on winter driving rules and best practices.

EEOC Issues Newly Required “Know Your Rights” Poster

As local governments are subject to various federal workplace discrimination laws, you’ve likely been posting at your workplace for many years an “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster to comply with federal posting requirements.

On October 20, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster, replacing its long-standing “EEO is the Law” poster. Covered employers are required to post the new “Know Your Rights” poster on a going-forward basis. While the EEOC has not provided a specific deadline by which employers must display the new poster, the agency’s recent FAQ Fact Sheet states employers “should remove the old poster and display the new one within a reasonable amount of time.”

Read our recent Blog Post for more information.

Poster – Compressed Air

Within the workplace, there are many ways to misuse compressed air that can lead to serious or life-threatening injuries. At typical working pressures of 60 to 100 psi, air can be injected into the body with catastrophic results. In most cases, the common causes of injury occur when the operator attempts to clean themselves or when they attempt to clean off surfaces without reducing the psi below the standard safe limit. It is essential to understand the risks of using compressed air and know the best practices for operating the equipment.

This poster provides tips on safe practices when using compressed air.

Poster – Insect Bites

Working outside, specifically in landscaping, can bring about a variety of risks but one that may be forgotten is insects. Insect bites can potentially cause serious harm to one’s body and could even lead to death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 83 workers died from injuries due to insects, arachnids, and mites from 2003 to 2010 with the majority involving bee stings. It is necessary to follow some best practices to prevent harmful insect bites or stings and identify how to provide first aid correctly (risk prevention information included in the link above).

This poster provides tips on safe practices for preventing insect bites.