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What is personal protective equipment, or PPE?


Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as: face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, safety shoes,  goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, respirators...Let it be said that All forms of P.P.E. should be utilized at all times.

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Warm weather safety.

Cold weather safety

30-30 Rule
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.  Lightning can strike as far away as 10 miles from the area where it is raining.

If you can see lightning flashes, count the seconds after a flash until you hear thunder.  If that time is 30 seconds or less, the storm is within 6 miles and is dangerous.  Seek shelter immediately.

Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter.

Don't be fooled by sunshine or blue sky!  Lightning is more likely to come from the back edge of a thundercloud than from the front edge.

From: Engineering Safety


RE:  Tick Infestation along Montauk Line Babylon To Sayville-


* Safety Alert ! Heavy tick infestation reported along Montauk line, Babylon to Sayville. If walking/working along ROW, avoid overgrowth when possible; use insect repellent; limit exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and pants; tuck long pants into socks; check self periodically.


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