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Douglas County Safety Day

Posted: 05/01/2019

Author: Julie Anderson

Category: Public Works

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Douglas County employees all know the value of safety on the job. On Wednesday, May 01, employees in the Public Works Department refreshed their skills as part of Safety Day. They gathered at the Public Works building to review a variety of important programs.

Public Works employees are often in the field repairing busy roads, mowing, examining bridges or culverts, assessing noxious weeds or improving one of the county’s many parks. “Training is very important for this group of employees,” says Stephanie Hadler, Douglas County’s Safety Coordinator. “Having them train as a group allows them to discuss information learned and get to know people who are newly employed with Douglas County.”

Among the safety programs reviewed: the OSHA required safety and health program called AWAIR, which stands for A Workplace Accident & Injury Reduction; The Right to Know OSHA regulations which focus on Safety Data Sheets and the understanding of them; hearing conservation training which provides information for those working with or around loud equipment, specific information on preventing slips, trips and falls and of course, safe driving.

“The goal is to keep employees safe, the public safe and make sure everyone goes home at night,” says Dave Robley, Douglas County Public Works Director.

Drivers can also help with safety. Please slow down and pay extra attention in work zones during the summer construction season.

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