July 2016 Workplace Safety E-Newsletter
Workplace safety news and updates from JLG.
JLG Workplace Safety
  July 2016
JLG Workplace Safety
•   Lightning Safety Tips
•   University of Alaska Fairbanks Case Study
•   Workplace Safety News Roundup
•   Workplace Safety Trivia
Don’t Get Caught in the Storm
If you are outdoors and hear thunder, you are in danger of lightning. Protect yourself and your team by seeking shelter and waiting for the storm to pass. With summer work in full swing, follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Labor:
•   Wait 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder before returning to work.
•   Start your day by reviewing NOAA weather reports to prepare for potential hazards.
•   Know your shelter locations – enclosed buildings with electrical wiring and plumbing.
•   Train your team on lightning safety and encourage them to adhere to safety guidelines.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Blog to read their full guidelines for lightning safety.
Earning High Marks in Education
JLG LiftPod
Robert Miller has a lot of responsibilities. As the Facility Services Safety Officer, Miller is responsible for building and infrastructure maintenance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus as well 10 outlying campuses throughout the state. With so much to manage, Miller is always looking for ways to boost efficiency and safety, especially when it comes to reducing the risk of falls. The simplicity and portability of the LiftPod® gave his team a quiet, hydraulic-free (which is important in Alaska’s low temperatures) solution to work at height almost anywhere on their campuses.
Visit JLG.com to read the full story.
Are You Training Your Construction Employees on Job Site Electrical Safety?
ForConstructionPros.com reports that 53 percent of electrical fatalities occur in the construction industry, which should be more than enough motivation for you to review safety training and best practices with your team.
Basic Skills That Save Lives – In and Out of the Workplace
In a recent article, EHS Today reminded readers that fundamental first aid skills like CPR and AED training can dramatically increase workplace safety performance.
New Workers, Higher Risk
According to Safety+Health Magazine, new workers are three times as likely to suffer a “lost-time injury” than workers with more than a year on the job.

Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed in these articles are not necessarily those of JLG.
Test Your Safety Knowledge, Enter to Win a Retractable LED lantern
Answer a few questions based on this edition of Workplace Safety, then enter to win a prize. Congratulations, Rick Byars, for winning the last Trivia Challenge!

Take the Trivia Challenge!
EcoLifts Now Available
Add a non-powered lift to your facility to boost safety and efficiency. With an innovative lift/lower mechanism, your operators can tackle low-level tasks with ease and never have to worry about oil, batteries or hydraulics. This eco-friendly solution is quiet and intuitive. Order one today!

Visit JLG.com to learn more about how an EcoLift can transform your workplace.

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