More stories about Safety

  • Restoring confidence after a water crisis

    The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 split responsibility for public safety between two government functions. Now, a free resource aims to restore confidence by closing the communications gap between water utilities and health departments.

  • Public works: the first line of defense

    I have a confession to make: I lifted the “first line” line from Municipal Water & Sewer’s editor. Luke Laggis was reminding readers that they’re health care workers. “’Sanitas’ is the Latin word for health,” he writes, quoting a World Health Organization adviser. “Maintaining the health of the...

  • Springing into summer

    Answer these 10 questions to ensure parks, trails, and playgrounds are ready to (safely) rock.

  • Who's responsible for protecting temporary workers?

    OSHA says treat your temporary workers as you treat your own existing employees. Also, work closely with temporary staffing agencies.

  • Landfill safety training

    The Solid Waste Association of North America provides comprehensive video safety training for landfill workers and operators. Know the safety hazards and how to protect against injury and damage.

  • Avoid trenching troubles

    How to keep your equipment and crews safe during trenching operations.

  • Are you ready for the new haz comm standard?

    This is a good time to evaluate your department's hazard communication plan.

  • Fire-detection technology eliminates false alarms

    This system tells the difference between the ever-present dust at waste-recycling centers and actual smoke.

  • Recognizing safety in public works

    Bloomingdale's Water Reclamation Facility is honored with the 2014 WEF George W. Burke Safety Award for the State of Illinois. The recognition singles out an outstanding safety program at a wastewater treatment facility.

  • Ergodyne Launches New Tool Backpack with Maximum Storage

    Ergodyne has announced today the expansion of their Arsenal Tool Storage Collection with the new Arsenal 5843 Tool Backpack.