TWU Local 555 Safety & Health Committee

TWU Local 555 Safety & Health Committee Officers

TWU Local 555 Safety & Health Committee

SAFETY ALERT

Protect Yourself in the Heat

A message from your Safety and Health Committee:

With the summer heat in full swing it is important that you know the health risk associated with heat exposure.

Heat rash           

·         Occurs when sweat can’t evaporate from your skin. It can make work activities difficult to perform

Heat cramps

·         Occurs when salt your body loses from sweating isn’t replaced. They affect the muscles you use most and can set in after you’ve left work.

Heat exhaustion

·         Develops when your body has lost too much fluid. Signs of heat exhaustion include damp, flushed skin, feeling tired, nauseous, headachy, or giddy.

Heat stroke

·         Is life-threatening. Your body can no longer cool itself. You may have hot, dry skin, experience confusion, convulsions, or loss of consciousness. Heat Stroke can kil. If you or a coworker experience symptoms, call 911 and get emergency medical help!

 

It is important that you Protect Yourself!!!!

·         Know and report early signs and symptoms.

·         Drink water frequently.

·         Take Breaks in cool, shaded areas.

·         Wear light-colored, loose-fitting Clothing

·         Report problems with heat, Air Conditioning or drinking water

 

Keep in mind that even though no OSHA standard exists on heat breaks A SAFE WORKPLACE IS YOUR RIGHT.

 

DON’T “TOUGH IT OUT”….. A SUPERVISOR (OR COWORKER) MUST TAKE YOU TO A COOLER AREA IMMEDIATELY IF YOU FEEL FAINT, DIZZY OR CONFUSED….. IT IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY!

 

 

*Source TWU International Health and Safety Task Force

 

 


Safety & Health Committee Mission Statement

 

 Work Safe Today for a Better Tommorrow

 Your Local Safety Committee has one fundamental goal...

To work towards ensuring the safest working conditions possible for every TWU 555 Member. Keep in mind that each member has to do their part to achieve that ultimate goal. To quote a wise 6 year old... "Safety is as easy as ABC, Always Be Careful."


SAFETY NEWSLETTER EDITION #1

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Station Reports and Advisories

2014 Station Reports 

DATE COMMITTEE MEMBER FILE/REPORT
10/14/2014 Dina Enders ABQ
10/7/2014 Dina Enders LAX
9/30/2014 Bill Willis DEN Follow up
9/23/2014 Dina Enders SEA and Equip
9/23/2014 Steve Riley BNA
9/23/2014 Rudy Del Real BNA Provo
9/16/2014 Dina Enders PDX
9/9/2014 Rudy Del Real DEN Provo
8/8/2014 Rudy Del Real MCI Provo
7/22/2014 Dina Enders SFO
7/15/2014 Steve Riley MDW
7/9/2014 Steve Riley RDU
6/18/2014 Dan Hilton MCI
5/13/2014 Dina Enders LAX Ramp
5/6/2014 Rudy Del Real OAK Provo Truck Insp.
5/6/2014 Dina Enders OAK Provo Facilities
4/28 & 29/2014 Dina Enders PHX[1] PHX[2]
4/23/2014 Dina Enders SLC
4/18/2014 Dan Hilton ATL
4/14/2014 Dina Enders DEN Ramp
4/14/2014 Rudy Del Real DEN Provo
4/2/2014 Dina Enders LAX Provo & Cargo
3/10/2014 Dina Enders SMF
1/24/2014 Dina Enders SFO
2/24/2014 Dan Hilton CAK

2013 Station Report Archive

2012 Station Report Archive

2011 Station Report Archive

2010 Station Report Archive