PPD ES&H Newsletters

PPD's News You Can Live By

The PPD ES&H Group provides a monthly newsletter to communicate environment, safety and health issues that affect us at work and home.

Newsletters archived by year

2015 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

 

2015

January

  • Working from heights
  • Vehicle idling
  • Lesson Learned - Doors and drawers present foot hazards
  • Winter home fire safety
  • National Radon Action Month
  • 2015 Student Safety Awareness Contests

February

  • Human Performance Improvement
  • Beryllium recycling
  • Paperless pay stubs
  • EPEAT television reminder
  • Burn Awareness Week
  • American Heart Month

March

  • Severe Weather Preparedness Week
  • Workplace Housekeeping
  • Soldering Safety
  • Preventing Teens From Texting While Driving

April

  • Earth Day
  • Exit/Egress and Shelter Paths
  • PPD ES&H App
  • On-the-Spot Program
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Flood Awareness

 

2014

January

  • Lessons learned - power tools
  • Fire alarm pull stations
  • Scrapping or surplussing equipment
  • Winter driving preparedness
  • Ladder safety basics
  • Holiday tree recycling

March

  • New PPD RSO
  • Severe weather preparedness week
  • No key sharing
  • Heat tape safety
  • Batteries causing house fires

April

  • Distracted driving awareness month
  • Near miss reporting
  • Operational readiness clearance manual
  • MC7 & MC8 controlled access
  • Space heater maintenance
  • Crane sling calculator app

May

  • New PPD ES&H website
  • Electrical safety month
  • MC-1 beneficial occupancy
  • Building manager updates
  • Hazard analysis database
  • Household hazardous waste events
  • Clean air month

June

  • g-2 yoke steel incident
  • Proper radiation surveying
  • Purchases requiring ESH review
  • Don't compromise on safety
  • National safety month

July

  • Fireworks safety
  • The walking (distracted) dead
  • Swimming pool safety
  • 4-wheel dolly reminder

August

  • Radiation surveying reminder
  • Battery recycling update
  • Electrical panel schedules
  • How to work out at work

September

  • National preparedness month
  • Lift planning - preventing back injuries
  • Small propane cylinder storage
  • Inspection of equipment
  • Revised PPD ESH manuals

October

  • PPD's New ES&H App
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Service Requisition Requirements
  • Hydraulic Oil Leak - Spill Containment
  • October is Crime Prevention Month
  • Fall Driving Safety

November

  • Work Planning and Hazard Analysis
  • LArTF Fire
  • PPD ES&H App
  • Fire Pull Station Reminder
  • Pace Call-n-Ride Service

December

  • Preventing Winter Slips and Falls
  • Snow Shoveling 101
  • National Handwashing Awareness Week
  • Machine Guarding
  • Vehicle Recalls

 

2013

January

  • Cut-resistant gloves
  • FESHM chapter updates
  • Shoveling safety
  • Radiation safety policies for personal situations
  • The importance of ladder inspections
  • Appliance fires
  • National radon action month
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning prevention

February

  • When to replace safety footwear?
  • High levels of flu cases in IL
  • FESHM chapter spotlight
  • Material move request form reminder
  • The office coffee pot
  • Heart disease awareness month
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Distracted driver video

March

  • EPEAT-registered electronics
  • Severe storm preparedness week
  • NOvA at Ash River block pivoter winch incident
  • Workplace eye wellness month
  • Lesson learned - electrical crane hazard
  • Climate change and blizzards

April

  • Biopreferred products
  • Update to PPD radioactive waste program
  • Distracted driving awareness
  • Earth day
  • Electrical safety reminder

May

  • Top 10 indoor environmental hazards
  • Motorcycle safety awareness month
  • EPEAT

June

  • Hazard analysis - Online form
  • May tornadoes
  • April flooding
  • West Nile virus
  • Outdoor survival techniques

July

  • PPD employee pickup truck injury
  • Quantitative fit testing for earplugs
  • Subcontractor safety
  • New multiple outlet strip available
  • Pedestrian/bicyclist road safety

August

  • Rigging expertise & lifting point design
  • PPE during crane use
  • Fire doors
  • Disablement of fire protection systems
  • Inspecting electrical cords and plugs
  • Counterfeit UL-marked items

September

  • PPD building manager changes
  • Securing items during transport
  • Lead paint during D&D
  • Compressed gas cylinder safety
  • FESHM chapter 5023 updated
  • Laptop battery safety
  • National preparedness month

October

  • Fire prevention week
  • Dumpster violations
  • Chemical clean out
  • High hazardous waste
  • CDF/D0 bike repairs
  • Two new FESHM chapters
  • Carpooling - Green Ride

November

  • Radioactive sources
  • Human performance improvement
  • Fall protection rescue plans
  • Fire alarms
  • Blew a fuse?
  • Avoid vehicle idling
  • Snow shoveling safety

December

  • Forklift inspections
  • Turkey fryer safety
  • Lesson learned from overheated fan motor
  • Fire safety reminder
  • Supervisors can create a positive safety culture
  • Have a teen driver at home?

 

2012

January

  • Safety Suggestion - Stockroom Items
  • Near Miss: Shelf Collapse
  • Remodeling Irritants
  • Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • Material Move Request Forms
  • Wasp & Hornet Spray Reminder
  • Top Weather Events of 2011

February

  • Slips and Falls
  • Shoveling Tips
  • No Parking Zones
  • Manual Material Handling Injuries
  • Vehicle Idling Reminder
  • Beware Icicles
  • National Burn Awareness Week
  • American Heart Month

March

  • Severe Weather Awareness
  • Goose Attacks
  • Snow Removal Safety Recommendation
  • New App Helps Prevent Texting While Driving
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Microwave Safety

April

  • Earth Day 2012
  • PPD Grassroots Safety Committee
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Incident Scene Preservation
  • Wasp Safety
  • April Fool's Day Newsletter

May

  • Electrical Safety Month
  • Rigging Safety
  • Fall Protection Incident
  • Summer Students Radiation Areas, Dose Limitations
  • PPD Procedure Updated
  • Globally Harmonized System
  • Distracted Driving Video
  • National Bike Month

June

  • Bypassing Safety Systems
  • Metals Recycling Update
  • Stinging Insects Reminder
  • Thanks!
  • National Safety Month
  • Gardening Ergonomics
  • SPOT Skin Cancer

July

  • Fermi Construction Zones
  • Traffic & Driving Safety
  • Wildfire Safety
  • Need a Chemical?
  • Want to Quit Smoking?
  • Power Line Safety

August

  • Supervisors of Seasonal Employees & Students
  • Dumpster Violations
  • Water Cooler Sanitization
  • Back to School Safety
  • First Aid App

September

  • Radioactive Source Purchases
  • Kudos
  • Tech Spray Duster Warning
  • West Nile Virus Outbreak
  • Excess Chemical List
  • Workplace Violence
  • National Preparedness Month

October

  • Recycling/Surplussing Electronics
  • 2012-2013 Flu Season
  • Hard Hats for Crane Use
  • Task Managers for Subcontractor Work
  • Have you visited other Labs?
  • Counterfeit UL Marks
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Avoiding Staged Crashes/Insurance Fraud

November

  • New Recycling Dumpsters
  • Hazard Communication
  • Radiation Safety Reminders
  • Emergency Shelters - Overtime Policy
  • Space Heater Safety
  • Exhibit A for Subcontractors
  • Snow Shoveling & Snow Thrower Safety
  • Thanksgiving Cooking Tips & Turkey Fryer Safety

December

  • Emergency Procedure Reminders
  • New FESHM Chapter
  • Handling Machined Metals
  • Proper Gas Cylinder Storage
  • Winter Slips and Falls
  • No Cell Phone Use in Vehicles
  • Holiday Recycling
  • Holiday Heart Attack Risks
  • Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

 

2011

January

  • Nuclear Materials
  • Lessons Learned
  • Dumpster Violation
  • OSHA's Top 10 Violations for FY2010

February

  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Check Around Vehicles
  • Home Heating Safety
  • Check Your Tires
  • Snowblower Safety
  • Snowboarding Safety

March

  • Sitewide Emergency Warning System Failure
  • Severe Weather Awareness
  • Sustainable Acquisition
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 1911
  • Workplace Eye Wellness

April

  • Mold Prevention
  • Radiation Control & Materials Release Policy Reviewed
  • Geese Precautions
  • Waste Reminder
  • TM/CC Continuing Education

May

  • Radiological Postings
  • Requisition Requirements for Subcontractor Services
  • Heavy Machinery Access
  • Severe Weather Preparedness
  • Electrical Safety Month
  • National Employee Health & Fitness Month

June

  • PPD ESH Open House
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Lab D Clean Room Roof Fall Protection
  • Ticks
  • Tornado Safety Reminder
  • National Safety Month

July

  • PPD ESH Open House
  • Broken Chair Weld
  • Tick Reminder
  • Laser Setup
  • Green Pays on Green Days
  • Food Safety

August

  • Gas Cylinder Sock Reminder
  • PPD Grassroots Safety Committee
  • Fermilab ES&H Subcommittees
  • Updated Material Move Request Form

September

  • FNAL's DART Case Rate
  • Lab C Clean room Fire
  • Dewar Transport Cart Hazard
  • Equipment Damaged
  • Sterno and Candle Safety
  • Household Recycling Events

October

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Snow Removal
  • Nail Gun Safety Guide
  • E-Cycling
  • Million Hearts

November

  • Posting Changes
  • Melted Electrical Plugs
  • New "Green" Stockroom Items
  • Material/Equipment Handling Incident
  • Near-Miss Incidents
  • Holiday Food Safety/Turkey Fryer Safety
  • Vehicle Safety Ratings

December

  • Winter Driving Tips
  • Slip and Fall Incident
  • Serious Scissor Lift Injury
  • Do-It-Yourself Don't
  • Recognized Potential Hazard
  • Electrical Safety Suggestion
  • America's Hearing Loss
  • New OSHA Construction Safety Videos

 

2010

January

  • Winter Safety
  • Winter Blues
  • Electrical Safety (Daisy-chaining)
  • Table Saw Use
  • Road Safety
  • FESHM Traffic Safety
  • Waste Disposal Information
  • Glove Selection

February

  • Smoke Detectors and Radiation
  • Solvent Rags/Wipes Rule
  • Proper Waste Disposal
  • Safety Advisory: Leaking Acetylene Cylinders
  • Ice Hazards - Vehicles
  • American Heart Month

March

  • Improved Design
  • New PPD ES&H Member
  • Traffic Policy Revisions
  • Information Wanted
  • Fire at Underwriter's Laboratory
  • Unsecured Gas Cylinder Incident

April

  • Earth Day Fair
  • PPD Grassroots Safety Committee
  • Distracted Driving Awareness
  • Flood Safety Awareness
  • Harness Recycling
  • Battery Recycling Video
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Hard Hats 101
  • Fix-a-Leak

May

  • Changing Font & Reducing Margins
  • Chemical & Food Storage
  • Emergency Stickers
  • Soldering Safety
  • Testing Building Materials
  • Seasonal Hazards
  • Motorcycle Safety Month

June

  • National Safety Month & Home Safety Month
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Workplace Office Health Risks
  • Lessons Learned
  • Setting Your Car Mirror Properly
  • Correction to May Newsletter - Soldering Safety

July

  • Common Safety Violations
  • Save up to $40 a Month on Electric Bill
  • July is UV Safety Month
  • Fireworks Safety Tips

August

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Lockout/Tagout Basics
  • Near Misses
  • Laser Pointer Safety Alert
  • CFL Recycling
  • Nicor Gas Rebates
  • FESHM Chapter Updates

September

  • PPD ES&H Open House
  • West Nile Virus
  • Spray Can Recycling - Pesticides
  • Stop Work Authority
  • FESHM Chapter Updates
  • National Preparedness

October

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • Toaster Oven Fire
  • Lessons Learned - Electrical Cords
  • PPD ESH Open House
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Ladder Care

November

  • New ES&H Website
  • Deteriorated Electrical Cords
  • Lessons Learned
  • Proper Waste Disposal
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PPD Housekeeping Days
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Emergency Assembly Areas
  • CPR Changes

December

  • Snow Removal
  • FTBF Hazard Awareness Training
  • FTBF Lighting Upgrades
  • Compressed Gas Safety
  • Holiday Lighting
  • Winter Safety
  • January is National Radon Action Month
  • Energy Star Home Insulation
  • Bed Bugs

 

2009

January

  • De-stress
  • Handy Equipment
  • Furry Critters

March

  • MINERvA
  • Resourceful & Creative Employees
  • Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • Training

April

  • Quality Assurance
  • Incident Summaries
  • Increased Radiation Exposure
  • Summer Students
  • Lesson Learned
  • JHAs
  • Updated FESHM Chapters

May

  • PPD ESH Open House
  • Thank you from Amber
  • Outdated Pharmaceuticals
  • ArgoNeuT

June

  • Shutdown 2009
  • Take 5
  • Tune It Up
  • Injury Report
  • Household Recycling and Hazardous Waste

July

  • ES&H Kudos
  • New PPD ESH Member
  • PPD Housekeeping Days
  • Incident Report
  • AEDs

August

  • NEPA Process
  • H1N1 Flu
  • Phasing Out HCFC Refrigerants
  • Cell Phone Use

September

  • Seat Belt Usage
  • EPA's Pick 5
  • Suspect/Counterfeit Items
  • National Preparedness

October

  • Fire Prevention Week
  • What's Wrong With This?
  • Pedestrian Crosswalks
  • Forklift Inspections
  • EPEAT
  • Prescription Safety Eyewear
  • Hazard Identification
  • MINOS Reminder
  • New Chemicals

November

  • Federal Employee Texting Ban
  • Power Tool Safety
  • H1N1 Update
  • What is Wrong With This?
  • Construction Project Reminder
  • Household Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

2008

January

  • Costly Vehicle Idling
  • Stay Safe in the Winter
  • Are You Radioactive?
  • 2007 Injury Statistics

February

  • Tornado Awareness Week
  • Bean-E-Doo
  • American Heart Month

March

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Fluorescent Lighting Hazard
  • PPD Housekeeping Days

April

  • Fermilab's Safety & Health Policy
  • Monitors Off
  • Vortex Cooling Chamber

May

  • BBQ Safety
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Electrical Safety Month

July

  • The White Barns
  • Summer Vacation Safety
  • Battery Recycling

August

  • One million hours
  • Housekeeping Days
  • Lessons learned
  • Updated FESHM chapters

September

  • AEDs
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • PPD tours
  • Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

October

  • Trips and falls
  • Halloween safety
  • How to JHA

November

  • Traffic violations
  • Dangerous tires

December

  • Energy star
  • PPD Grassroots safety committee

 

2007

December

  • Parking lot etiquette
  • Soldering safety
  • MRSA