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2019 Risk Management Safety Awards

By | Association News, Safety Corner

The MACo Risk Management Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Midwinter Conference in Helena.  MACo recognizes counties exhibiting a continued commitment to job site safety and whose safety performance and programs are excellent.  The Awards promote awareness of workplace health and safety throughout the counties and offer the opportunity for counties to share model programs.  This year, awards were presented to Sanders County and Dawson County.

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Lesson Learned: Exploding Batteries

By | Safety Corner

On 2/13/19 A lead-acid battery exploded in a member county road shop.  Battery acid splashed on to the employee.  Luckily, the employee was not injured because he was wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which included safety googles, rubber gloves, boots, and a long sleeve shirt.

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Safety Corner: New Year’s Tips

By | Safety Corner

Over 42,480 American workers missed at least one day of work due to ice, sleet, or snow-related injuries in a single year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Safety directors can keep workers safe in icy temps with these 10 simple workplace winter safety tips.

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