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Occupational Safety and Health Consultant

The occupational safety and health consultant is housed within the Environmental Services Program. The consultant oversees safety issues primarily within the Division of Environmental Quality, and provides recommendations to the remaining divisions on an as needed or as requested basis.

Occupational Safety and Health Fiscal 2012 Accomplishments

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free.

Drivers using handheld or hands-free cell phones are four times as likely to crash according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

hwy hazard information re: distracted driving

The NSC estimates 25 percent of crashes involve cell phones. The number one cause of workplace death is car crashes.

The #1 cause of workplace death is car crashes

Stay prepared for emergencies

Now is a good time to stay prepared for emergencies. You can identify potential hazards and discuss what to do before, during and after an emergency. For more information, visit http://www.ready.gov/be-informed. These are some things you can do to stay prepared:

Prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies. More information is available at: American Red Cross and Centers for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness and You.

Staying safe at work

There are some simple things you can do to stay safe at work: