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Safety Tips

Attention: Important Operational Schedule Change

Attention: Important Operational Schedule Change

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, National Safety Council Ark-La-Tex Chapter will be closed for all training.

This closure is in compliance with the order from Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. As the Covid-19 pandemic develops, we will make operational changes appropriate to meet those developments.

For any questions, please email us at info@nscalt.org. We will respond to your questions as soon as we are able. Thank you from NSCALT staff.

Safe guidelines for use: Space heaters

Winter is coming, or so whispers that chill of cold air making its way through your office. To keep warm, you may be considering using a portable space heater at your desk.

Before you plug it in, know that portable electric space heaters can present a “major workplace safety hazard,” according to Electrical Safety Foundation International.

Outdoor workers and skin cancer

The American Academy of Dermatology cautions outdoor workers to be aware of an invisible hazard: the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Exposure to these rays for hours is a major risk factor for a number of skin cancers, including melanoma – the most serious form.