Safety & Risk Management

  • 02.01.22

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), scheduled for May 10-11 in San Antonio.

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  • 06.10.21

    Driving Under the Influence of Electronics

    It is generally estimated that we unlock our mobile phones 10 times more than times we crack a smile. April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the National Safety Council estimating that over 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes.  In March 2021, USA Today wrote “The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a [recent] report that 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020, an 8% increase over 2019 and the first jump in four years.”1 This occurred despite the fact that Americans drive 13% less miles during the pandemic.

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  • 10.02.20

    Plumb Works Inc. Receives 2020 PHCC Safety Award

    Federated Mutual Insurance Company proudly announces Plumb Works, Inc., is the 15th annual Safety First! PHCC Contractor of the Year. Owner Jerome Sabol accepted the award Oct. 1 at the Annual Business Meeting of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), held during PHCCCONNECT2020. Plumb Works Inc., a family-owned plumbing service provider, has served the Atlanta, Georgia, area for more than 27 years.

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  • 08.07.20

    Temperature Assessment Devices

    There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, “Some studies suggest that temperature measurements alone may miss more than half of infected people.”

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