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Public Works

Approximately 45% of employee accidents in municipalities occur in public works including utilities. Work on roads and around heavy equipment is inherently dangerous. The award winning video, Don't Get Caught in the Crush Zone shows the precautions that must be taken to prevent these accidents.

The two largest causes of DPW injuries are body mechanics (49%) and fall downs (19%). The videos Back Pain, Stop and Think and Smart Moves to Avoid Falling Down address these issues. Another especially relevant video is Driving During Emergencies and Natural Disasters.  Any governmental agency may download and use these videos.

Shift Briefings: Research has shown that the accident rate can be reduced by reminding employees of basic precautions at the beginning of each day’s operations.


Backhoe Accidents

Bench Grinders - General

Bench Grinders – Dressing the Wheel

Bonding & Grounding

Concrete Hazards


Exiting Large Vehicles

Fatality in the Work Zone

Finger Crush Hazards

Fire Extinguisher PASS Poster

Fire Extinguisher Ratings

Flammable Liquid Cabinets & Cans

Flammable Liquid Drums

Hearing - How Loud is Too Loud

Hearing - Inserting Foam Ear Plugs

Hit by a Roller

Hot Work & Fire Watch


Lock Out/Tag Out

Monthly Extinguisher Inspection

Raised Components

Removing a Manhole

Respirators – Voluntary Use

Road Flares

Road/Sign/Walkway Program

Sanitation Collection

Sanitation- Rear Pack Rollover

Sanitation- Riding Back Steps

Spotter Hand Signals

Traffic Control Mobile Work Zones

Winter Season

Cold Weather – General

Cold Weather – Remove Snow from Vehicles

Shoveling Snow Best Practices

Snow Plow Operator Safety Briefing

Snow Blower - General

Fall Season

Chainsaw-General Safety Awareness

Leaf Collection - Crush Zone

•Leaf Collection General Safety

Leaf Vacuum - PPE Considerations

Traffic Control for Mobile Work Zones

Wood Chipper

Summer Season

Heat Related Illnesses: Risks Rise with Temperature for Outdoor workers

Blades of Gory: Mower Safety

Poison Ivy

Tips on Dealing with Chiggers

Safety Cans for Fuel Transport & Storage

What Outdoor Workers Need to Know about Sunglasses

Sunburn Hazards

Use of Low-speed Utility Vehicles (Golf Carts)

What you need to know about lightning

Lawn Care Equipment

The Importance of Good Hydration

Using the UV Index

Mower Safety