Agenda and materials for the upcoming conference call.

June 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1100 AM ET

Webinar Information:
Call-In Number: 303-248-0285
Access Code: 5863657
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More OE Links and Info:

From ORAU:
With summer quickly getting here, it is important to think about summer safety both at home and work:

Application Resources:
  1. Heat Safety Tool application -
  2. Weather application -

  1. Heat Index Charts
  2. NIOSH Infographic: Protecting Your Worker from Heat - (listed under Guidelines, Procedures, and Best Practices)
  3. OSHA Quick Card, Protecting Workers from Heat Stress - (listed under Guidelines, Procedures, and Best Practices)
  4. Summer Safety Posters (20 resources) -
  5. Tick Borne Infections (see 3 attachments)

Training Resources – DOE TSL Index:
  1. Heat Illness- Strikes -
  2. Heat Index Charts
  3. Lightning Safety - Before Lighting Strikes
  4. Sun Safety training slides -
  5. Thermal Stress Awareness, Self-Study (-

Other Resources:
  1. Tick Management Handbook; An Integrated Guide for Homeowners, Pest Control Operators, and Public Health Officials for the Prevention of Tick-Associated Disease -

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release

Release Date: May 22, 2018
Release Number: 18-161
CPSC Urges Riders to Keep All-Terrain Vehicles Off Roads in New Public Service Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the ATV riding season begins, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching a new public service announcement, urging riders to keep all ATVs – OFF paved public roads. Every year, there are about 650 deaths and 100,000 injuries involving ATVs, according to CPSC’s Annual Report.

VIDEOS: ATV safety public service announcement, :30 and :90 available in English and Spanish

“Even if your county or town law permits ATVs to be driven on paved public roads, we urge you to take caution and keep your ATVs off these roads,” says Ann Marie Buerkle, CPSC Acting Chairman. “Off-road vehicles are not designed to be driven on paved surfaces, and collisions with cars and other on-road vehicles can be deadly for ATV operators.”
Nearly one-third (32%) of reported deaths, or at least 770 deaths (during a four-year period from 2010 to 2013*), were related to incidents involving ATVs being ridden on paved roads or parking lots. It’s important for every rider at every age to know:
  • Off-road vehicles are designed to be driven only on off-road terrain, not paved surfaces.
  • Off-road vehicles are difficult to control on paved surfaces and are at-risk of overturning.
  • On paved roads, off-road vehicles are at a higher risk of colliding with cars, trucks and other vehicles.
  • In many states, it is illegal to ride off-road vehicles on paved roads.

More than 2,400 deaths related to ATVs were reported for the four-year period from 2010 to 2013,* for all surface types, including paved surfaces. An estimated 430,000 ATV-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms during this same period.
In addition to knowing the dangers of riding on paved surfaces, all riders should always follow the safety tips below when operating an off-road vehicle:
  • Always wear a helmet and other protective gear, such as eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Never ride with more passengers than there are seats. Most ATVs are designed for one rider.
  • Get hands-on training from a qualified instructor.
  • Riders younger than 16 should only drive age-appropriate youth model ATVs, never adult ATVs.

For more information, including deaths by state, visit
*Reporting for 2014-2017 is ongoing.

Lawsuits, Safety Experts Sound Alarm About Popular Off-Road Vehicles

By Susan Hogan, Meredith Royster and Perkins Broussard, NBC4, Washington DC

The parents of a young woman who died in a horrific off-road vehicle fire are blaming the company for covering up deadly defects. They shared their story with Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan for the first time. (Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018) -

Spring is in full swing along with increased rain, wildlife, and pedestrians on the road.

Most motor vehicle accidents happen between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. which is during the time when children are coming home from school and adults are returning home from work. Safe driving assists in reducing accidents.

Driving distractions includes more than cell phone use, there are many items or actions that take a driver’s attention away from the road.

Prevention of driving distractions starts before getting behind the wheel. Preparation before driving can help in reducing distractions.

Before driving:
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Pre-program routes on GPS devices.
  • Review all maps and directions prior to driving.
  • As much as possible, prepare children with everything needed.
  • Keep the car tidy, stow and secure loose objects.
  • Secure pets prior to driving.
  • Pre-set radio, media, and climate control.

While driving:
  • If a call must be made or received, look for a safe opportunity to pull over and park.
  • Do not text, surf the web, or read e-mails while driving.
  • Keep two hands on the wheel at all times.
  • Avoid eating, drinking, or grooming.
  • Reduce speed, especially in school zones.
  • Wear a seatbelt and ensure all passengers wear theirs.
  • Keep eyes and mind on the road.

While enjoying the warmer months, keep safety in mind, especially when behind the wheel.

R. M. Hendrickson
Associate Administrator
for Management and Budget

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