Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

Access Encompass October 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses!   Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, highly poisonous, odorless, tasteless, flammable gas that is slightly less dense than air. Carbon monoxide consists of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom connected by a triple bond. It is the simplest molecule of the oxocarbon family.    Formula: CO    IUPAC ID: Carbon monoxide    Molar mass: 28.01 g/mol    Density: 1.14 kg/m³    Boiling point: -312.7°F (-191.5°C)    Melting point: -337°F (-205°C)    Soluble in: Water, Ethanol, Acetic acid, Benzene, Chloroform,...

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Severe Weather Preparedness

Access Encompass September 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! Do you have a plan? Tornadoes A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states. What is...

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811 - Call Before You Dig

Access Encompass August 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! WHAT IS 811?August 11th is 811 National Awareness Day 811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state 811 center’s website a few business days before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line.811 protects you and your community! Hitting a buried line while digging can disrupt utility service, cost money to repair,...

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JSA Planning with a Purpose

Access Encompass July 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! Battling complacency is an everyday challenge for safe work behavior. Today, we will talk about pre-task planning with a purpose.Lazily filling out a JSA is a wasted opportunity to establish what work is to be done and how it should look. Instead of just chatting about the work to be done and maybe discussing some hazards to look out for and certain tools or PPE to use, the job brief can be transformed into a proactive “stop work.” The goal is to establish what the task should look like and preemptively call...

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Eagle Safety Summit

Access Encompass May 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! This month’s safety topic highlights the recent Eagle Safety Summit held in Longview, Texas at the Applied Consultants office on April 27th and 28th.  Safety Directors from all Eagle Infrastructure Services companies (Applied Consultants, Cleveland Integrity Services, Encompass Services, Perennial Environmental, and Central NDT) participated in the face-to-face 2-Day safety conference reviewing existing processes as well as enhancing and developing the strategy for the next 12-24 months.Leaders from each company...

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Access Encompass April 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: over 3,000 people die every year in crashes involving distracted drivers. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reminds us U Text. U-Drive. U Pay. Learn how you can reduce this number. #justdriveYou can also watch the NHTSA Video clip (30 seconds) "U Drive. U Text. U Pay", click here. For the past decade, distracted driving has taken U.S. roadways by storm, endangering not only the distracted drivers, but their passengers, pedestrians, and others...

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