OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

In this issue OSHA provides on-site compliance assistance to protect recovery workers, public during tornado recovery efforts in Texas, Oklahoma Louisiana woman sentenced to 57 months in prison for providing fraudulent hazard waste training and impersonating OSHA official in wake of Gulf Oil Spill OSHA safety stand-down at Southeast construction work sites kicks off OSHA's … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – June 3, 2013 Edition

Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture.

Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: May 21, 2013 The Web site for the City of Moore, Okla., recommends “that every residence have a storm safe room or an underground cellar.” It says below-ground shelters are the best protection against tornadoes. But no local ordinance or … Continue reading Why No Safe Room to Run To? Cost and Plains Culture.

Oklahoma Military Needs Your Help

In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.

 

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63rd CST supports Moore tornado search and rescue operations
In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we have found Military families and First Responders in need through Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma National Guard. We are preparing care packages and pallets of materials to send out asap (hopefully by Friday or early next week, and continuing as needed).

We welcome your help in collecting items and/or donating funds to help with the added shipping costs.  

Here are the most needed items — for your convenience, you can find many of them on our Amazon.com “Wish List”which ships directly to us:        

OK Support1. Nonperishable food: Baby Formula, Bottled Water, PowerBars, KIND Bars, energy bars or any other nutritious item that is both non-perishable and easily stored. 

2. ClothingAny type of new clothing: Men, Women and Children.

3. Entertainment items: Playing cards, books or any other entertainment that does not require electricity. 

4. Morale lifts:

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Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?

Is testing positive for pot enough to disqualify an injured employee from receiving workers’ comp benefits? Vincent Hogg worked at the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center. He suffered an injury to his right shoulder and neck while subduing an unruly, combative juvenile. The Worker’s Compensation Court (WCC) found Hogg sustained an injury at work and … Continue reading Injured At Work……. Positive Test For Pot: Does Employee Get Workers Compensation?

OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Preparedness Introduction Preparedness Response/Recovery Additional Resources It is important to monitor weather sources to be informed when a winter storm is possible and to be familiar with the terms used to describe the likelihood, immediacy, and conditions of a potential storm.  The box below provides information on the types of winter storm watches and warnings. … Continue reading OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Firefighter Safety – The Importance of Seatbelt Use

International Seat Belt Pledge “I pledge to wear my seat belt whenever I am riding in a Fire Department vehicle. I further pledge to insure that all my brother and sister firefighters riding with me wear their seat belts. I am making this pledge willingly; to honor Brian Hunton my brother firefighter because wearing seat … Continue reading Firefighter Safety – The Importance of Seatbelt Use

Wiped off the map: Shocking Before and After Images Reveal How Giant Tornado Ripped Apart Joplin’s City Landmarks

By John Stevens Last updated at 4:07 PM on 28th May 2011 Devastating 198mph tornado tore a path a mile wide and six miles long straight through Joplin, Missouri Deadliest single tornado in more than 60 years with at least 125 people killed 1,500 people still remain unaccounted for, according to fire officials 'This is … Continue reading Wiped off the map: Shocking Before and After Images Reveal How Giant Tornado Ripped Apart Joplin’s City Landmarks

Storm chasers capture amazing video of multiple vortex tornado in Oklahoma

It is a little known but amazing phenomenon that sometimes accompanies tornadoes – multiple vortices coming from one larger twister. Storm chasers descended on the area of yesterday’s deadly tornado outbreak and two were able to capture amazing video of what looks like small tornadoes circling a larger twister. When witnessed from the ground, multiple … Continue reading Storm chasers capture amazing video of multiple vortex tornado in Oklahoma