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System Safety, Health and Environment Resource Center (SSHERC)

What's New

Severe Weather
Severe weather season is here. The National Weather Service has updated many of its forecast pages. Beginning March 7, all existing bookmarks to forecast.weather.gov will change. Please visit the main webpage and make updates to your bookmarks as needed.

Now is the time to prepare for severe weather, at home and in the workplace:

Resources for Weather Information and Workplace Readiness

May Is Mental Health Month
One in five Americans will experience mental illness or be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. In Oklahoma, nearly 22.4 percent of the population will experience a mental health condition at some point. Suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death for young people in Oklahoma.

May 8-12: National Safety Stand-Down
The National Safety Stand-Down is scheduled for the week of May 8-12. Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Fatalities from falls accounted for 350 of the 937 construction deaths in 2015. The Stand-Down is an opportunity to discuss fall prevention with employees.

U.S. Department of Labor National Safety Stand-Down Resources (external link)

SSHER Center Safety Newsletter
June/July 2017 (PDF, 254k) 
April/May 2017 (PDF, 222k)