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MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF
We mention the weather often in TEMO, and rightfully so considering what it throws at us. 2017 presented Texas with Hurricane Harvey, followed by drought, and then one of the warmest winters in a long time. So far this year, we've had one severe weather event after another along with a very long, hot summer accompanied by multiple flooding events over the course of several months.
WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Texas may be known for record summer heat and active hurricane seasons, however ice storms, snow storms and blizzards, while not as common, can and often do occur in parts of the state resulting in significant impact to affected communities. Severe winter weather can also cripple industries and endanger life.
SLOW YOUR ROLL, PUT DOWN THE PHONE AND END HIGHWAY FATALITIES
To claim that the number of fatalities on Texas roads this year is beyond tragic is an understatement – at the time of this writing more than 2,787 people have died in motor vehicle crashes so far in 2018. In other words, thousands of moms, dads, sons and daughters, siblings, coworkers, friends and family, to include the most precious among us...
FLU SAFETY STEPS FOR THE WORKPLACE
Most of the country is seeing a widespread outbreak of the flu and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to try to get their vaccination now.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. Those with chronic conditions like pulmonary and cardiovascular illness, residents of nursing homes and other facilities
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