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ZIP IN ACTION

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HEAT SAFETY

It’s officially fall, but we’re not done with heat and humidity yet

Hot temperatures and high humidity are a dangerous combination. Although it’s the time of year when we start seeing a break in the heat here and there, rest assured we are not through with summer-like conditions.

It’s important to hydrate and take other sensible precautions, especially if your job requires you to be outdoors in the heat much of the time.

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Safety Webinar

OEM’s Dominguez shares Houston perspective in National Safety Council webinar

A recent National Safety Council webinar on disaster preparedness featured one of the City of Houston’s own. Charity Dominguez, a staff analyst with the Office of Emergency Management, has a prominent role in the presentation.

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ABOUT ZERO IS POSSIBLE


ZIP stands for “Zero is Possible”, a standards-based safety campaign with the primary goal of driving the City’s occupational safety awareness and mindset toward zero accidents, zero injuries and zero safety compromises.

ZIP was created with an ANSI-Z10 foundation.

According to ANSI-Z10: Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSHMS) help organizations to continuously identify and eliminate safety and health risks, reduce incident potential, comply with regulations and implement risk-reducing interventions.


ROAD TO ZERO IS POSSIBLE


SAFETY FROM THE SIDELINES

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Patsy Jackson helps safety spread in OBO, and results are positive

Although Patsy Jackson did not train for a career in safety, she learned a lot by joining a safety committee where she works in the Office of Business Opportunity.

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American National Standards Institute

ANSI Z-10 News

ZIP is based on the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z-10 standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (OSHMS). It is a premier standard for OHSMSs as shown in the article below.

How the Z10 Implementation Guide Can Improve Your OHSMS Audit