Health & Safety Office
The City of Hot Springs coordinates a citywide safety program making effective use of safety funds and other resources to save lives and reduce injuries in the workplace. We provide leadership, innovation and program support in partnership with traffic safety advocates, professionals and organizations.
The City Safety Office administers funds from the Human Resources and Utilities Departments and oversees the workplace safety program efforts supported by these funds for the City of Hot Springs.
2020 Employee Safety Committee Members
Left to right: (2019 ESC) Sarah Miller, Lauren Dees, Teri Vann, Rob King, Brent Persinger, Aaron Graulua and Kirby Needles. Not pictured: Antonio Canada, BJ White, Eddie Fleming, Lee Doege, Eric Thomason
The goal of CHS Safety Committee is to develop and promote a healthy and safe environment for all employees and visitors to our facilities through the involvement of all individuals with regards to education, communication and safe work practices.
SAFETY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
I am committed to safety, compliance, and creating a safe haven where I can do the right thing without compromising safety or productivity.
I promote a culture of safety where my behavior matches clearly stated safety intentions.
Safe behavior by me is essential and central to the success of the City of Hot Springs as a whole.
I make this commitment daily.
To download or print the pledge to keep on your person or in your office, click here.
- February 2-8 is National Burn Awareness Week
- March is Brain Injury Awareness and Workplace Eye Wellness Month
- March 16-22 is National Poison Prevention Week
- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
- April 5-11 is National Window Safety Week
- April 6-12 is National Public Health Week
- April 20-24 is National Work Zone Awareness Week
- April 27-May 1 is National Playground Safety Week
- May is Motorcycle Safety, National Electrical Safety, Clean Air, Trauma Awareness, National Water Safety, Healthy Vision, Mental Health, Better Hearing and Building Safety Month
- May 4-8 is National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Workplace Falls Week
- June is Safety Awareness Month
- June 4 is National Safety Day
- June 7-13 is National Trailer Safety Week
- July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day
- August is National Immunization Awareness Month
- August 19-23 is Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Week
- National Preparedness Month
- September 18 is Concussion Awareness Day
- October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
Quarterly Accident Report
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA's administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.
OSHA Best Practices
Risk Assessment Code
1 = Critical 2 = Serious 3 = Moderate 4 = Minor 5 = Negligible
|A - Likely to occur immediately or within a short period of time||I - May cause death, loss of facility/asset|
|B - Probably will occur in time||II - May cause sever injury, illness, property damage|
|C - May occur in time||III - May cause minor injury, illness, property damage|
|D - Unlikely to occur||IV - Minimal threat|
To have a copy of the Risk Matrix, click here.