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Read article: Quicker check-in process for Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program clinics
Quicker check-in process for Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program clinics
If you plan to attend a University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program training clinic...
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Read article: Pesticide applicator in-person training and testing locations and dates set for 2023-2024
Pesticide applicator in-person training and testing locations and dates set for 2023-2024
The University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program has released their upcoming clinic schedule. While locations span the state, the number...
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Read article: WPS pesticide safety training requirements refresher: Illinois
WPS pesticide safety training requirements refresher: Illinois
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation intended to reduce the risks of illness or injury resulting from occupational exposures to...
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Read article: Know this for a simplified registration and licensure process
Know this for a simplified registration and licensure process
In December, the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program will once again offer in-person training clinics. Seats will be quite...

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Stay alert for deer behind the wheel in fall
URBANA, Ill. — Deer are more active in the fall and drivers should be cautious when traveling after dark. While accidents can happen at any time of year, most deer-vehicle incidents occur between dusk and dawn during the months of October, November, and December. Drivers should slow down and...
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Tree stand safety starts on the ground
URBANA, Ill. – With archery season opening Oct. 1, Illinois deer hunters will soon start heading to the woods.  Tree stand falls are one of the most common hunting injuries that can be prevented with some simple safety measures such as always wearing a harness and choosing a sturdy tree...
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As you hunt, look out for power lines and poles
Stay safe this hunting season in more ways than one SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Now that hunting season is upon us, Safe Electricity reminds hunters to survey their surroundings before aiming at the next big prize. Take a moment to look up and out for...

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Electrical Hazards During and After a Storm

It is important to prepare in advance for a severe storm or natural disaster. Gathering emergency kit items, having a communication plan in place and knowing when, how and where to take shelter saves lives. It is easy to be complacent about storms or think that they won’t strike close to home....

Caught in a Storm: Lightning Safety

As the sun heats the air, energy is created with air movement, and lightning typically comes from towering storm clouds. Fortunately, accidents involving lightning are very avoidable. Safe Electricity has the following suggestions to stay safe from the dangers of lightning:

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