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  • Posted: Aug 21
    Staying hydrated is even more critical now that it is hot…you’re sweating more. Every pound of weight lost while sweating can equal up to 16-20 ounces of fluid lost. That’s fluid that needs to be replenished as soon as possible. Sweating and weight loss during a work day or a workout is a natural process, but you must replenish both the fluid and the nutrients lost for your body to adapt and recover.
  • Posted: Jul 12
    Whether clearing out dead trees, fallen trees and branches, or occasional operation, it is critical to use proper safety measures when operating a chainsaw. However, not everyone who is handed a saw is properly trained.
  • Posted: Jul 12
    Researchers have developed an on-line tool to allow users to compare costs associated with different road surfaces. The tool will help local road managers select the most appropriate road surfaces for given traffic and load circumstances.
  • Posted: Jun 19
    If your job demands prolonged periods of time spent sitting, this becomes a concern. However, there are some things you can do to help yourself! Preventing and solving the problems associated with too much sitting is very simple.
  • Posted: May 9
    The North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, was recently awarded the Friend of NDACE Award by the North Dakota Association of County Engineers.
  • Posted: Apr 6
    Souris, ND - As spring continues, flooding is wreaking havoc across the state. Flooding from melting snow has filled ditches and farm fields along the Canadian border in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Mar 9
    The North Dakota Truck-Weight Education class promotes voluntary truck-weight compliance in an effort to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. Classes will be held March 31 in Jamestown, ND and April 6 in Minot, ND.
  • Posted: Feb 24
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often-silent killer.
  • Posted: Feb 21
    Have you developed a way to get your work done faster, safer, easier or cheaper? Share your idea and earn some recognition for your efforts. NDLTAP is now accepting submission for its 2017 “You Show Us How” contest.
  • Posted: Jan 10
    According to the National Safety Council, one out of four vehicle accidents can be blamed on poor backing techniques. Backing accidents cause 500 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year. The use of safe vehicle backing tips by employers and employees can help prevent accidents while on and off the job.
  • Posted: Dec 2, 2016
    Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening. Be aware of the wind chill. Dress appropriately and avoid staying in the cold too long.
  • Posted: Nov 10, 2016
    The three-point technique is a simple and effective way to minimize the risk of falling. Use this technique if you are entering the cab of a forklift, climbing onto the bed of a truck or climbing into/onto any other piece of equipment.
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