Safety is part of our culture at CAP. It represents who we are and the way we work. As a part of that culture, we’re a member of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) which means that we are constantly striving to improve upon what we’ve already achieved. In 2020, the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will return to once again audit CAP’s safety programs and facilities to renew our certification.
Beyond Boiling: Microwaves are a quick way to boil water. However, if you leave the water in too long, you can superheat it, which means the water is heated to a temperature above normal boiling point. This can cause the water to become unstable, produce excessive steam and potentially cause it to boil vigorously or “explode” out of the container.
Dog Days of Summer: Hot weather poses special risks for your pooch! Always provide plenty of water, take walks in the early morning, avoid exposing sensitive paws to hot asphalt or sand and never leave your dog in a vehicle.
Flood Facts: Flooded roadways are common in Arizona. Never drive into a flooded roadway, especially one that is barricaded. One foot of water is enough to float many cars and two feet of rushing water can move most vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks.
Monsoon Madness: Monsoon rains can cause power outages. Be sure you have a flashlight and batteries easily accessible, don’t open your refrigerator, keep your vehicle tank at least half full (gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps), and if you normally enter your house through the garage, make sure you have a house key on you.
Climb with Care: When using a ladder, make sure you put it on a surface that is dry and even and are mindful with each step up the ladder. Always keep three points of contact (two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand).