Safety Awareness

There cannot be enough emphasis placed on safety awareness.  During the course of our daily jobs, we often forget how important safety is until something happens that could have otherwise been avoided with an ounce of prevention.  Please take the time to send safety articles, tips and specific occurrences from your region to the regional safety liaison in your jurisdiction.  If these items are shared with other members, then hopefully we can prevent the same thing from happening to you and increase safety awareness.

NCWM Safety Program Toolbox

Central Weights and Measures Association (CWMA) Liaison

Brenda Sharkey
South Dakota Weights and Measures
118 W Capitol Avenue | Pierre, SD 57501
P. (605) 773-4091
E. brenda.sharkey@state.sd.us


Northeastern Weights and Measures Association (NEWMA) Liaison

Michael Sikula
New York Bureau of Weights and Measures
Building 7A State Campus | Albany, NY 12235
P. (518) 457-3452
E. mike.sikula@agmkt.state.ny.us


Southern Weights and Measures Association (SWMA) Liaison

Elizabeth Koncki
Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway | Annapolis, MD 21401
P. (410) 841-5790
E. konckiea@mda.state.md.us


Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA) Liaison

TBD

2019

Check it out! The Happy-list State - Elizabeth Koncki, MD
Don't Get Zapped! - Brett Gurney, UT


2018

Is it Safe to Run Gasoline Through a Large Volume Prover? - Mike Sikula, NY
Preparing Employees for an Active Shooter Event - Julie Quinn, MN
Safety is Up to Me! - Brett Gurney, UT


2017

OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck Standard - Julie Quinn, MN
Working Around Stinging Insects - Mike Sikula, NY


2016

Safety in Standard Operating Procedures - Brett Gurney, UT
Safety Recommendations: Climbing Tanker Trucks for Sampling or Inspection - Mike Sikula, NY
Save the Ears! - Elizabeth Koncki, MD


2015

Defensive Driving - Doug Rathbun, IL
Don't Be a Statistic - Brett Gurney, UT
Defensive Driving: Towing a Trailer - Elizabeth Koncki, MD


2014

Are You Protecting Your Back, Fingers, and Toes? - Brett Gurney, UT
Making Annual Safety Training Fun - Julie Quinn, MN
Emergency Preparedness: Gas Stations with Transfer Switches - Mike Sikula, NY


2013

Behavior-Based Safety - Julie Quinn, MN
New Requirements for Right-to-Know Training - Mike Sikula, NY
Wireless Device Use at Gas Stations: Is It Safe or Not? - Matthew Curran, FL


2012

Consumer Tips for Proper Gasoline Handling - Steve Hadder, FL
Working in Confined Spaces - Douglas Deiman, AK
Controlling the Risks of Solitary Workers - Brett Gurney, UT 


2011

Incident Reports Improve Safety - Julie Quinn, MN
Vehicle Safety Issues for the Weights and Measures Inspector - Douglas Deiman, AK


2010

Motorized Weight Mover Safety - Manuel Villicana, CA
Sources of Safety Training and Training Materials - Mike Sikula, NY
Using Inspection Checklists to Improve Hoist Safety - Julie Quinn, MN