NAPSA Certified Sweeper Operator – Municipal

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Drug Use – Municipal

DRUG USE It may seem like a no-brainer, but we’ve got to say it anyway: If you’re in an accident, you will likely be drug tested. If your drug test comes back positive for illegal drugs, chances are you will be fired. But here’s what you may not consider obvious: Some legal and prescription drugs […]

Ergonomics & Posture – Municipal

ERGONOMICS & POSTURE The dictionary definition of ergonomics: The study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. However, from a more practical standpoint, ergonomics is about safety. Your work environment dictates your posture  For sweeper operators, that means sitting in the cab of a sweeper for lengthy periods of time. Be aware of your sweeping […]

Sight & Hearing – Municipal

Complexity: Easy

SIGHT Your sight is the most important sense you have as a sweeper operator. Making sure your eyes are protected and cared for is more than just a good idea — it’s a job requirement. Eye fatigue can cause problems for a sweeper operator. To avoid eye fatigue: If you wear prescription glasses or contact […]

Sleep – Municipal

Complexity: Easy

You need to sleep. It’s a fact of life. But it’s not just a matter of getting sleep. It’s a matter of getting quality sleep, and enough of it. The consequences of getting a poor night’s sleep? Lack of focus, lack of energy, lack of concentration. You should not operate a sweeper without having had […]

Nutrition – Municipal

Nutrition: You might be wondering why nutrition is the first item in becoming a CSO.  Frankly, this is one of those areas that most in our profession do poorly.  However, how you manage your blood sugar before and during your shift will have a major impact on: – How safe you are – How alert […]

Heat Illness – Municipal

Let’s talk heat. We are not attempting to give medical advise of any kind here.  However, if you work in a hot environment you must become a student of how heat affects the body and tips to avoid the adverse effects. Heatstroke and heat exhaustion are illnesses caused by exposure to extreme heat. If left […]