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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
This extreme heat isn't just uncomfortable- it's dangerous. And if you work outdoors, it's important to protect yourself.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a new mobile app to help keep workers stay safe in extreme heat.
For construction workers, Jonathon Pence and Jerry Clein, staying hydrated is a priority.
"Just constant water breaks, you work until you don't sweat anymore then you refill with water so you have something to sweat again," said Pence.
"It is warm, its awful warm, and it stays this way," Clein said.
With a scorching heat wave this weekend, temperatures are expected to soar into the triple digits.
"Find someplace in the shade, drink a little bit of water and go back at it," Clein said.
And heat exhaustion is an issue they both battle every day.
Which is something the Occupational Safety Health Administration-- OSHA-- wants to prevent.
The app allows workers to calculate the heat index for their work site and displays a risk level to outdoor workers.
All you have to do is input the temperature and humidity and it shows you the heat index.
"A lot of times you don't realize what the humidity level is, and more important is not necessarily temperature but humidity," Clein said.
They're hoping workers will use it to prevent heat related illnesses and fatalities.
Get OSHA's new heat index app for Android HERE and for i-pad HERE
Jonathon Pence downloaded the app right away. "When your working you don't pay a lot of attention to how you feel, you just keep working, because you have a job to get done, but if you have something that tells you what the warning signs are, and you start feeling that then you will pull back and know that you are at risk."
And knowing the risk can save your life. Employers are responsible for the health and safety of workers on the job.
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