June 2019
In honor of National Safety Month, we want to help you identify potential hazards at home and in the workplace.

What items in your home seem harmless, but could pose a serious hazard in the wrong hands? Prescription opioids, cleaning supplies and other potentially harmful substances should be stored away and out of sight from children and pets. To reduce trip hazards, floor rugs should be secured and walkways should be free of clutter. If you see an issue, clean it up or fix it right away to keep your loved ones safe.

While at work, consider the "unseen or forgotten" hazards such as increased temperatures and overexertion. As we approach the summer season, plan ahead and dress appropriately for the temperatures you’ll experience on the job. Stay hydrated at all times by drinking water regularly. Overexertion is the main cause of work-related injury. Keep your supervisor informed about any stress or strain on your body incurred from heavy lifting or repetitive motions.Remember to use proper lifting technique.

Be safe,
Chief Karl Lieb

2019 Fireworks Discharge & Boundary Restrictions
Fireworks are restricted in the following areas:
  • All areas east of 900 E. including the University of Utah campus
  • All areas north of South Temple
  • City Creek Canyon
  • East of 300 W., North of Wall Street through Beck Street to the city limits to the north
  • All city parks and wildland-urban interface areas
  • All areas west of Redwood Road
Those caught violating firework restrictions may incur a $1,000 fine.
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Open burning vs. recreational burning: What you need to know
Open burning is no longer allowed or permitted within the city.

Open burning
is defined as "the burning of materials wherein products of combustion are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or chimney from an enclosed chamber." It does NOT include road flares, smudgepots and similar devices that are associated with safety or occupational uses such as open flames or recreational fires. For the purpose of this definition, a chamber shall be regarded as enclosed when, during the time combustion occurs, only apertures, ducts, stacks, flues or chimneys necessary to provide combustion air and permit the escape of exhaust gas are open.

Residents are allowed to enjoy recreational fires such as campfires, cooking fires, or bbqs as long as they meet the safety requirements. It is important to remember that as soon as they become a nuisance (basically anyone complains for any reason) SLC fire crews have the authority to shut them down.

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