Category Archives: Health

Safety Tips for Extremely Cold Weather Conditions

Winter can bring extremely low and dangerous temperatures with added wind chills, so it’s important to take proper precautions to minimize your risk of danger presented by severe cold weather. Before Extreme Cold Weather Hits • Be aware of weather conditions ahead by staying updated with the media • Prepare for the worst. Ensure you -->

Are You Ready if a Storm Were to Hit Tomorrow?

Winter weather can be treacherous. Snowstorms can look beautiful but can have devastating effects. Make sure your family is ready for a snowstorm with these simple tips: • Keep an eye on the forecast: make sure you know what the weather looks like for the week ahead. Do you have plans that need to be -->

Help Keep Employees Safe from Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural fibrous material that can have devastating effects on workers if proper precautions aren’t taken. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of diseases, including asbestosis, a chronic lung disease resulting from prolonged exposure to asbestos dust; lung cancer and other cancers; and mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer than affects the -->

Preventing Hypothermia in Outdoor Workers

Working outdoors in harsh weather conditions can leave workers susceptible to illness like hypothermia. Due to the long-term effects and potential fatalities of cold illnesses, a few prevention tips could save safe a life: Dress the Part: Avoid Cotton and Goose Down Clothing is the single most important resource to keep you warm. Once wet, -->

Nurses Union Calls on OSHA to Follow Cal/OSHA Ebola Standards

National Nurses United is urging OSHA and state government to help keep nurses and other health care workers safe from the Ebola virus by adopting safety standards issued by the California Division Occupational Safety and Health. Cal/OSHA released updated guidance on November 14th that requires all state hospitals to provide workers who are at risk -->

Toxic Chemicals Put Salon Workers at Risk

Salon workers are frequently exposed to products that contain harmful chemicals and are linked to certain cancers, reproductive issues and asthma, according to a report from the environmental health advocacy group, Women’s Voices for the Earth. These products contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene and ammonium persulfate. More than 60% of salon workers have contracted -->

Six Cold Weather Safety Tips

Winter is near! Here are seven safety tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during colder temperatures: 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. 2. Bring the pets indoors! 3. Avoid frozen pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the -->

Walmart Announces a 5-Day Black Friday

Black Friday is no longer on just Friday, according to Walmart. The world’s largest retailers says it will display discounted items such as TVs, tablets, toys, and other products over a five-day period at the end of this month and into the beginning of December. The reason behind this longer the retailer stretching out the -->

9 Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life

While there is plenty of safety advice on the Internet, these nine suggestions seem to ne not well known, even though they may be highly beneficial hen applied: 1. Keep Your Car Keys on Your Night Table: If your car key-fob contains a panic alert button and your car is in range of your bedroom, -->

The Number of Older Americans Who Fall and Suffer Serious Injuries is Soaring

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently. Nearly 24,000 adults over the age of -->