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  • Mystery Deal. How Much Will Your Egg Save You?

    Mystery Deal

    How Much Will Your Egg Save You?

  • Work Zone Awareness Week

    This is National Work Zone Awareness Week!

    Learn about what to do to promote road worker safety... National Work Zone Awareness Week - FLAGGER AHEAD: Means changes ahead! - Go Orange Day is Wednesday

    Tips for driving safely in work zones:

    • OSHA-SafetyObey warning signs – they are posted in advance of road construction projects to give you time to follow their instructions to merge, slow down or stop.
    • Stay alert and minimize distractions. Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and resist the temptation to get on your cell phone or engage in other distracting behaviors while driving through a work zone.
    • The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision, so remember to leave at least two seconds of braking distance between you and the car in front of you. The amount of space required to provide two seconds of stopping time will increase the faster you're driving!
    • Stay calm. Work zones aren't there to personally inconvenience you. They're necessary to improve the roads for everyone.
    • In any work zone along any road, major or minor, expect the unexpected. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people and vehicles may be working on or near the road.
    • You may see flashing arrow panels or "lane closed ahead" signs. Merge as soon as possible. Don't zoom right up to the lane closure, then try to barge in - if everyone cooperates, traffic moves more efficiently. Motorists can help maintain traffic flow and posted speeds by moving to the appropriate lane at first notice of an approaching work zone.
    • Slow down when the signs say to. Speeding is one of the leading causes of work zone related crashes so slow down and take your time.
  • Use Your Noodle- It's April Pools Day!

    Today is April Pool's Day! Learn about Swimming & Pool Safety Today.

    Healthy and Safe Swimming - How Safe is Your Swimming Pool? - Chlorine doesn’t kill all germs in pools and spas - There are millions of swimming pools in the United States


  • Groundhog Day Sale!

    Image of punxsutawney phil and big title reading: Long cold winter. Groundhog day saleThat’s rightGroundhog Day is a week away, and until it happens, we know not when Winter 2017 will end.
    It is already bitter cold in many areas, wet and flooding in others, and who-knows-what still lies in store for Americans this cold and blustery season?

    To help you be Winter Ready, we are offering you an additional 10% off all these great Winter Items you need now through Groundhog Day! Enter Code “GROUNDHOG” in your shopping cart and take an extra 10% off our already deep-discounted prices on these Winter Essentials.

    Image of diphen for allergies, cough drops and cold relief tablets.

    Cold & Cough Winter Remedies

    "That blizzard thing" giving you the sniffles? We hope not. These will help. Cough drops too!
    Image displaying three body warmer packs

    Cold Weather Body Warmers

    "Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties cause its cold out there..."

    Image of winter electrical black out kit, lanter, flashlight, mini flashlight and first aid kit

    Winter Electrical Black Out Kits

    “When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope”

    Image of roadside emergency kit, flares, utility gloves, and jumper cables

    Winter Ready Automotive Kits

    "Don't drive angry! Don't drive angry!" ..."Expect hazardous travel later with that blizzard thing."

    Image of seasonal pandemic flu pack, face mask, hand sanitizer and exam gloves

    Cold Weather Contagion Prevention

    "It's just still once a year, isn't it?" Either way, you can stop contamination.

    Image of mini stove, candles, matches, glow sticks and flashlights

    Emergency Lighting & Heating Gear

    “They sing songs 'till they get too cold and then they go sit by the fire and they get warm”
    Image of emergency water bag, emergency food ration and mini water packs

    Emergency Survival Food and Water

    “So what are you doing for dinner? Umm... something else. Too early for flapjacks?"

    Image of SOL Bivvy sleeping back and an emergency blanket.

    Severe Weather Shelter & Sleeping

    “It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last…” Hypothermia can set in at 55° F

    "Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring." While Groundhog Day is a lighthearted movie about a fun winter rite, the reality is that - just as in days gone by - Winter is still Deadly and Dangerous Today.

    Groundhog Day is February 2 and has been celebrated since 1887. On Groundhog Day, crowds gather in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see if groundhog Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow after emerging from his burrow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter weather. Originally, in many locations where this was observed with less famous groundhogs than Phil, the way it worked was that if the day was cloudy when a groundhog emerged from its burrow on this day, then it would indicate an early Spring; if it was sunny, the groundhog would supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather would then persist for six more weeks. Some say that the tradition has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear was the prognosticator, as opposed to a groundhog. The custom also has strong similarities to the Pagan festival of Imbolc (the seasonal turning point of the Celtic calendar, which is celebrated on February 2 and also involves weather prognostication).

    Get ready for a long Winter with all the great Winter Safety Needs above and learn more by reading our Winter Safety Articles.

    If you don't "get" the quotes above… you really need to watch the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray – always good for a chuckle.

    Use Discount Codes Box in your Shopping Cart (Not found on Checkout Page)

    Clever Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny Fine Print...

    Available Online or Toll Free – This sale ends at Midnight on Groundhog Day! (2/2/17) While this is a Winter Sale, and applies to all the recommended Winter Items above, there are oh-so-many other items we offer that apply to Winter Readiness (for instance, you can’t be ready for Winter Exigencies without a First Aid Kit…) so we are making this discount available site-wide on all our products, except Laerdal, Simulaids, and Oxygen Items!
    Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or incentives. Offer cannot be applied to completed orders. While supplies last, offer subject to substitution or change without notice, call with questions or for further details.

  • Happy Monday

    Happy Monday

  • Is an N95 mask better than a face mask?

    N95Not necessarily.

    An N95 mask offers more comprehensive protection that a dust mask or other facemasks – whether the situation requires it or not.

    An N95 mask filters out at least 95% of all airborne particulates that are .03 microns or larger. (This is were the "95" comes from!) Meaning, it protects against harmful dust, fog, smoke, mist, gases, vapors, sprays, and pathogens such as flu viruses.

    A face mask (also called a surgical or procedural mask) protects the wearer from airborne bacteria and larger particulate matter such as dust and smoke. It also protects others from "catching" the wearer's oral and nasal bacteria. However face masks do not protect the wearer from airborne pathogens or harmful mist, gases, vapors or sprays.

  • Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too.

    Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job.

    Heat Safety Tool

    By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

    When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it - right on your mobile phone.

    heat_appThe App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

    Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.

    The OSHA Heat Tool is available in Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. To access the Spanish version on the iPhone, set the phone language setting to Spanish before downloading the app.

    Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.

    For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA's heat illness webpage, including new online guidance about using the heat index to protect workers.

    ⇒    Heat & the Elderly
    ⇒    HEAT
    ⇒    Death by Heat
    ⇒    Extreme Heat and Your Health
    ⇒    Beat the Heat
    ⇒    Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke
    ⇒    Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ☀️
    ⇒    Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke

  • Watch your step!

    We often talk about the dangers of slips, trips and falls at home and at work. There's a lighter side to slips, though, too - often sharing something funny is a way to draw attention to the more serious.

    Tripping in public can be incredibly embarrassing, but if you're Paige Ginn, you find ways to make embarrassing moments funny. Ginn records videos of herself falling in public to see the reactions of strangers: Do they help? Do they laugh? Or do they pretend to see nothing at all?
    It's been a hilarious human experiment that also makes you question what you would do in those situations. Let's hope you don't react like some of these people:


    Read more:

    Ξ   Slippery When Wet
    Ξ   Seniors and Falls
    Ξ   When was the last time you evaluated your slips, trips and falls safety training?


    slips-trips-falls-tileWe all slip, trip, and fall - It's what you do afterward that matters. Our booklets, CD-ROMS, DVD programs, and compliance kits will provide you and your employees with all the information you need regarding slips, trips, and falls. Following OSHA standards, you can rest assured that you are compliant within your industry. There is even a game available to keep training fun and innovative and a poster to serve as a daily reference.

  • Adults need Vaccines, too...

    • Adult vaccination rates in the United States are still very low, even among those at high risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.
    • Adults with chronic conditions are more likely to develop serious complications from certain vaccine-preventable diseases—take the quiz and find out which vaccines you may need.


    Also read:

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    ∼ says – Find Vaccines Near You!

  • National Night Out

    NNPNational Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community
    partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

    This is the 33rd annual National Night Out: a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. In addition, it sends a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

    The National Night Out program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August. Note: Texas and a select few areas celebrate the first Tuesday of October.

    Neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

    The best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. Preventing and solving crime is a community effort. Neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is August 2nd this year, get out there and Join the Fun!

    • Knowing your neighbors is a great defense to keep your neighborhood safe.
    • Being aware of your neighbors' habits can assist in noticing if something does not seem right.
    • Create an email chain for your street/neighborhood to help keep the neighborhood abreast of safety tips and crime trends.
    • Go outside and be visible by hosting block parties, going for walks, playing in the front yard to show potential criminals that you live in a tight knit community where neighbors look out for one another.

    A neighborhood with mowed lawns, flowers, and freshly painted homes looks like it's cared for, and this alone can help deter crime. Learn more


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