January 2013

  1. Categories: General Safety Topics & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Winter Weather: Frostbite

    Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in people with reduced blood circulation...
  2. Categories: Flu & Pandemic

    Vaccines.gov says - Find Vaccines Near You!

    Adults need more than just the flu vaccine. It is now easier for adults to find all of the vaccinations adults need. The HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free online service that helps consumers locate vaccine providers (like pharmacies and health clinics). By entering an address or zip code, you can easily find nearby providers of recommended adult vaccinations including the...
  3. Categories: Pet Safety

    From the CDC’s Winter Weather Health & Safety Updates...Pet Safety

    Cool Tip of the Week Make Arrangements for Your Pets During Winter Weather - If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen water. Learn more >> For more information on Winter Weather safety, see CDC's site for Emergency Preparedness &...
  4. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Asbestos Removal Company Cited for Safety Violations

    Lorice Enterprises LLC of Albany, N.Y., has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for one willful and eight serious violations of safety standards after the company was inspected in August 2012. The company was reported to OSHA by the New York State Asbestos Control Bureau after it was found that workers were improperly removing asbestos-containing roofing material...
  5. Categories: General Safety Topics

    The Department of Labor on Staying Safe in Winter Weather

    The DOL reminds us that January's frigid temperatures are sweeping across much of the nation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on the case. Outdoor workers engaged in activities during extreme cold are at risk of trench foot, frostbite, hypothermia and other illnesses. OSHA has life-saving information available online for employers and workers. If you're involved in emergency...
  6. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Special Needs and Tornadoes: A Joplin Story

    it has been almost two years since a devastating tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, and the community continues to rebuild. Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit Joplin to learn more about The Independent Living Center -Joplin (TILC), one of seven programs chosen as a promising example of FEMA’s Whole Community Approach to emergency management...
  7. Categories: Flu & Pandemic

    Why does being older than 65 put me at a higher risk for flu?

    Dr. Bruce Gellin, Director of the National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, talks about why people over 65 are at a higher risk for the the flu and what they should do to protect themselves.
  8. Categories: CPR

    Prolonged CPR May Boost Chances for Cardiac Arrest Victims

    Performing CPR for longer periods of time boosts chances of survival in both children and adults in hospital settings, two large U.S. studies show. The first study examined the medical records of more than 3,400 hospitalized children in the United States and Canada who suffered cardiac arrest between 2000 and 2009. The second study looked at 64,000 adult hospital patients...
  9. Categories: General Safety Topics

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was. At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles & General Safety Topics

    Cinnamon and Honey

    Drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which...

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