1. For the Nonce
    Categories: Outdoor Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    For the Nonce

    So for the time being, weather has calmed on the coasts, but a bitter cold system spreads through the central states and part of the northeast. This arctic blast i s heading beyond the Midwest, venturing south as well. With zero degree temperatures in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, we know Winter is really here. All major weather predictors call for heavy...
  2. Categories: Outdoor Safety

    Play it Safe Outdoors

    Unfortunately, we don’t have downy penguin coats to keep warm. When going outside, do not leave areas of the skin exposed to the cold. Learn to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite.  - Did you know hypothermia can start at 50?F?  - Do You Know the Signs of Hypothermia?  - Recognizing Hypothermia  - Hypothermia  - Frostbite  - How to Avoid Frostbite When exposed to cold...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics

    CDC warns to Equip in advance for emergencies

    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) remind us to be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages. Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers. Eating Right During a Power Outage. Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged. When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions. Keep an up-to-date emergency...
  4. Categories: General Safety Topics, Outdoor Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays Webinar

    Are you prepared for the holidays? The Federal Emergency Management Agency is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on how to prepare for winter weather and discuss holiday preparedness safety tips.  Title: ‘Tis the Season: Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Register Meanwhile, review these...
  5. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health Tips & Outdoor Safety

    Cold Injuries

    We talked about the cold Winter already settling in on us yesterday in our It’s Cold! post. What happens if you didn't follow those Winter Safety Tips and find yourself suffering? Learn about Frostbite & Hypothermia How to Avoid Frostbite Winter Weather: Frostbite Do You Know the Signs of Hypothermia? Recognizing Hypothermia Don't forget Cold Stress & Cold Weather Safety, too!
  6. Categories: Child Safety, First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Health Tips, Outdoor Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Do You Know the Signs of Hypothermia?

    We've discussed Hypothermia, including Recognizing Hypothermia as well as Cold Stress & Frostbite in the past. Now with Winter fast approaching and temperatures plummeting, FEMA reminds us we need to learn the signs of hypothermia With Winter just around the corner, it is time to think about cold weather safety; specifically hypothermia. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature, usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures...
  7. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health Tips & Info News

    Mind the Weather

    Winter isn't over - spring comes in March - while it may be hot right now in California, Ohio is freezing... what will tomorrow bring? Hard to say... be ready for freezing cold, or melts and flooding.. just be weather-ready in general! It is a good idea to focus on a few basic things to keep your employees, and yourself, safe and...
  8. Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Winter Safety Campaign

    As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we try to keep our readers up to date with the newest resources and information for safety in each season, and for all types of weather and climates. "Meteorological Winter" is December, January, and February.  Winter is a dangerous season, with many risks, and a lot to prepare for. Winter Safety Campaign Winter storms, snow, windchill...
  9. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Prepare for Winter Weather

    While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures...
  10. Categories: Health Tips & Info News

    Winter Safety

    Over the years employers have discovered that their employees miss more time from work as a result of "off-the-job" accidents than due to injuries experienced on the job. Many of these accidents occur during the winter holidays, as employees do things that they are not familiar with or haven't done "since last year". Fortunately, most of these accidents can be...

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