Coexisting With Bicyclists: 10 Rules for Drivers

Love Them or Hate Them, Cyclists Have Road Rights   Every year, hundreds of bicyclists die in traffic accidents involving motor vehicles, and thousands more are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Bicycling advocates say drivers can play a big role in reducing those grim statistics, paving the way for peaceful[…]

Coexisting With Drivers: 10 Rules for Bicyclists

Cyclists Have Road Rights, and Responsibilities   Bicyclists may feel they don’t have a fighting chance on the road, much less any friends riding in 4-ton steel cabins atop four wheels. Media reports tend to dwell on unpleasantries between motorists and bicyclists, notably road rage incidents. Nevertheless, safety experts say, it is possible for bicyclists[…]

Grilling Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer, more people use outdoor grills – and incidents of grill-caused fires go up. Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.   Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, the association adds. According to the Hearth, Patio[…]

Keep People and Pets Safe in the Heat

Safety in the Summer Heat Never leave a living thing unattended in a motor vehicle!  Heat related motor vehicle emergencies are entirely preventable, see below for ways to keep your loved ones safe.  For other ways to help keep your family, friends, and pets safe this summer download our Hyperthermia brochure (English version or Spanish version) for lifesaving[…]

Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer!   Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has health benefits, no[…]

Prevent Overexertion | National Safety Month

Many workplace injuries are a result of overexertion caused by lifting, pulling, or pushing objects. Overexertion is spraining a ligament or straining a tendon or a muscle and occurs when the amount of work attempted exceeds the limits of the body parts doing the work.   People with a preexisting condition, limited mobility, or aging[…]

Kitchen Safety Tips | National Safety Month

Kitchen safety . . . what a huge topic!  It includes (among other things):   Electrical and grease fires Scalding Food safety and preparation Cleanliness Handling hot items (water, hot pans, etc.) Electrical safety Handling small appliances safely Handling sharp objects safely Child proofing and well . . . you get the picture.   A[…]

Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention | National Safety Month

Keep Older Adults Safe and Independent   Your parents have been living quite well in their own home for decades now. But if you’re thinking it might be time to step in and give their home a fall-prevention assessment, you’re right.   Today, Americans are living longer while staying active and healthy. But adults 65 and[…]

Safety in the Summer Heat | National Safety Month

Keep People and Pets Safe in the Heat Never leave a living thing unattended in a motor vehicle!  Heat related motor vehicle emergencies are entirely preventable, see below for ways to keep your loved ones safe.  For other ways to help keep your family, friends, and pets safe this summer download our Hyperthermia brochure (English version or Spanish[…]