Protecting Children from Extreme Heat: Information for Parents

Extreme heat can cause children to become sick in several ways. Make sure to protect your child from the heat as much as possible, watch for symptoms, and call your doctor if you see any develop.   Preventing Effects of Extreme Heat: There are several steps you can take to protect your child from heat-related[…]

Is Your Workplace Prone to Violence?

For Some Occupations, Violence is 3rd Leading Cause of Death   Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2014, 409 people were fatally injured in work-related attacks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about 16% of the 4,821 workplace deaths that year.   While roadway[…]

Zika | What You Need to Know

Mosquitoes long have been taking a bite out of warm-weather fun. Now, that bite carries with it the danger of Zika virus, West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.   Reduce the Threat of Zika Virus and Other Mosquito-borne Illnesses   Zika is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, aggressive biters that can strike during the[…]

Bicycle Safety | Live to Ride Another Day

Bicycling is one of the best ways to stay in shape, see the sights, save money on gas and reduce pollution. The benefits are well-known to cycling enthusiasts and local leaders nationwide who have created bike-friendly communities, complete with paths, special bicycle parking areas and other conveniences.   The Risks Bicyclists must take extra precautions[…]

Firework Safety Tips | National Safety Month 2016

Best to Leave Fireworks to the Experts   Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July.   In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to[…]

Drive Alert … Arrive Alive | National Safety Month 2016

Driving while Drowsy – What’s the Harm?   Most people are aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but many do not know that drowsiness also impairs judgment, performance and reaction times just like alcohol and drugs. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours results in an impairment equal to a[…]

Safety in the Sun and Heat | National Safety Month 2016

HEAT ILLNESSES CAN BE FATAL: Would You Know What to Do?   Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.   In 2013, 372 people died[…]

Water Safety | National Safety Month 2016

Not including boating incidents, on average about 10 people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts 2016, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by NSC.   Teens and Young Adults Often Don’t Think About Safety   When we think of water safety, we often think of the potential for[…]