This week (first full week of February) is National Burn Awareness Week in the United States. Let's look at some quick facts about burn injuries:
Last week we had a blast of winter weather. We have two miles of county roads to travel before getting to a major highway. We don't get much traffic on our road so ice can build up pretty quickly. The propane man learned this the hard way. He was stuck in our ditch until a wrecker could come and pull him out.
Injuries are now the number 3 causes of death in the US. Just a reminder to all of us that a Total Safety Culture is necessary for Safety to take hold in or lives. One cannot be only safe at work or at home. One needs to be always safe. The attached article illustrates this very well
Mental health is starting to get more and more focus in the country. Mental health issues can cause daily struggles in a person's personal and professional life. They are a common problem that are frequently misunderstood. Often major improvements can be made after one gets the help he or she needs.
When we have time during the holidays, we usually get those outdoor chores done. Unfortunately, the outdoors can hold many dangers. One of those is mixing damp conditions and electricity. If you plan on using electrical equipment while you work outside, it is important that your equipment is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
The winter holiday season is a festive and eventful time of year that traditionally includes notable increases in lights, colorful decorations, celebrations, family gatherings. Thus, an increase in the usage of electricals and potential safety hazards.
I waited until the coldest weekend to put lights up on our house. As I stood on the ladder, I kept looking at my neighbors' lights on their houses, thinking about my chores list, and attaching light clips to the house. I was definitely distracted. After I dropped my third or fourth clip, I realized that I needed to stop letting my mind wander and focus on the task at hand.
A 59-year-old Washington Township died Sunday after he fell from the roof of his house while putting up Christmas lights, authorities said today.
It is almost Thanksgiving. This year I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house. This also means I will be participating in Black Friday shopping with my relatives. I rarely buy anything but I do love to see the chaos in the stores.
Automobile and deer collisions are a frequent but dangerous event on US roads they are devastating to the deer pf course but can also be lethal for drivers. Here are some pointers to reduce your chances of hitting a deer
Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common-sense practices can keep events safer and more fun.
I just heard this heartbreaking news yesterday "Jozef Dudek had just been put down for a nap at home in Buena Park, Calif., when his father went to check on him - and made a horrifying discovery: The 2-year-old was crushed under an Ikea dresser and could not be revived." Many of us have lovely kids or grandkids at home, and no one wants them to be in such danger. I find the following tips that may be helpful:
When traveling with airplane, before taking off and/or landing, flight attendants always ask passengers to put seat back into its upright (uncomfortable) position.
Fine-Tune Interim PSM Audits: