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Safety Nugget Week of December 4 - Death by Christmas Decoration

Dec 04, 2017

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.

Safety Nugget Week of November 13 - Online Shopping

Nov 13, 2017

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.

Safety Nugget Week of November 6 - Driving at Night in Deer Country

Nov 09, 2017

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

Safety Nugget Week of October 23 - Halloween Safety

Oct 27, 2017

Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common-sense practices can keep events safer and more fun.

Safety Nugget Week of October 16 - How to Make Your Furniture Safe for Kids

Oct 17, 2017

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:

Safety Nugget Week of October 2 - Most Dangerous Place For Eyes

Oct 03, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of September 25 - Airplane Seat Position

Sep 28, 2017

When traveling with airplane, before taking off and/or landing, flight attendants always ask passengers to put seat back into its upright (uncomfortable) position.

Safety Nuggett Week of September 18 - Fine-Tune Interim PSM Audits

Sep 14, 2017

Fine-Tune Interim PSM Audits:

Safety Nugget Week of September 11- Is Your Kitchen Sponge Making You Sick?

Sep 14, 2017

On my drive to Stillwater this morning, NPR reported on how much bacteria can be found in your kitchen sponge. According to a study published in Scientific Reports the density of bacteria reached up to 45 BILLION per square centimeter. Yuck!

Safety Nugget Week of September 4 - Products of Distillation

Sep 07, 2017


Safety Nugget Week of August 28 - Back to School

Aug 30, 2017


Safety Nugget Week of August 7 - Work Zone Safety for Drivers

Aug 09, 2017

While driving in Stillwater during summer time, I've seen all kinds of roadworks: the work on 6th street and Perkins Rd, Western and McElroy, in front of Sprouts, etc. In fact, during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured. Rear-end crashes (running into the rear of a slowing or stopping vehicle) are the most common type of work zone crash. Fatal work zone crashes occur most often in summer and fall. I feel it may be helpful to bring up this safety nugget for us at this time and the upcoming season when the town will be filled up with students.

Safety Nugget Week of July 31 - Non Routine Operations

Aug 01, 2017

Safety Nugget Week of July 24 - Locked out of the House!

Jul 26, 2017

Last week, our three-year-old son locked himself inside the house while Anand and I are working in our front yard. We didn't realize that until we are headed inside and we saw the garage door locked but, that should be less than 5 minutes he headed into the garage. Our first concern was, was he in the garage? It was a very hot day and he usually cannot open the door that leads to the house. Soon, we went around the house and called for him from the backyard, for which he responded. We were at least relived he is inside the house and not locked in the garage. We talked to him but couldn't get him to open the dead bolt. Out of the three doors that lead to the house, he somehow communicated and opened one of them and got us inside, for which we were very proud he could do it.

Safety Nugget Week of July 17 - Cybersecurity and PSM

Jul 19, 2017

Cybersecurity has been on the news a lot recently, ranged from the credit card record breaches to national elections etc.