The hot days of summer are here. Throughout the country, thousands of employees who work outdoors face the potential dangers associated with overexposure to heat. Factors such as working in direct sunlight, high temperature and humidity, physical exertion and lack of sufficient water intake can lead to heat stress.
Spring is here, and that means tornado season is a threat for many states. Here are some of the Tornado safety tips that I found maybe helpful to us:
This year's flu gets so intensive that the number of people seeking care at doctors' and emergency rooms is the highest levels reported in the past ten years, especially for young kids and senior people.
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 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:
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.
It's almost summer now in Stillwater! I guess it's about time for most of us to start getting yard and outdoor spaces in tip-top shape. So, I share top 10-yard work safety tips that can help us - and our family - avoid a trip to the emergency room.
The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Celebrations, family gatherings and visits from houseguests traditionally increase in number during the season. However, the hectic pace of the holidays can also present increased risks, such as overcrowded stores and greater opportunities for thieves to target your valuables and personal information. Here are five simple tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season:
Summer is here, which means lots of fun in the sun. Nevertheless, the weather can get extremely hot and quickly go from fun to dangerous, especially for people working outside.
The first tornado watch of the day was issued last week, as an outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, baseball size hail and high winds was predicted to erupt in North Texas and Central Oklahoma. Tornadoes are one of natures most powerful and destructive forces. Here's some advice to prepare for a tornado and what to do if you're caught in a twister's path.
Drive safely, never ever drunk driving.
A thunderstorm complex capable of producing quarter-sized hail and 50 to 60 mph winds was moving through Oklahoma last Friday night and Saturday morning. These storms could produce some locally damaging winds, heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning, according to National Weather Service forecasts.