My 13-year-old recently discovered woodworking and received a scroll saw for Christmas. We got the saw all put together and I captured this fist cut with it. After snapping the picture, I showed it to him and pointed out that he needs safety glasses as well as taking the time to think about what he is wearing while using this, or any other power tool. I urge everyone to take the opportunities to point out to our family the safety hazards we see in everyday life.
My mom called last week and was telling me a story of the previous evening. She received a call from her neighbor who thought someone was inside her house. She asked my mother to come over and help her. When my mother got to her house, the neighbor was alone but there was obviously something wrong. She couldn't figure out what it was. She thought of a stroke but the neighbor had no slurred speech so she dismissed that, helped her check out the house and got her back to bed. When she called to check on her the following morning she found out she was in the hospital from a stroke.
Recently my 12-year-old had a bicycle wreck on a gravel road. A few hours and a few stitches later, we thought everything was okay. He was put on an antibiotic for a precaution. The next morning, he was unable to lift his leg off the bed. His knee was hurting terribly. So, the second evening in the ER and a second stronger antibiotic we thought now everything will be okay. Wrong. Two days later we were at a third appointment and he was admitted in the hospital for a couple nights. Everyone should know the signs of infection when to follow up with your doctor.
We recently voted on the topic of how to deal with drug related crimes in Oklahoma. I don't want to get into how you voted. But I would like take a moment to remind everyone to clean out their medicine cabinet and destroy any unused prescription pain killers. Keeping these medications out of the reach of others is extremely important.
Last week my husband told me about a safety lunch and learn he had been to that day. The Washington County Sheriff's office had come in and talked about Active Shooter Preparedness. Deputies went through several scenarios for public locations and at home. The US Department of Homeland Security says, "Active shooter incidents, in many cases, have no pattern or method to the selection of victims, which results in an unpredictable and evolving situation." The Department of Homeland Security has a short informative video available. According to the government Planning and Response to an Active Shooter guide, staff members should be trained to:
I was looking for supporting information about keeping food safe while picnicking. But then I stumbled upon an article about using public picnic tables. I had never thought about this before and was really pretty disgusted while reading it. I know at home I wipe the table down after a meal with disinfectant spray but never thought about it when I go for a picnic. Boy, I will now. Keep reading to see what I learned.
FRI will reimburse each employee for his/her vaccination. So please stop by your local Walgreens or Doctors office and get vaccinated today. Make sure to get a receipt and take it into Yvonne for reimbursement.
I love Fall! Everything about the season is great. It's a time for football, crock pot cooking and chilly weather. This time of year calls for the heater of a morning but the AC in the afternoon. If you use a space heater instead of changing the thermostat in the house, or possibly one in your garage or workshop, please keep in mind the rules of safety. The NFPA states that spaces heaters are the cause of approximately 1/3 of household fires. Here are a few simple rules I found.
Did you know that over the counter vitamins that are said to be healthy for you and even food can have an effect on medications you already take?
Every morning I turn on Channel 6 news and listen while getting ready for my day. It is quite shocking how many house fire reports say there was no working smoke alarm. I try to remember to change my smoke alarm batteries at daylight savings times of spring forward and fall back but sometimes life gets hectic and it's easy to forget.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.