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Safety Nugget Week of May 30 - The Benefits of Massage

May 31, 2016

What exactly are the benefits of receiving a massage?

Safety Nugget Week of March 28 - Danger Ahead! No, Danger A'foot'

Mar 28, 2016

There is a common thread that almost everyone shares and that is the wearing of shoes. Now, for some, the type of shoe is not that important as long as it serves the purpose of covering the feet; keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and if found on sale - even better. There are others who think of a pair of shoes as an accessory to an outfit and every outfit should have a matching pair. In these instances it's about the color, style and season. And then there is the mandatory safety shoe required by certain employers to be OSHA compliant due to the environment and possible dangers that could occur if not worn. But that's not what this Safety Nugget is about.

Safety Nugget Week of January 25 - Electric Circuit Overload

Jan 25, 2016

What is an Electrical Circuit Overload?

Safety Nugget Week of November 23 - Would you attempt to save a life?

Nov 20, 2015

I recently finished my CPR class, a license that each employee of FRI is required to have. A subject that is now very close to my heart and I will tell you why a little later. When I was told it was a post-requisite to my employment I thought, 'okay, I work in a quiet office setting, but it certainly won't hurt having it.' The class I took was sponsored by the American Heart Association, my instructor was a retired fire fighter an outstanding combination for teaching such an important subject. My hat goes off to them for a very worthwhile teaching program and to FRI for requiring this. One question asked of us at the end of our CPR class was this:

Safety Nugget Week of September 28 - Novelty Makeup: Special Effects Without Aftereffects

Oct 01, 2015

Fall celebrations are just around the corner such as Halloween and Harvest Day, a time for children to dress up in costumes, enjoy parties and eat yummy treats. But children aren't the only ones who enjoy dressing up and putting on fun makeup, there are adults who jump at the opportunity to do just that and not just for the annual holiday. For example the stage actor who participates in plays that require elaborate costumes and makeup. State Fairs with magic, theatrics and the hundreds of fair-goers young and old walking around with painted, sparkling faces of their favorite animal or fantasy creature. Let's not forget school parades boasting their team spirit and private costume parties that call for the elaborate imagination of special effects, glitter and lots of color, that which is called novelty makeup.

Safety Nugget Week of September 21- Flu Season Is Upon Us - Who Should Get a Shot?

Sep 28, 2015

"Flu season" in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. The 'flu' or influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different and the influenza can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu. It's highly contagious, so anyone who does get it will spread it if precautions are not taken. Over a period of 31 seasons from 2007 going back to 1976, the estimated deaths in the United States alone vary considerably from 3,000 to 49,000. The reason for the variance is due to language written on the death certificate but if we were to just go by the lower number, that's a total of one hundred people per year who have died from the flu. Many flu related deaths occur in people 65 years and older, those with low immune systems or babies who have yet to build up their immune system.

Safety Nugget Week of July 20 - Do You Have An Earthquake Readiness Plan?

Jul 20, 2015

Shake, shake, shake it's an earthquake! Earthquakes have become as common here as in California. Oklahoma experienced 585 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, opposed to the 109 earthquakes of the same magnitude in 2013, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Earthquake safety has become an issue. Unlike experienced Californians we here in Oklahoma, after getting past the initial shock of the ground shaking and moving under our feet, realize a tornado shelter is no protection for an earthquake! So the immediate question asked is, 'what safety procedures should be followed to prepare for an earthquake?'