Yearly Archives: 2014

Safety Spotlight: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Each year, at least 430 people die in the U.S. from accidental Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.  CO is an odorless, colorless gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen into the bloodstream. The first and most common side effect is fatigue and headaches; followed by weaknesses, nausea, confusion and dizziness.  If you […]

Safety Spotlight – Halloween Safety Tips

  The leading injury risks for children at Halloween time are pedestrian injuries, falls, and burns. Please think about the following tips, which can help ensure that your little ghosts and goblins return safely from trick-or-treating.   VISIBILITY Make children more visible to drivers by attaching retro-reflective tape, fabric, or decorative patches (available at fabric stores) to […]

Safety Spotlight: National Immunization Awareness

Each year in August, NIAM provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. Vaccines can protect you from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are recommended for adults to prevent serious diseases such as influenza, […]

Ultraviolet (UV) Ray Awareness

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin.The good news? Skin cancer can be prevented! Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer. Make […]

May is Electrical Safety Month

Please read the following tips and reminders from the National Fire Protection Association.   Additional Tips Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets. In homes with small children, make sure your home has tamper-resistant (TR) receptacles. Consider having additional circuits or outlets added by a […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to: Stop using cell phones while driving Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the […]

Eye Protection in the Workplace

Workplace Eye Wellness Month Taking care of your eyes should always be a priority while you are working. Many eye injuries are irreversible and can be permanent. Workplace eye wellness month is a great time to remind employees about protecting their vision while working. Training on the proper use of machines and harmful chemicals will […]