“Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: Your Community May Be at Risk” #EyeSafety #PublicSafety

Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe to use when viewing the eclipse. This standard requires glasses and viewers to be thousands of times darker than typical sunglasses. Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses … Continue reading “Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: Your Community May Be at Risk” #EyeSafety #PublicSafety

“Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

Click on Infographic for a larger image! Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton on Mar 17, 2017 The latest report from Safe Kids Worldwide™, Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect between Parent Knowledge and Behavior, explores parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior around medicine storage. According to the report, every year, more than 59,000 … Continue reading “Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

“AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

AA Batteries Rolling Around In Camera Case Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska "How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home" HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -- Some of us may have that kitchen junk drawer that has loose batteries, tools, and other items in it, but these drawers might be a fire waiting to happen. If … Continue reading “AA Batteries Cause House Fire In Hastings, Nebraska” & How To Store Batteries Safely In The Home” #FireSafety

“Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

Recall date: November 4, 2016 Name of product: Samsung top-load washing machines Hazard: The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact. Consumer Contact: Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at http://www.Samsung.com and click on the … Continue reading “Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

“National Preparedness Month 2016” – “Are You Ready?” #NatPrep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNEadTX6zBY National Preparedness Month September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Due to the success of last year’s … Continue reading “National Preparedness Month 2016” – “Are You Ready?” #NatPrep

“FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers … Continue reading “FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps”

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

“New Safety Product Spotlight” – “Ladder Lab – Making an Impact in On the Job Injuries”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgnMoseK4F4 Cincinnati, Ohio--April 4, 2016—The construction industry is one of the most injurious professions in the United States. This industry’s injury figures are higher than police officers and other first responders.  Ladder related injuries are some of the most common within this profession.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of all ladder related injuries occur when … Continue reading “New Safety Product Spotlight” – “Ladder Lab – Making an Impact in On the Job Injuries”

“New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your Tool for Smart Food Storage”

Pretty neat new app from the USDA.

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My wife and I just got through watching a documentary entitled “Just Eat it“. It talks about the amount of food that is wasted in the US (almost 40%) and the world (almost 30%). That means that of the food that is grown, raised, prepared, packaged, etc… 40% of it ends up being discarded.

By far the worst culprit is the individual household. We over-purchase (Thanks Costco) and end up throwing a lot of the food away, thinking it is no longer good to eat. Part of it is the confusion has to do with consumers not understanding the dates on the products that they purchase. There is, of course, the “sell by” date which only means that the store should try to sell it by this date to ensure that the consumer has a reasonable shelf life let on the item after he or she gets it…

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“Safety Comic of the Day” – “Pet Safety”

There are several tips you can follow to help keep your pet safe. Here are a few: Don't let your dog ride in an open truck bed Keep your pet's head and paws inside the car Check your pet's collar regularly Don't let your cat play with string Keep your cat indoors Don't Let Your … Continue reading “Safety Comic of the Day” – “Pet Safety”

Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

Safety took center stage during Super Bowl XLIX thanks to Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” commercial. The spot, which featured a little boy who died from a preventable accident, was designed to be jarring in order to “start a conversation,” Nationwide said. “I’ll never learn to ride a bike. Or get cooties. I’ll never learn to … Continue reading Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

“App of the Day” – WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)

WISER for iOS 3.1.1 Released & Important Ebola Resources‏ Download WISER for iOS here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wiser-for-ios/id375185381?mt=8

Safety Comic of the Day – “Happy Mother’s Day!”

You can feed Mom for free all day on Mother's Day. Almost......... Here are some "Freebies" to treat Mom to today! In what's becoming a Mother's Day rite of passage for the thin-of-wallet, some of the nation's most familiar restaurant chains — both casual dining and fast-food — once again hope to lure in entire … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “Happy Mother’s Day!”

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”