Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) gives you fatal and nonfatal injury data in the United States, and now our WISQARS Mobile Application gives you fatal injury data on-the-go. WISQARS Mobile spotlights four preventable public health problems—motor vehicle-related injuries, prescription drug overdoses, traumatic brain injuries and violence against children and youth. It … Continue reading Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. The latest media-reported figures … Continue reading Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems and tendonitis account for nearly 70 million doctor office visits in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In addition, MSD’s lead to employee absences, lost productivity, and increased health care, disability and worker’s compensation costs. Knowledge of … Continue reading Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Monday. Tacky mats used to trap dirt and other contaminants from workers’ shoes prior to entering a clean room “were visibly soiled with assorted debris,” according to the report from Massachusetts’ … Continue reading Health & Safety Lapses In Lab Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

New Guide Puts Unfamiliar Ingredient Names in Consumer-Friendly Terms – Download Guide Here

by Gretchen Goetz | Sep 13, 2012 Food ingredients such as butylated hydroxyanisol, acesulfame potassium or methyl salicylate may sound scary, but the only thing threatening about them is their name, according to a new guide from the International Food Information Council which explains the names and purposes of common additives in order to make … Continue reading New Guide Puts Unfamiliar Ingredient Names in Consumer-Friendly Terms – Download Guide Here

Food Safety: Research Linking Chicken to Bladder Infections Gets National Attention

BY HELENA BOTTEMILLER | JUL 12, 2012 There is growing evidence that there may be a link between bacteria on meat and antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections in people -- and that link is starting to get high profile media attention. On Wednesday, ABC ran a segment featuring the latest research on both Good Morning America … Continue reading Food Safety: Research Linking Chicken to Bladder Infections Gets National Attention

Preliminary FDA Inspection Report Cites Flaws at Diamond Pet Foods Plant

By Mary Rothschild | May 16, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods, the company behind a massive recall of dry dog food due to Salmonella contamination that has sickened at least 16 people, was not taking "all reasonable precautions" to ensure the safety of its product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection report. The … Continue reading Preliminary FDA Inspection Report Cites Flaws at Diamond Pet Foods Plant

13 Methylene Chloride Related Deaths Linked To Bathtub Refinishing

The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, which is 1 of 9 state Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation programs funded by NIOSH, began an investigation in 2010 to determine the cause of death of a bathtub refinisher, linked to methylene chloride-based paint stripper. The man who died used this stripping product, which was originally … Continue reading 13 Methylene Chloride Related Deaths Linked To Bathtub Refinishing

Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)

Jimmy John's Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus Blames The Negative Press by Dan Flynn | Feb 20, 2012 Or, is the 5th "Sproutbreak" in four years the reason?Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich franchise owners and customers are being told the chain is permanently dropping sprouts from the menu. Jimmy John's restaurants are currently associated with a … Continue reading Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)