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CPSC Data Shows Toy Recalls Declining, Toy Injuries Increasing

To help keep what has been called the most wonderful time of the year happy and incident-free, CPSC is encouraging consumers to adopt a three-pronged safety approach.

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

If you've decided to have turkey as the main entrée for your Thanksgiving feast, how do you safely defrost and prep the bird before you pop it in your oven?

WISHA Offers Ladder Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

The combination of workers doing tasks they normally do not do, along with an all too often careless approach to ladder safety, can lead to the worst holiday ever. Falls from ladders have resulted in permanent disability and even death

MD Anderson Offers Holiday Exercise Tips: No Gym Required

By adding heart-pumping twists to tasks already on a holiday to-do list, men and women can get daily exercise throughout the holiday season, said experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Here's how to turn exercise excuses into heart rate-boosting opportunities this holiday season.

Nursing Researchers Offer 'Harm Reduction Strategies' for Long Work Shifts

According to University of Maryland School of Nursing researchers, nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities may perform better by following the lead of airlines, trucking, and nuclear plants by limiting hours of service, ensuring prompt and definite breaks during shifts, and other scheduling strategies.

Cintas Shares Critical Fire Safety Tips

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, Cintas has issued a list of fire protection and safety tips to help businesses prevent fires and be prepared in the event of a fire.

ASSE Offers Free 'Ergonomics Tip Sheet'

The American Society of Safety Engineers' Ergonomics Branch is providing tips to help reduce MSDs at work and at home as part of October's National Ergonomics Month.

10 Prevention Tips for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship.



Researchers Caution: Handle Snow Blowers with Care

As winter weather approaches, homeowners may prepare by dusting off the snow blower--and its safety manual. Clearing the driveway with a snow blower doesn't have to be a dangerous task. But, unclog a snow blower with your hand, instead of the chute-cleaning tool, and you risk broken bones or amputation.

Bedbugs have a tendency to hitch rides from one location to the next.

New Report Ranks Top U.S. Cities for Bedbug Infestations

According to Terminix, reports of bedbug infestations in office buildings and retail shops are on the rise. The company offers tips for keeping the pests at bay.

Personal Trainer Offers Safety Tips for Exercising in the Heat

The record high temperatures that have dominated most of the summer are continuing to make outdoor activities more dangerous. Despite the extreme heat and humidity many people are exercising outside because they know winter is just around the corner.

Houston Doctor Offers Tips on How to Beat the Heat

According to Dr. James Muntz, drinking water before outdoor activities is good, but if you plan to be active in the heat for an hour or more, sports or electrolyte drinks are a good supplement as drinking too much water in a short period of time can drop the body's sodium levels, causing a condition called hyponatremia.

AANS Offers Back-to-School Injury Prevention Tips

With kids going back to school soon and football practice already underway in many communities, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is issuing an injury prevention message about football and cheerleading.

ASSE Offers Heat-Illness Safety Tips

Dry, hot skin with no sweating is not a good sign; it’s one of the symptoms of heat stroke and can be deadly. When working in the heat, try to have a cool cup of water every 15 minutes.

OSHA Offers Electrical Equipment Safety Tips

If electrical equipment is used in ways for which it is not designed, you can no longer depend on safety features built in by the manufacturer. This may damage your equipment and cause employee injuries. Here are some common examples of misused equipment.

USFA Offers Residential Hazardous Materials Safety Tips

All of us have many products in our homes and garages that may be hazardous if used, stored or disposed of improperly. They may pose serious fire, health, or environmental hazards. If they are used, stored, and disposed of properly, however, they can be relatively safe.

CPSC Warns of Dangerous Counterfeit Electrical Products

Counterfeits can be extremely difficult to spot as it could be a knock-off of a name brand product or one that bears an unauthorized certification marking. CPSC offers the following tips to help avoid counterfeit hazards.

OSHA Offers Some Job Hazard Analysis Tips

A job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. Supervisors can use the findings of a job hazard analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in their workplaces. This is likely to result in fewer worker injuries and illnesses; safer, more effective work methods; reduced workers' compensation costs; and increased worker productivity

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Stay Out of the ER During Memorial Day Weekend

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, fun in the sun, by the pool, on a boat, or at a barbeque can quickly send you to the emergency department on Memorial Day if you don't plan ahead. Here are five tips that you and your family should follow in order to stay safe and healthy over the holiday weekend.

FDA Offers Consumer Shopping Tips on FoodSafety.gov

This week's FoodSafety.gov blog provides consumers with seven tips for avoiding foodborne illnesses when buying food.