The best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these prevention tips.
There are many factors that can contribute to traffic accidents in marine terminals. Oftentimes, accidents are caused by a combination of factors.
According to the Federal Communications Commission, it is important for consumers to keep in mind that during an emergency, many more people are trying to use their wireless and wired line telephones at the same time when compared to normal calling activity. When more people try to call at the same time, the increased calling volume may create network congestion.
Appropriate personal protective equipment such as safety goggles and gloves must be worn to protect against hazards that may be encountered while using hand tools. Workplace floors shall be kept as clean and dry as possible to prevent accidental slips with or around dangerous hand tools.
Falls and falling objects can result from unstable working surfaces, ladders that are not safely positioned, and misuse of fall protection. Workers are also subject to falls or to the dangers of falling objects if sides and edges, floor holes, and wall openings are not protected. Any time a worker is at a height of six feet or more (construction industry) or four feet or more (general industry), the worker must be protected.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk for injury during and after an earthquake is high. Prompt first aid can help heal small wounds and reduce chances of infection. Tetanus is a potential health threat for persons who have wounds.
In case of an emergency, try to determine what the person was exposed to and what part of the body was affected before you take action, since taking the right action is as important as taking immediate action.
Guidelines highlight transport platform operation, inspection, maintenance, and fall protection.
Many errors related to medications are preventable. The Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers several ways in which patients and consumers can prevent these errors.
An estimated annual average of 378,700 fires, 2,740 deaths, 13,090 injuries and $5.6 billion in property losses associated with residential fires were reported by fire departments from 2003 through 2005. CPSC recommends consumers replace the batteries in their smoke and CO alarms annually and test the alarms monthly.
A written program for job safety and security, incorporated into the organization's overall safety and health program, offers an effective approach for larger organizations. In smaller establishments, the program does not need to be written or heavily documented to be satisfactory.
Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold water immersion, exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call for emergency help.
Winter storms can dump snow and sleet quickly and unexpectedly. Take the opportunity to prepare your home and family while the weather is sunny and bright.
To help Realtors(R) protect themselves and their clients, the National Association of Realtors(R) is reaching out to its 1.2 million members as part of the sixth annual Realtor(R) Safety Week, Sept. 14-20.
Most people do not think about wearing eye protection while cleaning, cooking, doing yard work or working in the garage. However, half of all eye injuries occur when doing these everyday chores.
NFPA and AAA have joined together to urge the public to be aware of the risks associated with vehicle fires and highlight steps that can be taken to help prevent these fires from occurring.
About 37,000 people are treated for unintentional nail gun injuries each year in hospital emergency departments across the United States. Forty percent of these injuries occur among consumers in non-work environments.
With gas prices soaring, more people are using bicycles as a cost-effective way to commute to and from work. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety is reminding people how to not only safely operate a bike, but how to share the road with motorists.
Golfing can be a treat for both the mind and body. However, an injury to the bones, muscles or joints can cast a big shadow over the day.
A recent study found that only six percent of respondents have taken any action to prevent drowning incidents at home.