Sawhorse Advisory #50 – Struck by Accidents

Sawhorse Advisory #50 – Struck by Accidents

From age 15 to 24, being struck by or against objects (not including vehicles) is the leading cause of unintentional injury resulting in an emergency room visit, according to NSC (National Safety Council) data. At this age, many of these injuries are attributed to sports.

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Sawhorse Advisory #49 – Hand Tool Safety

Sawhorse Advisory #49 – Hand Tool Safety

Carry all sharp tools in sheath or holsters. Tag worn, damaged or defective tools “Out of Service” and do not use them. Do not use a tool if the handle surface has splinters, burrs, cracks or splits.

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Sawhorse Advisory #48 – Fall Safety

Sawhorse Advisory #48 – Fall Safety

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.

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Sawhorse Advisory #47 – Beach and Water Safety

Sawhorse Advisory #47 – Beach and Water Safety

While lifeguards and lifesavers watch over you and your children when in the water, children require constant parent/adult supervision when visiting the beach or when they are around any body of water. You should…

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Sawhorse Advisory #46 – Insect Bites and Stings

Sawhorse Advisory #46 – Insect Bites and Stings

Most reactions to insect bites and stings are mild, causing little more than redness, itching, stinging or minor swelling. Rarely, insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe reactions. Some insects also carry disease, such as West Nile virus.

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Sawhorse Advisory #45 – Heat Illness

Sawhorse Advisory #45 – Heat Illness

Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. In 2017, 87 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts, the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council. Heat-related illnesses can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death.

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