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.read more
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A TORNADO THREATENS | Prepare NOW –Know your area’s tornado risk. In the U.S., the Midwest and the Southeast have a greater risk for tornadoes…read more
All the carols tell us that this is “the most wonderful time of the year!” But a lot can go
wrong over the holidays.
This infographic from Iron Security advises us to be aware of safety hazards such as frayed electrical cords; be aware that holiday theft – either from our homes or of delivered packages from porches – is an issue; and to be safe when doing things like frying turkeys or burning holiday candles.read more
It happens all the time: One family member gets the flu, and before you know it, everyone else has it too. Flu germs can spread even before symptoms appear, and you can infect others up to a week after you first become sick. By practicing a few simple rules at home, you can help keep your family healthy and prevent the flu from spreading.read more
It’s Labor Day! One last hurrah of a holiday before autumn, and—the #1 holiday for the greatest number of injuries and trips to the ER—especially for children.read more