OSHA’S GHS

OSHA’s GHS

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently published some interesting survey results about healthcare workers and their interaction with hazardous chemicals. According to their article in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, “healthcare workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals on the job lack training and awareness of employer […]

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Preliminary results from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preliminary results from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recently released preliminary results from Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries indicate a decline in the number of fatal work injuries from 2011 to 2012. The rate of 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2011 dropped to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2012. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez recognizes the hard […]

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The Centers for Disease Control reminds us

The Centers for Disease Control reminds us

The Centers for Disease Control reminds us that “Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions.” Snow storms, cold snaps, and arctic intrusions — they’re all just part of the scenery at this time of year. Here are some expert tips from the CDC on what you can […]

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2014 is coming in COLD

2014 is coming in COLD

Across the U.S., temperatures are plummeting and wind chills are colder than we’ve seen for a long time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind us that extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who […]

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Hands-Only CPR: Overview

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HOW TO FIGHT A COOKING FIRE

How To Fight a Cooking Fire

Trying add this Fires when cooking are the number one reason for home fires. Quick attention could mean the difference between a small contained fire and one that consumes your entire home. Though we don’t anticipate a fire happening we should always be prepared in case one does arise. When preparing meals at home, you […]

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SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR IMMEDIATELY

Mini Stroke – the 5 symptoms to look for immediately

TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack can be described as a mini-stroke. While a TIA does not necessarily cause serious damage to the brain, it is a serious “brain attack”. TIA’s look just like a regular stroke except that the symptoms disappear in less than 24 hours and many times the symptoms last less than an […]

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SEIZURES

Seizures

Seizures happen when there is an interruption to the electrical activity of the brain. Though there are several types of seizures, the most typical or the one we are most familiar with is, the grand mal seizure. This involves uncontrolled muscle contractions or convulsions throughout the body. Some physical signs of a grand mal seizure […]

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BEING FAT HELPS YOU LIVE LONGER

Being Fat Helps You Live Longer

Gained a few pounds over the holidays?   Thinking about starting a diet?  You may want to reconsider.  A recent study did a systematic review of the findings from 97 previous studies concerning the Hazard Ratio (HR) for all causes of mortality (heart attack, cancer, disease, etc…) in overweight,se and nor obese normal weight participants.   These […]

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