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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
Small space? The definition of a confined space in construction has changed under OSHA. Without this knowledge, you may be subject to OSHA violations, fines, higher EMR and Worker Comp costs. In addition, if you are found negligent you may be subjected to lawsuits and other legal proceedings. Have your safety procedures in arm's reach. Our safety booklets, CD-ROMs, DVD programs, compliance manuals, and compliance kits will provide you and your employees with all the information you need regarding confined space entry. Following OSHA standards, you can rest assured that you are compliant within your industry.
How long will food stored in the refrigerator be safe to eat during a power outage?
Emergencies happen, especially with extreme weather conditions. When they do, the best strategy begins with an emergency plan. This includes knowing the proper food safety precautions to take before, during, and after a power outage.Minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness by knowing how to determine food safety. You can learn the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency with these food safety facts from the Food and Drug Administration.
• Have a refrigerator thermometer.
• Know where to buy dry ice.
• Keep three days worth of ready-to-eat foods on hand that do not require cooking or cooling, which depend on electricity.
When the Power Goes Out
• Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible.
• A refrigerator keeps food cold for about four hours if it is unopened.
• A full freezer keeps the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.
• Refrigerators should be kept at 40 F or below for proper food storage.
Once the Power is Restored
• Check the temperature inside of your refrigerator and freezer.
• If you keep an appliance thermometer in the freezer, check the temperature when the power comes back on. If the freezer thermometer reads 40 F or below, the food is safe and may be refrozen.
• If you do not keep a thermometer in the freezer, check each package of food to determine its safety. You can't rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals or is 40 F or below, it is safe to refreeze or cook.
• Refrigerated food should be safe as long as the power was out for no more than four hours. Keep the door closed as much as possible.
• Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs or leftovers) that stays above 40 F for two hours or more.
Inadequately refrigerated or frozen perishable food such as meat (like beef or pork), poultry (such as chicken or turkey), seafood, milk, and eggs may cause illness if consumed, even when thoroughly cooked.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month we want to remind all to raise awareness withing their circles of the dangers of Sexual Violence, which can also take place as a part of Workplace Violence, and for parents and educators can involve Teens – Dating – Violence.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and CDC’s Injury Center is urging you to spread the word about preventing sexual assault. Sexual violence is a serious problem that affects millions of people every year. National studies indicate that an alarming 1 in 5 women have experienced rape or attempted rape and 1 in 15 men have been made to penetrate someone during their lifetimes
Sexual Violence involves a range of acts including attempted or completed forced or alcohol/drug facilitated penetration (i.e., rape), being made to penetrate someone else, verbal (non-physical) pressure that results in unwanted penetration (i.e., sexual coercion), unwanted sexual contact (e.g., fondling), and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences (e.g., verbal harassment, voyeurism). The consequences of sexual violence burden victims with physical and psychological injuries that can last throughout the lifespan—a burden that also results in significant economic and societal costs.
Sexual assault is preventable, not inevitable. Evidence supports comprehensive approaches with interventions at multiple levels (individual, relationship, community) are critical to having a population level impact on sexual violence.
We've shared all sorts of information about mobile phone technology and safety... FEMA App – Your phone can prepare you, FDA, CPR and SmartPhone Apps, Reach Loved Ones and other articles... Are you old enough to remember a time before Smart Phones? How about time before mobile phones of an type?
Today, it's difficult to imagine a time before cell phones. But, that time wasn't all that long ago. On this day in 1973, the first portable cell phone call was made in New York using a
Motorola phone. Motorola researcher and executive Martin Copper called his rival Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The phone used to make this historic call weighed nearly two-and-a-half pounds, was nine inches long and more than five inches deep. It offered a talk time of 30 minutes, and took 10 ours to re-charge.
Most of us love to travel - exploring new places, learning about other people, cultures, architecture, art,, and more.
The last thing anyone wants is to become ill or injured while away from home. Planning a spring break trip? Protect Yourself While Traveling
We have shared articles and information about Traveling and how to Plan and be Safe, Travel Safety Tips, Being Prepared for Emergencies When Traveling or in a Hotel, Travel First Aid Kits, a Guide For RV Travel, and the Travel Safety App from the CDC.
Another thing to consider is that the Flu travels, too - while it may not be Flu Season at home, there may be outbreaks where you go. The risk for exposure to influenza during travel can depend on the time of year and destination. If you plan on traveling, make sure you know how to protect yourself from the flu. Check out the Influenza Prevention: Information for Travelers page at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
While we aren't avid anti-smoking advocates, we do share what information we can for those concerned about smoking or wanting to quit. From Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease to information about E-cigs, background on Heredity & Death and Physiology of the Heart and Lungs... even side notes about Cold Feet and thoughts about Smoking tied to Mental Illness... now here are some tips from the CDC:
Did you know that Today is world water day?
March 22 United Nations World Water Day
The day was established in 1993 to bring awareness to the world's water crisis, with 1.8 billion people using a contaminated water source. The UN has a goal of giving everyone safe access to water by 2030.
World Water Day is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water that is contaminated.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.
Learn more and get free posters, facts sheets and more! http://www.worldwaterday.org/
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Red Cross Month provides an opportunity to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Opportunities to be a “hero” include volunteering for a worthy cause, making a donation to a charity, donating blood, or taking a safety class.
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