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Another danger is from rising internal body temperatures, which can become dangerous at 100.4 degrees. As internal temperatures continue to rise, it can lead to heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or a more serious medical emergency known as...Learn more
Cold weather and frigid temperatures bring an array of unique health & safety hazards. Slick walkways cause slips and falls, head and back injuries and broken bones.But cold weather also brings other, less obvious problems. Cold air is deceiving...Learn more
In 2004 a violent tornado cut through an Illinois community and leveled a 240,000 square foot manufacturing facility with 200 people inside. The building was completely destroyed along with every vehicle in the parking lot. Amazingly, no one was...Learn more
The key to working safely in colder temperatures starts with understanding what cold weather injuries are and how to avoid them. Although slips, trips and falls are common problems, there are other dangerous hazards resulting from unprotected...Learn more
Fierce storms can strike without warning. Prepare for disasters by having an emergency contact list on hand. You should also keep a back up supply of batteries, bottled water, non-perishable foods, along with a well-stocked first aid kit. Reinforce...Learn more
When you know a storm is approaching, that is the time to take action. Insulate your home by covering windows with plastic on the inside to keep the cold air out. Wear several layers of lightweight clothing, making sure that the outer layer is water...Learn more
When you know that a storm is on its way, you need to ensure that you've got the things you need in your home to get through. A 3-day supply of water is essential, as is 3 day's worth of non-perishable food. You should have a number of reliable...Learn more
Once the storm has passed, assess the condition of yourself and your family. If your home has lost power, go to a designated public shelter. Avoid driving in sleet, rain or dense fog where possible. Wear warm, loose fitting, lightweight clothes....Learn more
Exposure to heat can cause serious health problems. If working in prolonged heat conditions, seek a shaded area, and stay well hydrated. Wear loose clothing that covers you from direct sunlight. Take your phone with you. Use a sunscreen with a high...Learn more
Working outside on a hot day means that workers have to contend with the heat and humidity. But they also have to contend with insects, which can be much more than a nuisance. In fact, some of them can cause very serious illnesses, such as Lyme...Learn more
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