Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
CPR and First Aid Classes now offered at South Charlotte Ramada Hotel on Thursday Evenings
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
10 Ways to Reduce Pandemic Flu for a Safer Work Environment - OSHA
- Avoid crowded settings.
- Encourage sick employees to stay at home.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Provide tissues and trash cans to employees and public.
- Disinfect telephones, work surfaces, computer equipment and other frequently used surfaces.
- Discourage use of other employees telephones, desks, offices or work equipment.
- Reduce or eliminate unnecessary social interaction.
- Promote healthy lifesytles including good nutrition, exercise, and stopping smoking.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Protect Yourself From Poisonous Plants
- Burning feeling
- Take a cold shower. Use soap or pour cold water over the rash area.
- An over-the-counter antihistamine, such as Benadryl may relieve itching. Make sure to follow the directions.
- Throw away clothes that have come in contact with these plants and bathe pets in cold water and use soap.
- Do not touch your eyes, mouth, and face with your hands.
- Do not scratch or rub the rash.
- A paste of 3 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Reduce Distracted Driving in Teens
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
June is National Safety Month
- Teen Driving - one of the leading causes of death for young people.
- Fall Prevention - the single largest cause of injury in the world.
- Overexertion - not a topic that many people think about but widely important.
- Distracted Driving - becoming more of an issue every day with cell phone distractions and other on-the-road factors.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Summer Safety at the Swimming Pool
Each year the weather gets warmer and the swimming pools open up. Looking for relief from the heat and a break from indoor activities, parents and babysitters take children to the swimming pool. While swimming is a great way to exercise, have fun, and to cool off, there are dangers in the water that most people do not recognize. Below are some tips to make your next trip to the swimming pool a safe one.
Discuss with your children the fact that they should not drink the water in the pool. It is best for them to keep their mouths and eyes closed when swimming underwater. While the most recognized concern is other children who urinate and even defecate in the water, there are other micro-organisms to be concerned about. Because the eyes, nose, and mouth have mucous membranes, they are an easy way for these micro-organisms to enter your body. This is another great reason that children and adults should wash their hands on a regular basis.
If your child complains of being cold, is shivering, has chattering teeth, or is visibly paler than usual or blue, it is time to get them out of the water. Often times the air around us may be very hot in the summer, but the water in the swimming pool has not warmed up enough to prevent shock. Please do not tell your child to keep swimming in order to warm up. This will endanger their life. Instead, if you see those signs and symptoms, get them out of the pool and warm them up slowly. (Rapid warming can cause heart problems.) Place towels or an emergency blanket around them. Sit them in the sun instead of the shade.
Another risk factor includes dehydration. Make sure that your child has adequate clean drinking water. Being in the sun and exercising in the pool can cause them to become dehydrated. Encourage them to keep sipping on water while playing, not just at the pool, but anytime. If your child doesn’t care for water, give them a solution of fruit juice that has been mixed with water; aim for a 50/50 ratio. This will help keep them hydrated in the hotter seasons.