Category: Safety

Tips To Prevent Autumn Injuries
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Tips To Prevent Autumn Injuries

Did you know that up to 40% of deaths each year are from preventable injuries? OK, that’s a pretty morbid statistic to open with but it’s important to understand how much we can do to prevent some of the most common injuries. With that in mind, here are a few Tips to Prevent Autumn Injuries...

Baby-Proofing 101: How To Child-Proof Your Bathroom
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Baby-Proofing 101: How To Child-Proof Your Bathroom

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. The bathroom is one of the more hazardous rooms in your home for your child. According to studies, about 43,000 American children are injured in bathrooms and showers every year, with injuries to children four and younger accounting for more than half of the injuries. What can new parents do to...

10 Ways To Be Safe In The Great Outdoors
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10 Ways To Be Safe In The Great Outdoors

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there’s plenty of occasions to get outside to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re enjoying some time on the playground, taking a road trip, or going on vacation, here are 10 ways to be safe in the great outdoors. On The Playground There’s nothing more enjoyable...

What To Do If Your House Floods
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What To Do If Your House Floods

You get home from work or picking the kids up from school and as you step through the front door, your foot lands squarely in the center of a good-sized puddle right in the center of your doorway. However, it’s more than just a puddle….upon further inspection, there’s water from the front door to the...

7 Ways To Stay Safe Wherever You Are
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7 Ways To Stay Safe Wherever You Are

We’ve said it many times before, that emergencies are considered emergencies because they’re unexpected, and with that comes the increased likelihood that, if/when one happens, you could be anywhere in your daily routine. Here are 7 ways to stay safe wherever you are: Have an emergency kit for every place and need: An emergency kit...

Taking Care As We Age – Preventing Senior Falls
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Taking Care As We Age – Preventing Senior Falls

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. According to The National Institute for Aging, one in three people over 65 falls every year. Aging causes changes in balance, mobility, and sensory awareness that often leads to trips or falls. These incidents can be dangerous for older adults living alone. Many seniors depend on emergency services for help during...

Staying Safe On The Road This Summer
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Staying Safe On The Road This Summer

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. Summer is a surprisingly dangerous season for driving. In fact, August 2nd is the deadliest day of the year for car crashes, Bloomberg reports. It turns out sunny skies and an influx of vacationers on the road increases the risk of car accidents. The nice weather causes drivers to let their...

Prevent Summer Injuries: Know The Signs of a Concussion
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Prevent Summer Injuries: Know The Signs of a Concussion

It’s estimated that as many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the United States each year across a number of competitive sports and recreational activities. They occur in all sports with the highest incidence in football, hockey, rugby, soccer, and basketball. This summer, we want to help you prevent summer injuries like TBIs by knowing...

4 Tips for Propane Safety
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4 Tips for Propane Safety

With summer on the way, there’s no doubt that you’ll be heading for the barbeque and some delicious grilled foods pretty soon. For most of us, propane powers our grills as it’s safe, economical, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. Whether you get it from a portable tank or it’s piped into your home, here are 5...