What’s Really Lurking In Public Bathrooms?

What’s Really Lurking In Public Bathrooms?

When you were a kid did your mom (or grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, etc…) always tell you to squat but don’t sit down or EVER touch the scary public toilets? Did you always shrug them off and think “over protective!” or “worry wart!”, and forget about it?

Sometimes it’s obvious for reasons that everyone understands when you shouldn’t use a clearly filthy stall. But what about when everything LOOKS clean? The unfortunate truth is those childhood warning were 100% correct. Grandma’s worst fears hold true regardless of what anybody can do about it. According to WebMD, millions of microscopic

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states that nearly one million people over age 65 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with products they live with and use everyday. In addition, the death rate from unintentional injuries in the home is approximately three times greater for older people than for the younger population.

Review this home safety checklist for seniors before an accident happens. Many of these accidents can be prevented with just a little forethought. Often they are caused by hazards that have been simply overlooked or unrecognized. If you are a senior citizen,

Chainsaw Safety Tips

March 9, 2013
Chainsaw Safety Tips

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A chainsaw may be the most dangerous tool used for yard and garden maintenance. It can also be extremely useful when large branches and trees need to be trimmed or removed – provided it’s in the hands of someone skilled with using a chainsaw and mindful of necessary safety precautions. Regardless of who is using a chainsaw on your property, be sure they are aware of important chainsaw safety tips.

For starters, make sure the chainsaw is well built and in good repair, (more…)

Springtime Safety Tips for Pets

March 9, 2013

Springtime safety tips for pets.If spring isn’t flirting with you yet, it will be soon. Now is the time to prepare your pets for spending more time outdoors. Safety tips for pets in the following articles point out that are a number of dangers for pets in the garden, including toxic plants that shouldn’t be eaten and others that they may be allergic to.

Taken a minute to learn how to protect your best friends from hidden dangers lurking outside. (more…)

Morning Coffee and…Seat Belt Safety Tips?

March 7, 2013

officer-handing-out-safety-tips-with-coffee The Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain reported that this past Thursday morning:

Canon City police officer Clint Robertson surprised quite a few people at local coffeehouses by talking to them about seat belt use as he served them their morning coffee. Only two of the people he spoke to admitted to not wearing their seat belts.

“Coffee and seat belts save lives,” Robertson said. ”Unfortunately, Canon City is running real low on seat belt use — around 60 percent — whereas even Fremont County and Florence are higher.”

“Helping to raise awareness is a good thing to do. And people are truly enjoying it because it’s positive contact,” Robertson said. (more…)

Seat Belts for Pets – Coming Soon to Your State

March 4, 2013

Seat belts for pets.More and more pet owners are choosing to take their pets on vacation with them, rather than leaving them in a kennel. But how to keep them safe while in the car has become an topic of controversy in many states, as they discuss requiring seat belts for pets.

In NJ, not wearing a seat belt is  punishable by a fine of  $46. But if your pet is seen not wearing a seat belt, you can be ticketed as a “disorderly person” and fined between $250 and $1,000. Police and animal control officers are authorized to ticket drivers whose pets are not wearing a seat belt. (more…)

What’s Really Lurking In Public Bathrooms?

March 2, 2013

What's lurking in public bathrooms?When you were a kid did your mom (or grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, etc…) always tell you to squat but don’t sit down or EVER touch the scary public toilets? Did you always shrug them off and think “over protective!” or “worry wart!”, and forget about it?

Sometimes it’s obvious for reasons that everyone understands when you shouldn’t use a clearly filthy stall. But what about when everything LOOKS clean? The unfortunate truth is those childhood warning were 100% correct. (more…)