By Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This year’s NPM theme – “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead.
Enjoying the fresh air in your backyard is a pleasant way to spend time. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and spoil your backyard fun.
When it comes to safety in and around the swimming pool or spa, drowning is usually the first danger that comes to mind.
National Safety Month (NSM), organized every June by the National Safety Council (NSC), is an annual observance that focuses on reducing injuries and death at work, on the road, and at home.
Thunderstorms can create hazards like lightning, flash flooding, tornadoes, strong winds, and hail. Did you know that, on average, lightning kills 51 people every year in the U.S.?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors.
Did you know?
Thirty-five million homes in America have at least one health or safety hazard.
Over 24 million homes have lead-based paint hazards, which put children at risk of lead poisoning.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless radioactive gas found in rock, soil, and water, and is relatively harmless outdoors.
Winter weather creates hazardous driving conditions. Unless you live in an area that is warm all year, you should prepare your car for freezing temperatures, snow, and ice.