The scene in Mr. Deeds where Longfellow Deeds (played by Adam Sandler) shows his butler his foot—black, numb, and hard as a rock—may have thoroughly scared you about frostbite, or had you saying, “That’s not real, that could never happen to me!” The truth is that it can. Frostbite is defined as the freezing of the skin and underlying tissues.
You’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table. You’re surrounded by friends and family with a bountiful feast in front of you. (Hopefully you’re having something a bit more appetizing than buttered toast, popcorn, and pretzel sticks like in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.) You’re relaxing, enjoying the festivities, and taking a moment to think about the things you’re most thankful for. Was
If you haven’t heard about OSHA in the workplace, you might have a problem. Workers should be informed of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Everyone has the right to a safe workplace, and should be allowed to report any behaviors or situations that are unsafe without being penalized. A successful workplace is one that encourages safety.
We are not accustomed to looking for heroes in common places, thinking that those who save lives must come to us from somewhere amazing. Surely, they must be incredible individuals or, at the very least, people who have dedicated their lives to helping others, like police officers and other emergency personnel. However, as we’ve seen throughout history, heroes can be
As we prepare to say goodbye to the delicious coconut sunscreen and wet swim suits of summer, our thoughts (perhaps kicking and screaming) slowly return to the classroom. Before long, the first period bell will signal the start of another school year. As the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Preparing yourself and your
CPR and AED are two different actions to take when trying and save someone’s life. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart stops beating. That means that within a few minutes of their vital organs not receiving oxygenated blood, that person will lose their life. Some options for saving their life include performing CPR and using and AED.
No summer is complete without at least taking in a music festival, strolling an art fair, or attending a carnival or state fair. Assembling your friends and attending a concert is what summer memories are made from, but without proper safety precautions, those moments might not be memorable in the good way. Here are few safety tips for summer festivals
Summer is finally here; the weather is warm, the kids are out of school, and everyone wants to be outside. Keeping cool in the summer heat is critical for safety and for comfort alike. There’s nothing better for keeping cool and enjoying summer than a good swim! There are plenty of benefits to water activity but it’s also important to
Movies and medicine have a dicey past. Movies and television rely on emotional impact and dramatic appeal but medicine insists on facts and accuracy. Trying to merge the two can make for interesting dramatizations of medical practices. No element of medical drama shows this differentiation quite like CPR in Hollywood. For most people, CPR only exists in movies and T.V.
Now that the weather is warm and kids are preparing for summer vacation, the neighborhood playground is about to become a hub of childhood activity. While it’s encouraging to get kids out of the house and participating in outdoor activities, it’s also very likely that first aid safety will become an issue. Each year, more than 200,000 kids are treated