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Category: Safety

EMFs in the Home

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) Source:NIH.gov, CDC and NIEHS Electric & Magnetic Fields Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible lines of force associated with the production, transmission, and use of electric power such as those associated with high-voltage transmission lines, secondary power lines, and home wiring and lighting. Electric and magnetic fields also arise from the motors […]

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Home Safety

Home safety is important for people of all ages. Since most accidents occur at home and many of them are preventable, it is important that your home is as safe as possible. Here are some helpful tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on making your home a safer place for everyone. To ensure […]

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First Aid for Electrical Accidents

source: NASD Disconnect the appliances or turn off the power if the person is undergoing electric shock. Cover associated electric shock burns with a dry sterile dressing only. Never touch a person undergoing electric shock or you too could become a victim.   First Aid for Electric Shock Victims   Don’t touch them! Unplug the appliance […]

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Water Quality

Drinking Water The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which […]

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Grounding Electricity

The combination of voltage, amperage, resistance to the flow of the current and duration of contact makes working with electricity dangerous. Electricity follows an uninterrupted path. If the body becomes part of the path, electricity will pass through it. Even though dry hands and feet offer more resistance to electrical current than do wet hands […]

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Electrical Safety

source: NASD (CDC.gov) Electricity is an essential part of our lives. However, it has the potential to cause great harm. Electrical systems will function almost indefinitely if properly installed and not overloaded or physically abused. Outlets near water should be GFI-type outlets. Don't allow trees near power lines to be climbed. Keep ladders, kites, equipment and anything […]

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Electrical Fires

Electricity can be a potent fire source. Many farmers and others have lost a barn or house from old or defective wiring. Overloaded wiring can be very dangerous. It is safer and more efficient to install new circuits. Never put water on an electrical fire. Use a CO2 fire extinguisher if the fire is small. Protect […]

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Child Safety

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Childproofing Your Home - 12 Safety Devices to Protect Your Children About 2-1/2 million children are injured or killed by hazards in the home each year. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by using simple child safety devices on the market today. Any safety […]

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Pool Safety

Safety Guidelines for Home Pools Sources: CPSC.gov PoolSafety.gov Staying Safe in Residential Pools Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their current safety practices by adopting water safety steps at home […]

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Home Safety Checklist

Home Safety Checklist Source:Home Safety Council Remember, Home Safety isn't just for Seniors! Each year, many adults and children are injured in and around their homes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in 1981, over 622,000 people over age 65 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with products they live with […]

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