Spring has sprung! This week marks the beginning of the end of cold weather (we hope) and the start of a fresh new season. Spring is for rejuvenation, a time to enjoy the pleasant outdoors and bask in the flurry of plant growth and renewal. There are so many ways to enjoy the weather this time of year. To get you started, here are 10 fun and simple ways to enjoy the springtime.
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It's been dangerously cold in much of the United States this week, with temperatures dropping to near-record lows in Chicago and much of the Midwest. With wind chills in the -30s, this rush of cold is nothing to take lightly--the death toll for the polar vortex stands at 12 while the cold stretches on. As the polar vortex wreaks havoc, follow these tips to stay warm:
Two massive earthquakes hit Alaska Friday morning, triggering tsunami warnings that urged many residents to seek higher ground. Tsunamis don’t often get much national media attention or explanation in the United States where hurricanes and tornadoes are the more common form of natural disaster. But on days like today, it's helpful to know your science. So what is a tsunami, what causes it, and most importantly what happens when it hits land?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you're travelling, you're in good company. AAA projects that over 54 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8% increase over last year. And all those travelers have at least one thing to be thankful for this holiday season: low gas prices. The price for a gallon of gas has plummeted to $2.68 nationwide due to a significant drop in oil prices.
Do you have a personal connection to breast cancer? If you or someone you love has ever had the disease, you may already know the facts. You may know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, or that this year over 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed. However, those of us in good health may not take time to think about the issue -- after all, it's easy to forget about when you're already in good health.
The weather is changing! Cooler temperatures mean it's time to open the other side of your closet--you know, the side with the long sleeves and hoodies that get ignored during the dog days of summer. It's about time you showed them some love. And the best part about this time of year? The mild weather and dwindling crowds give you a good excuse to get away from the day-to-day grind and spend some time outdoors. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing--the possibilities are endless.
Hurricane Florence is beating down the East Coast with strong winds, intense storm surge, and a whole lot of rain. Make that an unbearable amount of rain. According to forecasters, Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolinas. With all this happening in such a short period of time, the hope for residents affected by this monster storm is that they prepared adequately and evacuated in time.
The turn from summer to fall often comes with changes in weather and weekend plans for you and your family. And in many households across the country, the beach towels and sunglasses are replaced by cleats and shoulder pads. No matter your child's age or ability, player safety is on the forefront of parents' minds. While safety can never be guaranteed with any physical activity, there are ways for each player to be prepared.
All over the news we are seeing an increasing amount of violence towards our fellow man. In 2017, there was over 400 mass shootings in the United States alone. These mass shooting have left over 1600 injured and over 500 dead. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the most notable was the Las Vegas Shooting which has been said to be “the most deadliest shooting in modern US history.” This shooting alone left 59 dead and over 500 injured. Many more would have perished if it weren’t for highly trained Emergency Personnel and good Samaritans coming to the rescue. With so many people injured, it was imperative to stop the bleeding to give medical professionals ample time to treat the most severe.
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It's that unfortunate time of year that most of us need to remember to turn our clocks back one hour (and probably lose an hour of sleep because of it). The American Red Cross also suggests that this is a great opportunity to remember to also check your smoke alarms: TURN your clock back and TEST your fire alarms. Most smoke alarms can be tested by simply pushing a test button—definitely worth the time and effort when working fire alarms cut the risk of death in a house fire by half!
While you're at it, you can also prepare for home fires or emergencies in other ways as well, including planning your family escape plan and preparing an emergency/burn first aid kit.
If you're starting up a business, you have probably heard and know a little about OSHA, and maybe even the ANSI standard, but in case you have more questions, we'll be covering some of the basics today on OSHA compliant first aid kids and keeping your workspace safe and ready for emergencies.
What is OSHA?
As established in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets, regulates, and enforces certain standards to ensure that we can work in safe and healthy environments on the job. They also provide training, health education, and assistance when needed.
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