Ingredients 1 ½ cups strawberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup yogurt ¼ cup orange or pineapple juice 1 ½ cups ice A healthy dose of common sense Directions Hull fresh strawberries with a hulling tool or slice off the the top of the strawberry with a sharp knife. Place the ice cubes in a blender … Read More
On April 27, 2011, 252 people lost their lives from a tornado that ripped through Alabama. Jenny Gomez (HSE) reminds us in this safety share that people should not depend solely on outdoor sirens to receive alerts about approaching tornadoes—get warnings ahead of time so you can seek shelter and warn others of severe … Read More »
Have fun outdoors this summer, and follow these safety steps to prevent illness due to ticks.
To prevent tick bites: Wear long socks or pants when walking on trails or in dense flora areas to reduce the possibility of a tick reaching your skin. Regularly check yourself and your pets for ticks. Avoid tall grass … Read More »
On December 9, 2016, Ann Bertling (CSE) and her niece were ordered to shelter in place at a shopping center due to an active shooter in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Bertling and other shoppers shared information about their workplace violence training and worked together while they hid and barricaded themselves in the back of the store.
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On May 23, 2017, a woman in Vancouver, Washington returned to her automobile after work and found that a can of hairspray had rocketed halfway through her car’s windshield. The bottom half of the can was still in the backseat of the car. She realized that she had inadvertently forgotten the pressurized can in the … Read More »
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and protecting yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is the best prevention. By now, it is widely known that sunscreen is good for you, but here are three lesser-known and useful facts about how it works and why … Read More »
The Chicagoland area is expecting several 90 degree days this week.
5 tips to avoid heat stress:
Stay hydrated. Drink one cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes. Take regular breaks in a shaded or cool area. Wear the right clothes. Light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable attire is best. Schedule heavy work during the coolest parts … Read More »
We can inadvertently take the “guard” out of machine guarding by making three dangerous assumptions:
“It must be safe — the manufacturer sold it this way.” “This machine is grandfathered and is not required to follow OSHA standards.” “OSHA guidelines are just that: guidelines only, not hard-and-fast requirements.”
Frank Curran (HSE) debunks these common myths … Read More »
Did you know that faulty wiring and damaged electrical cords used in docks and boats can cause nearby water to become energized? When swimmers comes in contact with a leaked electrical current, the result can be a loss of muscle control or paralysis that makes it impossible for the victim to swim, as well as … Read More »
Advances in technology have allowed scientists to build safer and more reliable batteries, but there have still been several reports of lithium ion batteries overheating, bulging, smoking, causing fires and even exploding.
Why does this happen?
This troubling occurrence is often the result of an electrochemical reaction known as “thermal runaway.” This occurs when cells … Read More »