Gardening this summer?

Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. 84% of Americans participate in gardening or yard work every year; 31% of tetanus cases reported between 1998 and 2000 came from garden, yard, or farm injuries. Tetanus …

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Home Assessment Regarding Falls

No matter what age we are, we should always take time to evaluate our home for safety. Remember to assess the outside of your home also. Do you use throw rugs and carpets? These can be a tripping hazard and in most instances should be removed. Do you wear floppy slippers or a long bathrobe? …

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HCP safety in the workplace

HCPs encounter many health and safety challenges, making it a dangerous profession. However, being aware of issues and practicing safety in the workplace, and with patients, can eliminate many before they happen. I recently read an article on the Spring Arbor Univeristy website that I want to share regarding workplace safety. Although they have used …

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Where is my purse? wallet? cell phone?

At a restaurant, do you hang your purse on the back of your chair and “forget” about it? Do you lay your wallet and/or cell phone on the table? When shopping, do you leave your purse in your cart and walk away from it for only a moment? How often are you aware of your …

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