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How to Stay Safe While Boating

Stay safe while recreational boating on a lake or offshore, on a motorboat, sail boat or even on a kayak. On average, according to the US Coast Guard, an estimated 600 to 700 persons die and over 3000 are injured each year in boating accidents. Life jackets are to boating what the seat belts are [...]

Pool Safety

Swimming pools are one of the most treasured, enjoyable activities for many families around the world. Unfortunately, accidental drowning in swimming pools happen frequently. Pool safety is a concern for anyone who wants  to enjoy water and relax in a pool. Despite many prevention efforts over decades, accidental drowning still accounts for over 7,000 deaths [...]

How to Avoid Injury While Traveling Abroad

You’re going international! That’s exciting -- now how can you stay safe while traveling abroad? Here are some background stats and tips to keep you informed and safe: By far the leading cause of death and injury to travelers is vehicle accidents. Second is suicide, followed by homicide, and aquatic accidents. Non-fatal accidents causing injury [...]

How to Travel Internationally Safely

The best way to safely travel internationally?  As the Scouts say, “Be Prepared.” If you are planning an international trip for business or leisure, there are several steps you should follow to ensure your safety. Here is a handy check list with links of things to consider and prepare before you go: Check the US [...]

Tips for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones. While it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season, it’s important to put measures in place to practice holiday safety. Holiday safety is an issue that takes place from late November to mid-January, when get-togethers and parties [...]

Remembering Someone

You may have many memories of a person over their lifetime but when that same person passes away in an unexpected and unattended death, the person’s death might be what your mind focuses on the most. Taking the time to recall past events and other memories can help your mind to focus on the whole [...]

Why Does Crime Heat Up in Summer?

The summer months bring warm weather, outdoor activities, vacations and fun, but the rising temperatures also bring a spike in crime rates. This trend of increased crime is particularly true in northern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit and Philadelphia, though the phenomenon seems to occur in most major cities around the nation. The reasons behind [...]

Safety Precautions for Industrial Jobs

People across the country put a lot of time and effort into their jobs, but some people actually put their lives in danger every day when they go to work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 5,147 workers were killed on the job in 2017, which is more than 99 people per week [...]

What we can learn from accidental shooting deaths and gun safety best practices

Accidental shooting deaths are a big issue in the United States. The statistics are difficult to observe, but they are important to promote awareness and prevention of accidental shootings. Proper education and training around gun safety is helpful to improve gun safety and lower accidental shooting deaths. Accidental Shooting Death Statistics The Centers of Disease [...]