Tag: family safety

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that… Read More

Child Safety and Convenience: The Laundry Pod Dilemma

Consumer Reports recently pulled their previous endorsement for laundry detergent pods in light of the potential poisoning hazard for young children. Just to be clear, this is only the laundry pods that contain the highly concentrated liquid detergent,… Read More

Agricultural Water Safety

Water is used in every stage of an agricultural operation, making it a significant component for farm safety procedures, including good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs). Applying contaminated water during any activity can introduce pathogens… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery for Families

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With hurricane season underway, now is the prefect time to become prepared and create a plan in the event of a hurricane. While many families grasp the monstrous effects a hurricane causes, they may be ill-prepared. Review the… Read More