Winter Weather Driving Tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these tips can help make sure you arrive safely at your destination if you cannot avoid driving in winter weather.   Slow down. It’s harder to control or stop your vehicle on a slick or snow-covered...

How do Drugs Affect Driving?

Drugs – whether prescription, over-the-counter or illegal drugs – can impair necessary driving skills including vision, reaction time, judgment, hearing, and simultaneous task processing/accomplishment. Driving requires other cognitive skills, such as information...

Injuries That Involve Bleeding

Bleeding can involve minor cuts and scrapes or may be caused by major puncture wounds or injuries. Most injuries can be treated at home or in an urgent care facility, but if someone is bleeding uncontrollably, call 911. Classifications of Bleeding CAPILLARY –...

Fire Safety Tips: Fire Hazards and Clothing

Most fibers used in clothing can burn, some more quickly than others. A significant number of clothing fires occur in the over 65 age group, principally from nightwear (robes, pajamas, nightgowns). The severity of apparel burns is high. Hospital stays average over one...

Common Household Items that are Harmful to Animals

There are many common products in the home that are poisonous to pets. Some examples include:   Most human medications, including Tylenol, ibuprofen and insulin. A variety of types of acids and alkalis are found in auto batteries and small batteries, cleaning...

What Should You Do if You Suspect a Poisoning?

If you suspect a poisoning, you need to act quickly. When you know the source of the toxic exposure, use the guidelines below to plan your response. Poisonous Fumes or Gases Immediately carry or drag the person to fresh air. Minimize your exposure to the fumes. If the...