Monthly Archives: November 2010

Safety Tip: Jump Starting Batteries

It may seem like a simple task, but many people do not know how to properly jump start a battery. The short answer is positive to positive, negative to ground. Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Travel Safe

If you, a family member or friend are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you stay safe.  If driving, have you winter survival kit including blanket, a flash light, some high energy food, a full tank of gas, and … Continue reading

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Winter Hazard Awareness Week in Minnesota

This time of year is notorious for winter storms (Armistice Day blizzard of 1940, the Edmund Fitzgerald storm in 1975, among others).  The National Weather Service has posted winter hazard tips on their website. A couple of highlights: Be prepared … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Winter Survival Kit

As the Twin Cities found out this weekend, winter is upon us.  A good holiday gift, and what everyone should have in their car, is a winter survival kit.  Wisconsin DOT has information on making them.

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Carbon Monoxide Monitors

Every year we read about someone, or a whole family, dying from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that basically pushes oxygen out of the bloodstream.  Initial symptoms are often headache, sleepiness and flu-like symptoms, … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Get a Flu Shot

Whether we want it to or not, the flu shows up every year, peaking in January or February.  According to a recent NIOSH publication, the CDC estimates there are over 23,600 deaths associated with seasonal flu every year. Develop a … Continue reading

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Safety training must be understood

As written in a recent OSHA Update: OSHA will require safety training to be offered in a language workers understand “OSHA issued an enforcement memorandum directed at protecting Latino and other non-English speaking workers from workplace hazards. It directs compliance … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Time to check smoke detectors

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, Nov 7.  This is a great time to check your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.  Make sure they work, change the batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has more information on their website.

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