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6 Tips on How to Have a Safe Summer Barbecue

Summer is the perfect time of year to fire up your grill for some delicious barbecues. Whether you intend to grill chicken breasts, beef sirloins, fish, ribs, vegetables or any combination thereof, though, there are a few safety tips you should need to reduce the risk of bodily injury as well as property damage.#1) Don't [...]

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4 Essential Exercise Tips to Build Muscle Fast

Want to build more muscle? If so, you'll need to exercise. Regular exercise will break down your muscle tissue -- in a good way -- that causes your body to rebuild it with more tissue. Unfortunately, far too few people get the recommended amount of exercise. According to the Department of Health and Human Services [...]

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5 Boating Safety Tips You Need to Follow

With National Safe Boating Week officially here -- it's held annually on May 18 through the 24 -- there's no better time than the present to review some essential boating safety tips. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are roughly 5,000 injury-causing boating accidents each year in the United States. While some of these [...]

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How to Protect Against Vibration White Finger in the Workplace

Vibration white finger (VWF) is a common work-related injury in the manufacturing, construction and aerospace industries. Also known as hand-arm vibration system (HAVS), it's characterized by the disruption of blood flow to one or more fingers. According to research cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million U.S. workers are [...]

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5 Safety Tips to Follow When Using a Lathe

Does your job require you to use a lathe? While frequently used in the manufacturing industry for cutting, sanding, turning and knurling processes, lathes are heavy-duty machines that pose a risk of injury if used improperly. However, there are several precautions you can take when using a lathe to lower your risk of injury, including [...]

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Is There Such a Thing As 'Too Much' Coffee?

How much coffee do you drink in a typical day? Coffee is one of the world's most popular and widely consumed beverages, with statistics showing that over two-thirds of Americans drink it on a daily basis. While some people limit themselves to a single cup of coffee per day, though, others drink up to a [...]

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FDA Urges Sunscreen Companies to Study Health Hazards of Sunscreen Chemicals

For decades, we've been told that wearing a sunscreen lotion is the single most effective way to protect against sunburn and related sun-related skin damage. Sunscreen lotion contains various ingredients that reflect the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light. Some sunscreen lotions are designed only to reflect UVA light, whereas others reflect both UVA and UVB light. [...]

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New Study Warns About Dangers of Sleeping Myths

There's a lot of misinformation floating around on the topic of sleep. Unfortunately, people who believe these sleep myths often suffer from chronic health conditions. A new study has investigated some of the most notorious sleep myths, revealing why you shouldn't believe them.About the Sleep StudyFor the study, researchers at New York University School of [...]

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Safety Tips to Follow When Using a Hydraulic Jack

Invented in the 1830s by British entrepreneur Joseph Curtis, a hydraulic jack is a mechanical tool that's used to lift and raise loads via pressurized oil. When you pump the plunger, oil is fed into a cylinder, which pressurizes the hydraulic jack so that it can lift and raise heavy loads. Whether you use it [...]

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Cal/OSHA Seeks New Standard for Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires are a common problem in The Golden State. California's dry, hot climate leaves it susceptible to wildfires. Last year alone, wildfires burned over 1.6 million acres of land in California while subsequently causing billions of dollars in property damage. In an effort to protect California workers from wildfire smoke-related injury and illness, Cal/OSHA is [...]

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