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6 Essential Safety Tips to Follow When Shoveling Snow

It may not seem like a dangerous activity, but shoveling snow contributes to thousands of injuries each year in the United States. According to one report, more than 11,500 Americans are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries related to shoveling snow. While most of these injuries are minor, there have even been [...]

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How Sleep Affects Your Productivity At Work

How much sleep do you get in a typical night? Statistics show that 50 to 70 million of adults in the United States have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. While some people brush off insomnia as nothing more than a nuisance, it can affect your life in multiple ways. Lack of sleep contributes to [...]

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OSHA Changes Tune on Electronic Record-Keeping Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has changed its tune on electronic record-keeping requirements. If you keep with OSHA's rules, you're probably well aware that the organization was planning to release its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illness rule on Jan. 25, 2019. However, that day has since passed, with OSHA never releasing [...]

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How to Protect Against Osteoporosis

Affecting up to 15% of all adults between ages 50 and 70, osteoporosis is a common disease in which the bones become weaker and less dense. It's normal for people to lose some bone density as they grow older. With osteoporosis, however, a significant amount of bone density is lost, which increases the risk of [...]

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An Important Reminder to Have Your Chimney Cleaned Regularly

With the winter weather upon us, you're probably eager to light up your fireplace. It's an effective, low-cost way to warm your home. Before using your fireplace, though, you should consider having your chimney inspected and cleaned. It only takes a few minutes to call a professional chimney sweep, but doing so offers several benefits.Lower [...]

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5 Safety Tips to Follow When Handling and Transporting Firewood

Are you planning to use firewood to warm your home this winter? Assuming your home has an open floor plan with a fireplace somewhere in the center, you can build fires to easily and efficiently warm your home. Wood-burning fires produce excellent heat, and unlike a central heating system, they don't consume energy. However, you [...]

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US Workplace Fatalities Steadily Declining, Says BLS

In 2017, the number of work-related fatalities in the United States dropped to its lowest level in more than two decades, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS frequently analyzes rates of work-related injury and fatality. On Dec. 18, 2018, the government-run organization released a new report [...]

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6 Ways to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Your Home

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur anywhere, even in your own home. Each year, millions of men and women fall inside their home, forcing them to seek professional medical treatment. While slip-and-fall accidents are more common among older adults, anyone can fall inside their home regardless of age. There are ways to protect against falls inside your [...]

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Why You Should Aim for 6 Hours or More of Sleep at Night

How many hours of sleep do you get in a typical night? Sleep is something that most of us take for granted. It's not until you struggle to get a good night's rest when you realize its importance. As your body becomes sleep deprived, you'll notice certain physical and mental changes. Some of these changes [...]

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How Bright Are Your Car's Headlights?

Headlights are an essential safety feature in modern cars that allow drivers to easily see at night and during rain, sleet and snow. When the sun goes down, you can turn on your headlights from inside your car, thereby improving your visibility and reducing the risk of an accident. Unfortunately, however, not all cars have [...]

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