According to a new article published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, "The majority of WTC-exposed fire department rescue workers experienced a substantial decline in airflow over the first 12 months post-9/11... These conditions include irritant induced asthma, non-specific chronic bronchitis, aggravated pre-existing obstructive lung disease (asthma or COPD), and…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on December 15, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments
As we've already mentioned, September is National Preparedness Month. In a previous post, I talked about being prepared and having all the necessary supplies on hand (See "September is National Preparedness Month"). In addition to having a disaster kit and emergency supplies on hand (both at home and in the car), it's important to have a family emergency plan in place.
You and your…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on September 12, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
According to an informal poll taken by the Red Cross recently a growing number of us are using social media (Facebook, Twitter) to learn how loved ones are doing as well as notify loved ones how we are doing when emergencies hit.
The keys findings of the poll include:
Added by Safetyguy08 on August 31, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments
Back in my younger days, I used to go caving; spelunking is the proper terms for it. I used to go out with friends and crawl under tons of rock, sometimes wiggling my way on my belly, hoping that there was a little more head room up ahead.
As any spelunker will tell you, there's one cardinal rule when it comes to safety… never, ever get caught underground without a light. What started out as a fun adventure can rapidly turn deadly if the lights go out; I've seen enough salamanders and…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on August 25, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
I remember well the 6.9 earthquake we experienced here in Seattle a few years back.
I also remember that it took me 3 hours to get home (a distance of 13 miles) and that cell phones were overtaxed so that there was no way to call anyone. The whole way home, all I could do as I sat in traffic that wasn't moving was to listen to the radio reports and pray that my loved ones were okay. As it turns out, there were no fatalities except for a man who suffered a heart attack. This was a…Continue
Added by Safetyguy08 on July 15, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments
Okay… this one is just too weird for words. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website has a whole section dedicated to surviving and being prepared in case of a "Zombie Apocalypse".
No, I'm not kidding! Check it out for yourself!
It's actually a cute…Continue
As much as we all would like to think we would know what to do and how to act when a fire breaks out, statistics show that most of us don't. Panic and fear takes over and everything we thought we knew goes out the door.
With that in mind, here's a reminder of correct operating procedure. Even if you think you know it… reread it. You can't be reminded too often.
When a fire start
Added by Safetyguy08 on April 13, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments