Safety and Savings Tips for June 2012 From All Safety Products, Inc.To handle hazardous materials safely:
It is important to know their characteristics.
A hazardous material is one that is capable of causing fire, sudden release of pressure, explosion or other violent reactions.
Harmful health effects include acute conditions, such as burns, rashes, respiratory distress, convulsions or death, as well as serious chronic conditions. Hazardous material classifications by the U.S. Fire Administration include these 9 classes:
Class 1 – Explosives
Class 2 – Gases
Class 3 – Flammable/Combustible Liquids
Class 4 – Flammable Solids
Class 5 – Oxidizers and Organic peroxides
Class 6 – Toxic material and Infectious Substances
Class 7 – Radioactive Materials
Class 8 – Corrosive Materials
Class 9 – Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
Since 2000... Roadway deaths from speeding continue to rise
A few years go, highway safety leaders gathered to adapt a strategy for reducing speeding, a problem that contributes to about one-third of all traffic deaths. Since then, seven states have actually increased speed limits, while only two increased speeding fines. In 2010, 10,530 people died in speed-related crashes. Over the past decade, fatalities related to non-use of seat belts dropped 23 percent. Since 2000, drunken driving deaths dropped 3 percent, but speed-related deaths rose 7 percent. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently surveyed members to see what progress is being made on speeding and aggressive driving. The answer: not much. States are focusing on distracted driving. The GHSA says that after the 1995 repeal of the 55-mph speed limit, drivers started to view speed limits less seriously. They acted as though they were just guidelines.
Speaking of Safety, National Safety Month is observed this month!
The following is some good general safety advice during National Safety Month from Underwriter Laboratories Since 1894, UL has been testing, verifying, validating and inspecting thousands of products in order to keep your family safe and give you peace of mind. UL is an independent product safety certification organization. * Install smoke detectors on every floor of your home and carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas. If already installed, test them! * Avoid overload. Check for overloaded extension cords. Usage should not exceed the recommended wattage. * If young children are in the home, bookshelves and TVs should be firmly secured with wall brackets. * Paint safely. If re-painting, do it in a well-ventilated area. Consider using VOC-free paints. * Childproof. Areas of particular danger.
Give Your Back a Break!
Try these strategies to prevent painful injuries.
Because so many demands are placed on your back, you probably won't be surprised to hear that it is the most injury-prone part of your body. Only the common cold accounts for more lost work days.
The good news is that there's a lot you can do to keep your back healthy. If your job requires sitting for long periods of time . . . * Sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor and your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. If you're short, use a stool for your feet. *Keep your lower back flat against a firm backrest. A lumbar support pillow may give added comfort. *When reaching to the side, turn your whole body rather than twisting part of it. *Arrange your work area to avoid repeated bending and reaching. *During scheduled breaks, get up and walk around. Gentle stretching can also help relieve tense back and neck muscles. If your job requires standing for long periods of time . . . *Place one foot on a small stool or box and then alternate feet from time to time. *Stand up straight and keep your head aligned with your back and hips. *Avoid bending and twisting the trunk area at the same time. Turn your whole body as a unit. *Shift position frequently. Stretch gently to loosen up the muscles in your back..
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