All the carols tell us that this is “the most wonderful time of the year!” But a lot can go
wrong over the holidays.
This infographic from Iron Security advises us to be aware of safety hazards such as frayed electrical cords; be aware that holiday theft – either from our homes or of delivered packages from porches – is an issue; and to be safe when doing things like frying turkeys or burning holiday candles.read more
It happens all the time: One family member gets the flu, and before you know it, everyone else has it too. Flu germs can spread even before symptoms appear, and you can infect others up to a week after you first become sick. By practicing a few simple rules at home, you can help keep your family healthy and prevent the flu from spreading.read more
It’s Labor Day! One last hurrah of a holiday before autumn, and—the #1 holiday for the greatest number of injuries and trips to the ER—especially for children.read more
Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. On average, 250 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.read more
The father of one of my best friends in college was killed in a coal mine in southwest Virginia when she was a young girl. She carries that loss with her every day of her life. I was in her wedding party and while she did not dwell on it, I know her walk down the aisle was bittersweet because her dad was not there. (Deborah Hersman is president and CEO of the National Safety Council)read more