If you plan to use a wood stove, fireplace, or space heater, be extremely careful. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and remember these safety tips:
• Use fireplace, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space.
• Do not burn paper in a fireplace.
• Ensure adequate ventilation if you must use a kerosene heater.
• Use only the type of fuel your heater is designed to use— don’t substitute.
• Do not place a space heater within 3 feet of anything that may catch on fire, such as drapes, furniture, or bedding, and never cover your space heater.
• Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
• Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
• Make sure that the cord of an electric space heater is not a tripping hazard but do not run the cord under carpets or rugs.
• Avoid using extension cords to plug in your space heater.
• If your space heater has a damaged electrical cord or produces sparks, do not use it.
• Store a multipurpose, dry-chemical fire extinguisher near the area to be heated.
• Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector and never using generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors.
Home Winterization Checklist
This Checklist is not all enclusive but it will give you a very good starting point.
Influenza also known as the flu, is a contagious viral respiratory illness, caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk for serious flu complications.
USAEBN.org is pleased to announce that we have opened our USAEBN SafetyNet Industrial Safety Services. USAEBN SafetyNet will be a full service Occupational Health and Safety Consultant organization, designed to save lives by enhancing companies safety programs.
As many of our followers already know, USAEBN will always act on things that effect our lives and with the current unstable political climate and the highest number of workplace injuries in decades, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, USAEBN has decided to put our safety staff to work.
One accident indicates a problem. But when the same thing happens again… well, that’s negligence! Accidents do occur, and we must take preventive actions to ensure it does not happen again, but repeat violation or accidents so a lack of corrective actions and open up the company to heavy regulatory fines and lawsuits.
Here are some suggestions for preventing repeat accidents.
An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country. Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.
The actual movement of the ground in an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most casualties result from falling objects and debris because the shocks can shake, damage, or demolish buildings, bridges, and other man-made structures. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides and generate huge ocean waves called tsunamis. Both of these can cause great damage and loss of life.
Active shooting incidents, seem to be happening all over the place. Large cities, small towns, schools, movie houses, workplace, almost everywhere. We must become aware of how to deal with an active shooter situation. Welcome to life in the 21st century.
When faced with an Active Shooter situation, you have one of three things you must remember Run - Hide - Fight.
Disclaimer: this information is advisory in nature and is not intended to identify all scenarios or situations a person might encounter. Following these guidelines will not guarantee your safety. Use common sense in all situations.
Profile of an Active Shooter
We must look at what an active shooter looks like or how they act. If you are able to identify someone who might be an active shooter quickly. Then you can begin to take preparedness actions quicker than most. I am not saying that you must raise the alarms right away, but if you see someone looking strange, maybe wearing an overcoat in the middle of summer, or wearing combat fatigues and carrying a backpack, you might want to look for your nearest exit or start to mentally develop a plan, what am I going to do, if this guy starts shooting.
An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are some simple ideas you can follow now to make sure you’re ready before the next disaster strikes.
Since the beginning of the 21st century and the increased popularity of cell phones, the phone scams have also increased in popularity. I know we have all received those phones calls, that when you call the number back it has been disconnected or the number does not exist.
Well these con-artist have stepped up the game and now are trying to record certain words you say on the phone and use those recordings as your authorization to steal you money or your credit.