The weather forecast for next week is calling for high temperatures in the thirties. It is time to think about safety – particularly the safety of children and senior citizens – in cold to frigid weather. The primary concerns when outdoors in cold weather are temperature, moisture (snow, rain, sleep), and wind. Wind makes the temperature feel lower. Moisture that freezes can cause serious injury. This seems to be a good time to rehearse some key winter and cold weather safety tips for your family. [Read more…]
The National Security Council (NSC) reported that preventable deaths are at a record high. They also point out that pubic awareness is lagging. A recent survey by the NSC documents the fact that many of us are unaware of some of the greatest risks to our lives. In fact, less than half of Americans (49%) believe we can eliminate most or all “accidental” deaths.