Category Archives: safety
Editor’s Note: We received an email from Darryl J. Haefner, a retired lieutenant from the Bolingbrook Fire Department and Fire Science Coordinator, College of DuPage, Ill., who advised us that this week’s tip deserves second thought. He writes: “If you … Continue reading
This summer has brought wildfires and power outages that have caused many to leave home in a hurry. Leatrice Urbanowicz of Frederick, Md., suggests keeping a “grab and go” box with all your important documents. Make it small and fireproof, … Continue reading
To take a load off while grocery shopping, Beverly Wood of Modesto, Calif., found a simple solution staring right back at her from her cart. “I always put my purse in the child seat,” she wrote. “But I worried about … Continue reading
Here’s a smart way to find your way in the dark and avoid a fall: Whenever Bob Murphy of Champion, Pa., and his wife travel, they take along a small, battery-powered motion-sensor light. They put it on the floor next … Continue reading
When she travels, Linda Snapp of Wabash, Ind., brings along a night light. That way, when she wakes up late at night in an unfamiliar hotel room and is trying to find the bathroom, she doesn’t have to leave the … Continue reading
A little prep and a few precautions on your next home improvement project can save money and help you avoid having to do the job over again. Here are a few tips from Jacquelyn McGilvray of DIYnetwork.com: Rule #1: safety. … Continue reading
Fireworks are part of the fun on the Fourth, but safety has to come first. This video from WUSA9 in Washington, DC, shows some of the demonstrations given on the National Mall to drive home the message. Fireworks also frighten … Continue reading
It’s hard to know when an injury needs ice or heat, but tips over on usaweekend.com will help sort it out!
In this week’s HealthSmart column, The Doctors offer up quick tips for some of summer’s most common mishaps.
Are your flip-flops bad for your feet? Find out this and more with our advice from The Doctors. Continue reading
Teenagers can sleep through anything. Will your kids hear the smoke alarm when it goes off? WFMY in Greensboro, NC, has a startling report that will help you keep your family safe in a fire emergency.