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Over 2 Million Individuals Work on Scaffolds: How can Employers Keep Them Safe? - Approximately 2.3 million individuals work on scaffolds every year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) –but 4,500 of them are injured and another 60 die largely because of employer safety failures. The administration reports that the cause of these accidents is often the support or planking giving way, or that a worker[...] The post Over 2 Million Individuals Work on Scaffolds: How can Employers Keep Them Safe? appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Deadly – and Often Unseen – Hazards: Combustible Dust in the Workplace - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants employers – and workers – to know just how dangerous combustible dust is, and how it can result in explosions and flash fires in the workplace. Because it is the legal responsibility of employers to maintain a safe working atmosphere for every worker, taking precautionary measures to[...] The post Deadly – and Often Unseen – Hazards: Combustible Dust in the Workplace appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Holiday Truck Accidents - With the popularity of online holiday shopping increasing each year, you may assume that traffic accidents and fatalities decrease. It is quite the opposite. In fact, trucking accidents increase as much as 10 percent during the holiday season as weary and fatigued drivers work tirelessly to deliver online purchases ahead of the holiday. The following[...] The post Holiday Truck Accidents appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Report Shows Car Seat Safety on the Decline – Do you Know the Common Mistakes?             - A recent report shows that parents and caregivers are prone to becoming less strict with proper car seat use when their children grow older, and that approximately one-third of all children ages 8 to 12 are allowed to sit in the front seat of cars. Misusing car and booster seats and permitting children who do[...] The post Report Shows Car Seat Safety on the Decline Do you Know the Common Mistakes?             appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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What the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for Millions of Americans        - When it comes to blood pressure levels, people have long been told that aiming for anything below 140/90 is sufficient for avoiding hypertension, or high blood pressure. However, the American Heart Association (AHA) has joined with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for the first time in 14 years to release new blood pressure guidelines,[...] The post What the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for Millions of Americans        appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Most Dangerous Toys of 2017 - The holidays are approaching, and parents will be on the lookout for this year’s hottest toys. Before deciding what gifts to give, however, they should consider toy safety. Defective toys can have hidden dangers for kids and may have resulted in numerous recalls in the past year. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (WATCH) recently[...] The post Most Dangerous Toys of 2017 appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Kids Safety: Pillow and Suffocation Dangers                     - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to remember that their little ones face serious suffocation and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) dangers in bed, and that they need to take various safety precautions with blankets, quilts and pillows. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidental strangulation[...] The post Kids Safety: Pillow and Suffocation Dangers                     appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Consumer Alert: Resistance Workout Tubes from DICK’s Sporting Goods - Dick’s Sporting Goods is complying with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and recalling its resistance workout tubes because they cause serious injury hazards to consumers. Over 207,000 of the products are being recalled across the country and the CPSC hopes to alert consumers before anyone else sustains any type of injury. Resistance tubes –[...] The post Consumer Alert: Resistance Workout Tubes from DICK’s Sporting Goods appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Nearly 40 Million Defective Fire Extinguishers Recalled by Kidde - Consumer Alert: Recall At least one person has died, 16 have been injured and another 91 have reported product damages resulting from defective and dangerous fire extinguishers manufactured by the Kidde group. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is calling for the immediate recall of 37.8 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push-buttons due[...] The post Nearly 40 Million Defective Fire Extinguishers Recalled by Kidde appeared first on Galfand Berger.

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Health Alert: Just One E-Cigarette Changes Adrenaline Levels - The Journal of the American Heart Association Report recently published data that warns nonsmokers of the serious hazards of smoking just one electronic cigarette that contains nicotine. According to the small-scale but telling study, healthy nonsmokers experience increased levels of adrenaline in their heart after smoking one e-cig, indicating there are immediate – and damaging[...] The post Health Alert: Just One E-Cigarette Changes Adrenaline Levels appeared first on Galfand Berger.
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