Safety at Home
We all know that things go better at work when we're not worried about our families and things at home. This is why we do our annual safety-at-home issue of the newsletter, and we hope it will help give you and yours peace of mind during the holidays and beyond. Share this information with your employees and co-workers.
With these nine tips, you can ensure the safety of what matters most to you.
Here are some preparedness tips from the Red Cross to help prevent holiday fires.
If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.
Injuries at home are common, especially among children.
Making preparations before attending mass events as well as taking notice of safety features once you arrive can make a difference.
An expert explains the spectrum of cold illness which begins with frostbite and moves to hypothermia.
As always, I look forward to hearing about your concerns with regard to business continuity. If there are any topics that you'd like to see covered, email me at
Bob Mellinger, President
1. Nine Holiday Safety Tips to Keep Your Home Secure
The holiday season is in full swing. For most of us, that means increased charity and giving. Thieves, however, view the holiday season as an increased opportunity to take and steal. Whether you are staying home this year or visiting family, we want you, your family and your home to be safe.
2. Holiday Home Fires
Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 million in property damage.
3. Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
4. Home Safety Program
Most people think of their homes as one of the places they feel the safest. But every year millions of children are unintentionally injured in the home, and thousands of these children die or suffer severe disabilities. Still, the important thing to remember is that most injuries can be prevented.
5. Staying safe during events with big crowds
What do football games, Fourth of July celebrations, music festivals and street parades have in common? They're all chances to sit back and relax, catch up with friends, celebrate the season and make new memories. And by following a few easy safety tips, you can make sure those gatherings are ones to cherish, not to regret.
6. Dangerous cold, wind can cause severe frostbite in just minutes
In sub-zero temperatures with windy conditions, experts say healthy adults should spend no more than 15 minutes outside. Exposed skin can get frostbitten within minutes of exposure to the elements.
Quote of the Week:
"The safety of the people shall be the highest law."
-- Marcus Tullius Cicero