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Six team members attended the week-long response training for disasters, hazards and terrorist attacks.
In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in the farming community to be well prepared and safe.
When a loved one's abilities change based on a medical condition, you may need to consider adaptive equipment. Adaptive equipment supports those in need and helps keep everyone in the home safe.
Foodborne illness peaks in the summer, and more people are cooking outside without the safety controls of a kitchen. Four simple steps can help you avoid getting sick.
Spring has sprung! Well, at least it is trying. Spring in the Midwest is lovely, but it is important that we keep safety in mind as the weather warms and we resume outdoor activities. Nothing can ruin a beautiful spring day like an accident, so keep these tips in mind as you head out.
Venturing outdoors for recreation during winter months can be an exhilarating, if a little chilly, experience. While this can be fun, the nature of the outdoors in winter adds extra challenge and danger to be weary of.
Halloween fun all starts with a great costume. However, parents often make a few common mistakes when choosing their child’s costume. At Mayo Clinic Health System, we really want everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween night. Parents can help their children stay safe and avoid a hospital visit by following a few simple rules when choosing costumes.
Recent weather has produced intense rainfalls and flooding in the Midwest. Subsequently, these rainfalls have resulted in many areas and basements playing host to standing flood water. Though most flood water eventually evaporates or is removed, these water accumulations can pose significant health and safety risks.
In anticipation of the upcoming harvest season, it’s important for those in the farming community to be well prepared and safe. Long hours, powerful machinery and isolated jobs all make the risk of farm-related injuries, which can often be fatal, quite high. However, remembering a few dependable safety practices and picking up a new tip or two can help you avoid a serious accident.
Thousands of accidents each year underscore the danger of fireworks. In 2014, 11 people died and an estimated 10,500 were treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. Statistics show the typical victim of a firework injury is a 25- to 44-year-old male. Here's why you should leave fireworks to the professionals.
When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. In order to improve your well-being, consider the following tips for reducing falls, lessening household chemical incidents, properly managing medications and disposing of sharps appropriately.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can strike in any season or any region, and it claims about 500 lives each year. Many more victims may suffer permanent injuries. A young motocross rider named Wyatt was one of the lucky ones.
Shoveling snow can be good exercise when performed correctly. But taking on more than your body can handle or ignoring signs that you need to take a break may prove to be harmful. Health care providers at Mayo Clinic Health System want to ensure your safety as you clear driveways and sidewalks, so here are some tips for safe snow shoveling.
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a classic holiday movie, but Clark Griswold’s decorating tactics throw safety out the window. Skip a trip to the Emergency Department this holiday season with these safety tips.