Is the Flu Buggin’ You?

  So far, 2018 has been marked by one of the worst flu seasons on record. And according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it’s only getting started. As the CDC reports, the 2017-2018 flu has been worse than normal because this year’s prevalent strain, the H3N2 virus, is especially severe and has proven to be more resistant to flu vaccinations. Since the start of flu season in October…

Radon Safety Awareness

  You can’t see it, smell it, or touch it, yet it’s the number one cause of lung cancer outside of smoking according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from the uranium. It occurs naturally in rocks and soils. Radon gas disperses quickly outside, but when it seeps into buildings, it can collect in greater amounts. Several occupations require radon exposure. The…

Understanding Cold Stress

  When working outdoors in cold weather or working in artificially cold environments, such as refrigerated areas, serious cold-related injuries and illnesses may occur. Cold related hazards can cause permanent tissue damage or even death. Many of these safety concerns can be avoided. Understanding what constitutes as cold stress and how to prevent its effects is very important. What constitutes as cold stress and its effects can vary. Different areas…