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ATV Safety

All Terrain Vehicles, or ATVs, are popular machines used for work and play. Originally built in Japan for use in isolated, mountainous regions, ATVs are widely used today for everyday chores on farms and ranches. ATVs are also purchased for recreation. People enjoy the thrill of riding up and down hills and jumping over ditches.

Operated properly, an ATV can be a lot of fun and very useful. Operated carelessly, an ATV can make the rider "All Too Vulnerable" to injury, or even death.

Top Workplace Hazards

Each year, nearly 6,000 workers are killed on the job in the United States. Another 5.7 million are injured -- nearly 230,000 of them are teens. And tens of thousands of people suffer work-related psychological disorders. Don't become one of these statistics. Be aware of the dangers at work. And protect yourself by knowing your rights and knowing the responsibilities of your employer. Make sure you are getting the proper insurance that would cover you in case of an accident at work. Here are some of the most common occupational hazards and what you can do to protect yourself.

The OSHA Top 10 for 2010...

Osha's Ten Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2010

  1. 1926.451 Scaffolding
  2. 1926.501 Fall Protection
  3. 1910.1200 Hazard Communication

After a Spill: Blame vs. Liability

An environmental release resulting from a vehicle accident or a spill at a fixed facility requiring emergency cleanup can set off a complicated and potentially expensive chain of events for the spill generator. Laws defining liability provide that a party involved in an activity is legally responsible for damages resulting from that activity, regardless of who is at fault, explains Tom Moses, president and founder of Spill Center, a leading nationwide specialist in spill support and environmental claims management.

Bathroom: Germ-free and Healthy

Poor bathroom hygiene can present a health risk to the entire household.

Bathroom: Germ-free and Healthy

Poor bathroom hygiene can present a health risk to the entire household. When not cleaned properly and often, a dirty bathroom becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and germs that spread illness through the house.

Each family member can play their part in keeping the bathroom clean to prevent germs from spreading. It involves keeping themselves clean and cleaning up after themselves. The regimen is not just healthy; it's considerate. The dirt and germs you leave behind can linger and spread illness to other family members.

Personal Hygiene

Common Allergies and Deadly Reactions

Have you ever felt ill shortly after eating something and wonder, "Maybe I'm allergic to what I ate?"

Chances are, you are not. You may be intolerant of certain foods and suffer from gastrointestinal distress, but true food allergies only affect about 1 to 3 percent of adults, and about 3 to 8 percent of children.

Internet Safety: Spyware and Protecting Your Privacy

Internet Safety: Spyware and Protecting Your Privacy

You've just upgraded to a new computer and a high-speed Internet connection. The antivirus and firewall programs are installed. Finally you're ready to cruise the information super highway in the express lane. For a few weeks you are NASCAR-certified. And then, it happens. Your way is suddenly blocked and you have to pull off to the side of the road.

Common Errors To Avoid When Buckling Junior In

Erica Peterson recently learned a life-saving lesson when a safety check of her SUV revealed that the seat belt securing her infant son's carrier was too loose. As a result, her child could have suffered serious

injuries or death if the seat slid during an accident.

"You see this seat belt? There is too much slack, and so it doesn't secure the baby's seat tight enough," said Detective Barbara Matthews of the Cocoa Beach, Fla., Police Department. "You have to pull the
vehicle's seat belt until it locks, then correctly use it to install the infant safety seat into place."

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