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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Anything that burns fuel can potentially become a source of carbon monoxide, an invisible, odorless gas that can kill. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each bedroom and on every level of the home. The safety tips

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Driving Can Present Some Challenges for Older Adults

Similar to new teen drivers, older adult drivers are likely to feel more independent with a driver’s license and access to a vehicle. As we age, however, it is important to realize that mental reaction, situational awareness, vision and motor controls

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Road to Zero: A Plan to Eliminate Roadway Deaths

The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan

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Parents Less Likely to be Distracted by Technology when Driving with Children

Parents rank texts, phone calls and children in the back seat as the top three driving distractions, according to a new survey released today from the National Safety Council and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) Emergency Responder Safety Institute. While backseat

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Windows are Vital to Survival, but Keep Safety in Mind

Windows rank as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. Falls from windows are more common than people might think. According to a report by SafeKids Worldwide, an average of eight children age 5 and younger die and more

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NSC Survey: 90% of Employers Say ‘Impairment’ at Work Means More than Just Substances

With the pandemic forcing a new era in workplace safety, NSC urges employers to take a broader approach to addressing workplace impairment, which can include mental distress. Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council survey released today shows 90% of

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How the Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Helps Consumers

The COVID-19 aid package passed by Congress Monday night provides relief on another front: ending surprise medical bills. Those are the bills you get when an out-of-network medical provider unexpectedly renders your care. The new measure puts an end to making

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Eat Healthier, Even During a Pandemic

At the pandemic’s start, many of us stumbled into a new way of life that necessitated eating every meal at home with just those who lived there. About 80 percent of Americans say they’ve made at least one change in

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New Standards Will Help You Choose an Effective COVID-19 Face Mask

For almost a year, many Americans have been wearing cloth face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus—but without clear guidelines on which types or brands of consumer masks are best. That changed this week with the publication of

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When You Really Need to Replace Your Bike Helmet

Whether you’re cycling more because of the pandemic or simply thinking of getting back on your bike for the physical and mental benefits of riding, one thing is certain: You should be wearing a helmet. But if you’re dusting off

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