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Could Wildfire Season Create New Asbestos Dangers?
Californians welcomed the wet winter that brought spring’s lush green fields to life. Unfortunately, that same beautiful landscape is expected to dry out over the summer months and may pose a safety risk due to anticipated wildfires. The Golden State...
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Symptoms and Lower Your Risk
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide. In the United States, one in thirteen men and one in sixteen women will be diagnosed. Anyone can be diagnosed with lung cancer. People who smoke are at the greatest risk, but 10-15%...
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Five Resolutions for a Safer New Year
We often make resolutions to lose weight in the New Year, but what about keeping ourselves safe from harm? Brayton Purcell LLP has come up with five resolutions that will lead to a safer year for you and your family. Be a...
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Brayton Purcell’s Halloween Safety Tips
Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren’t going with them. Let them know that they are to check in with you every hour, by phone or by stopping back at home In most cities it’s not...
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Cargo Net Playgrounds Pose Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to check outdoor play equipment with a cargo net feature before allowing children to play. Some nets have openings with a perimeter length of between 17-28 inches which could allow a child’s...
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Tips for a Safe School Year
The fall season means back to school for kids. Parents and caregivers have pencils, binders, backpacks and notebooks on their back-to-school shopping list. But, as students head back to school, make sure you have a back to school ‘safety’ list....
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Remembering Swimming Pool Safety
From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, at least 174 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to the USA Swimming Foundation. Of the 174 reports, 112 victims were children younger than...
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Food Safety Tips for Tailgating
The days get cooler, the leaves start to change, fall and football season are just kicking off. If you’re planning to tailgate this football season, plan ahead to keep free from food-born illness. Dietitian Marisa Moore says, “Tailgating can be...
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A Few Tips on Earthquake Preparedness
It was dubbed the “Napa Earthquake” after the 6.0 magnitude quake woke residents of the Napa Valley on August 24, 2014. Since then there have been aftershocks and other small “rollers” causing residents to evaluate their earthquake preparedness. California residents,...
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Consumer Safety: Practicing Firework Safety on July 4
Happy Independence Day! Do you have a stash of fireworks that you plan to set off after the sun goes down tonight? Every year, citizens all over the country purchase fireworks–both legally and illegally–to celebrate the July 4th holiday, and...
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