Icy Weather Increases Likelihood of Dangerous Slips and Falls

Icy Weather Increases Likelihood of Dangerous Slips and Falls

March 08,2017

Trips and falls are frequently used on TV as comic relief, starting as a dance-like ordeal and ending in a dramatic fall. However, actual falls are no laughing matter. In fact, fall-related injuries are one of the leading causes of death in the elderly. They are also very often the pivotal moment in an older person's life, when they become partially or fully dependent on other people. A recent Canadian study shows that 30 ...

Increased Injuries in Colder Weather

March 08,2017

Winter's not over yet, and while here in Kentucky we aren't pummeled with 6 months of snow and ice like our neighbors to the north, the mountain areas can get brutal. We are no strangers to closed roadways, icy roads and sidewalks, and overall dangerous winter conditions. Throughout the winter months, slippery conditions make it increasingly likely for people of all ages to fall at work, in their neighborhoods, and in par...

Scalding Injuries of Children in Apartment Complexes

January 09,2017

To protect people from scalding, the Federal Government has implemented regulations regarding the appropriate temperature delivered from the tap. The maximums vary slightly, depending on the regulator and who is accessing the hot water. In most cases, the top temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. However, these top temperatures are lower for some populations. For example, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standard (UFAS) ...

Candle Safety: Hot Property

December 13,2014

Whether for ambiance, scent, or religious ceremony, candles are ever-present this time of year. While you're making merry and enjoying time with your family and friends, position any open flame with care. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day are the top days of the year to experience a home candle fire, according to data compiled in a report by the National Fire Protection Association. This is most likely due...

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