Want to know what hazards might be lurking in your local water supply? An updated online database launched today by the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization, provides some answers.
With summer in full swing, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps.
"Everyone — regardless of age, gender, pre-existing conditions, income or other factors — should have the opportunity to achieve the highest possible level of health, which encompasses physical, mental and social well-being,” says Surili Sutaria Patel, MS.
“There’s no cop on the beat enforcing our drinking water laws”
May 12, 2017
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population -- approximately 77 million people – is drinking water from systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, according to a report issued recently by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
An American Red Cross Hospital has issued an apology for a poster about swim safety guidelines for children that shows white children being safe and African-American and Latino children breaking safety rules.
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) said today that as investigations of the ongoing Flint water crisis continue, public workers have a right to know that they are protected by state and federal whistleblower statutes, as well as civil service rules.
CMC Rescue’s RIT-Craft by 2Tinga was designed from scratch to incorporate the needs of those working in the emergency field. Designed and constructed for rapid deployment, the 12-foot-long craft inflates in minutes using SCBA or a compressor.
Boating season is underway, with thousands of people taking to the water for fun and fishing. When it comes to boating-related hazards, sunburns and drowning come to mind, but Electrical Safety Foundation International says boaters should also be mindful of electrical dangers.