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Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home...

Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home

OCOKA is a military acronym that stands for Observation, Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain and Avenues of Approach. Those serious about protecting their families and homes during a potential martial law scenario will learn the methods and means behind this strategy. The following shelter safety tips will help get you started. Pay Attention to the Dog It’s not uncommon for the family to be sitting around watching TV when the dog suddenly starts growling and yipping. That’s because a dog’s sense of hearing is far superior to that of their human masters. Dr. Bruce Fogle, author of the “The Dog’s Mind,” says a dog’s ears can absorb sound waves at...

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GMOs: Are They On Your Grocery List?...

GMOs: Are They On Your Grocery List?

By Reno R. Greenidge – Bullock – GMOs are genetically modified organisms created by combinations of genes within plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses, creating an edible product that does not occur naturally or in traditional crossbreeding. Sometimes these GMOs are specially designed to combat certain insects for more robust growing capabilities. Sometimes they are designed to enhance nutritional levels like Vitamin A in rice which is genetically modified to have Vitamin A in the grain. However, unchecked with no regulation or even an honorable mention on packaging is not appropriate for the consumers. “Most Americans aren’t familiar with GMOs or aware to the extent of their use in food,”...

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Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace...

Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employers spend nearly $1 billion per week on workman’s compensation, accounting for a massive cost to companies nationwide. Organizational psychologists and human resource researchers have devoted considerable efforts to creating new systems to keep workers safe, but accidents still happen. Here are a few strategies to keep your workplace as safe and accident-free as possible. Make Them Feel Safe Stories from the dawn of the skyscraper construction era tell us that workers who feel safe in their environment are less likely to have falls. New research into workplace injury is confirming these anecdotes. In a study published in the Safety Science journal, perception...

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posted on: Jun 11, 2016 | author: Safety Issues

4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen...

It’s everybody’s nightmare: you reach into your pocket or purse to pay for a cup of coffee, but nothing’s there. Your wallet is gone. Maybe you dropped it while getting out of your car or perhaps a thief took it. Either way, it’s gone. And the chances you ever see it again are slim. Now is the time for action. You must act fast to protect your financial accounts. Follow these steps and you will hopefully suffer more from inconvenience than actual loss. Call Your Banks, Cancel Your Cards If you do end up finding your wallet, this step might seem like overkill. But any bank can now mail you a new card quickly — usually by the...

4 Things You Must Do After Your Wallet Is Stolen
posted on: Dec 1, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society

While driving on the road today, it is hard to ignore the aggressiveness of drivers. Someone may abruptly swerve in front of you, switch in and out of lanes, call you names or even follow you home. It moves beyond excessive honking and into behavior which is frightening and at times, life threatening. In our current society, road rage isn’t relegated to one gender over another or to a particular country. These angry outbursts cross gender lines, with both males and females driving aggressively and acting rudely. How does this behavior impact society. Rise in Car Accidents Most countries require drivers to take tests to obtain a driver license. However, passing exam requirements doesn’t necessarily prevent road rage....

Road Rage: How it Impacts Our Society
posted on: Nov 27, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Using Your Smartphone for Safety: Must-have Apps & Settings...

Knowing your loved ones are safe can be a great comfort in a world where many things are uncertain. Luckily, your smartphone comes with some built-in security features as well as numerous apps that can help you keep your loved ones safer. As we become increasingly inseparable from our devices, it is high time we use them to help guard us when danger comes knocking. Here are a few apps and smartphone settings that will help you and your loved ones stay safe: Health on iOS 9 One of the first critical steps in safety is maintaining your health. With iOS 9’s updates to the “Health” app, you can keep track of virtually anything related to your health...

Using Your Smartphone for Safety: Must-have Apps & Settings
posted on: Oct 1, 2015 | author: Safety Issues
Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson

Driver Safety – NASCAR Always Learns Its Lesson...

posted on: Aug 28, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

It’s typical to talk about how lucky a driver is to be alive after a major wreck during a NASCAR race. To be certain, a bit of luck is always involved when you’re travelling at 200 mph and are surrounded by 3,000 pounds of metal and flammable liquids, but it’s actually a very small part of the equation. In an article published on The Dig, Alison Ingles Daly Sr. describes Duke Nalon’s historic crash in the 23rd lap of the 1949 Indianapolis 500. This was a time when very few safety standards were in place to protect drivers. When Nalon’s car burst into flames in turn three, he had to survive the old fashioned way: by holding his breath and hoping for the best. That he survived and was able to to return to racing two years later suggests that, yes, Nalon is indeed a lucky man. But NASCAR...

How Secure are Mobile Transactions?

How Secure are Mobile Transactions?

posted on: Jul 15, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

More consumers are paying for purchases through mobile devices: smartphones, the Apple Watch, the Square, and other tools that make payments easier and faster. But how secure are these mobile transactions? Are they better or worse than online buying? These are issues smart consumers need to think about before they wave their phones or watches at a scanner. Mobile Payment Technologies Happened Too Soon Many organizations are not ready to handle mobile payments. In April 2015, the Ponemon Institute conducted a study on data security in “evolving payment systems” for Experian’s Data Breach Resolution unit. Ponemon surveyed more than 23,000 workers involved in IT, IT security, risk management, product development and others in the mobile payment industry. About 70 percent were supervisors or held higher-ranking positions. The findings strongly indicate companies were prepared for mobile payments: 68 percent of the respondents said pressure to migrate to a new payment system puts...

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car

4 Safety Upgrades For You Car

posted on: Jul 5, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

There are some upgrades you might want to consider if you want to improve your family’s car. Your vehicle is designed to be safe, but there are some additions you could make to protect your family even more while on the road. If you’re not sure what safety upgrades to make to your family’s car, here are some of the best safety modifications you can invest in. Backup Cameras There are three different kinds of aftermarket backup cameras companies offer: wide angle lenses, sensor systems, and rear-view cameras. There are some things to consider: wired systems and sensor systems are difficult to install, so professional installation is recommended. Certain cameras and sensors that mount on your bumper or the body of your car may require drilling  —  if you lease your car this might not be the best option. While other cameras and sensors can attach to the rear...

The Cleveland Consent Decree

posted on: Jun 30, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

With the advent of cell phone video technology and social media access to uncensored, unedited video uploaded to the internet, people the world over have witnessed horrific brutality against African Americans, perpetrated by members of America’s police forces. Some of these were: 1) an African American man, stopped because of a broken tail light was shoot 8 times in the back, and legs, KILLED by a Police officer in Charleston, South Carolina 2) An African American a naked, unarmed, Air Force veteran shot and killed by a white male police officer in DeKalb County, Georgia,3) An African American man was shot and killed during a “stop and frisk” encounter in Los Angeles ; 4) In Baltimore, a young black man shackled in a police vehicle became a victim of beatings which resulted in a fatal spinal chord injury ;5) the video of an angry white police supervisor using excessive...

Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace

Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace

posted on: Jun 17, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employers spend nearly $1 billion per week on workman’s compensation, accounting for a massive cost to companies nationwide. Organizational psychologists and human resource researchers have devoted considerable efforts to creating new systems to keep workers safe, but accidents still happen. Here are a few strategies to keep your workplace as safe and accident-free as possible. Make Them Feel Safe Stories from the dawn of the skyscraper construction era tell us that workers who feel safe in their environment are less likely to have falls. New research into workplace injury is confirming these anecdotes. In a study published in the Safety Science journal, perception of workplace hazardscontributes to the rate and scope of injury. When employees thought that there was a probable hazard, they were more likely to be hurt, and the length of the injury recovery was three times longer. The best way...

Liquidity and You (Part 3 of 3)

Liquidity and You (Part 3 of 3)

posted on: May 20, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

This is the final installment of the 3 part series on liquidity and how it relates to your financial investments. The first two installments can be accessed here PART 1, PART 2. Through these articles we intend to demystify the term “liquidity”, define “liquidity risks”, and help you “identify investments that pose high liquidity risks.” Part 3: How to identify investments that pose high liquidity risks? The first two articles in this series established a framework for understanding market liquidity: “There are two elements that impact a market’s ability to be liquid or not: Crowd size – or the number of active market participants Availability of the asset (or thing) being traded A contraction in either one of these elements can diminish market liquidity.” And defined liquidity risk: “The risk that the asset being traded will be susceptible to large, unpredictable changes in price that are unrelated to the...

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