Items Tagged ‘safety’

First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

June 27, 2017

First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

By uclahealth uclahealth

June is National Safety Month, so let’s see how prepared you and your family are for summertime injuries. From treating jellyfish stings to knowing how to give CPR, what would you do in these situations?   If you get stung by a jellyfish at the beach, you should remove the tentacle and: Wash with soap […]

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Tags: 911, American Heart Association, CPR, drowning, exhaustion, healthy living, jellyfish sting, muscle sprain, National Safety Month, personal preparedness, poison oak, rash


Guard against carbon monoxide poisoning

June 9, 2017

Guard against carbon monoxide poisoning

By uclahealth uclahealth

June is National Safety Month. Learn what you can do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, an invisible threat that can cause severe illness and even death. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. It is produced by burning fuel such as: Gas Oil Kerosene Wood Charcoal […]

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Tags: carbon monoxide alarm, carbon monoxide poisoning, dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, emergency preparedness, National Safety Month, personal preparedness, safety, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning


Make an emergency plan – Follow these 4 steps

September 1, 2016

Make an emergency plan – Follow these 4 steps

By uclahealth uclahealth

Disaster preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.  September is National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we must prepare for emergencies that may impact us at home, work and school.  Now is the time to begin preparing for all types of disasters that may impact you – not just earthquakes. 1. Develop an emergency plan […]

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Tags: emergency, emergency notifications, emergency plan, emergency preparedness, personal preparedness plan, red cross, safety


Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

July 3, 2016

Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, but the exciting displays come with some risk. In 2014, over 10,000 Americans were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries, according to the most recent annual figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As regulations on fireworks sales have eased over the […]

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Tags: firework safety, fireworks, health, holiday, independence day, professional fireworks, safety, wellness


Watch out for danger - Follow these 4 safety tips

June 20, 2016

Watch out for danger – Follow these 4 safety tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even in familiar surroundings, we need to constantly be looking for dangers around us throughout our day. Keeping an eye out for hazards can help you identify and avoid them before an injury occurs. Looking at the world through this safety lens can help you protect yourself and those around you. 1. Watch Where You’re […]

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Tags: adult safety, children safety, falling, injuries, injury, safe, safety, safety lens