indoor air

Eliminating Indoor Air Pollution

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Since air circulation is often restricted inside, it is speculated that indoor pollutants are far worse for humans than poor outdoor air quality. In fact, indoor pollutant levels are potentially 100 times more polluted than outdoor levels, and may pose major health risks. There are both long- and short-term health effects of indoor air pollution. Short-term effects can include eye, …

swimming pool

Personal Swimming Pool Safety

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Though splashing and diving is carefree fun, owning a backyard pool comes with serious responsibilities, too. From poolside party safety tips to supervision, there are many general safety precautions you can take to make sure your friends and family enjoy your pool. When hosting a pool party at home, it is wise to assign several adults to the job of …

heat

7 Tips for Avoiding Heat Illnesses This Summer

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When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, the human body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result can be heat illness. Staying Cool Have employees follow the suggestions below to stay cool when working in hot weather: Wear loose, light-coloured clothing and some …

camping

Going Camping? Here’s the Rundown of What You Need to Know

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As the temperatures rise and the days become longer, many Canadians will head out on camping adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned camping pro or new to the activity, it’s always a good idea to review camping safety tips. Don’t Forget to Pack the Essentials Before setting out, it is important that you remember to pack things like fresh water, food, …

wind

Protecting Your Home from Wind Damage

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Floods, lightning strikes and other common storms can endanger your home, but you also need to consider the risks of the wind damage that accompanies these weather events. Canadians who live within 80 kilometres of a coastline are at risk of being exposed to hurricanes. To prevent excess damage, plan for a storm by keeping your homeowners policy insured values …

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Skin Safety in the Sun

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As temperatures start to rise during the summer and you spend more time outdoors, it’s important to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Harmful conditions like sunburns are common, but extended exposure to the sun is the primary cause of over 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancer in the United States. Skin cancer is both dangerous and common. It …

workout

Fuel Your Workout the Right Way

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You have to put gas in your car to make it go, right? The same concept can be applied to your body and working out. Just like you can’t expect your car to get you from point A to point B without fuel, you can’t expect your body to get you through a workout if it’s not properly fuelled. Here’s …

job sites

Preparing Job Sites for Severe Weather

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Severe weather conditions can be detrimental to job sites, putting unintended strain on your business. While there’s no way to completely guarantee your job site is protected from the elements, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the risks posed by extreme weather events. Securing Your Job Site While each job site is different and requires unique planning …

mental health

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Daily Mental Health

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Mental health plays a huge role in your overall health and well-being. It affects everything, including how we think, feel and act, and helps determine how we make healthy choices and cope with stress. Because it’s such a crucial component of your health, it’s important to focus on maintaining or improving your mental health. Here are five simple ways to …