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The Importance of Drinking Water

July 3, 2012 – 6:32 pm Comments Off
The Importance of Drinking Water

Summer is an important time to be aware of how much water we are consuming. Warm, sunny days and outdoor activities lead to an increase in sweat, as your body works to keep cool. Now …

Temps Are Rising – 5 Tips for the Road

June 29, 2012 – 6:54 pm Comments Off
Temps Are Rising – 5 Tips for the Road

The summer sun sends temperatures soaring into the 90s in many parts of the U.S., which can make your car a danger zone for many reasons.
Whether your summer consists of family road tripping or lazy …

Fanfare, Fun and Fireworks

June 25, 2012 – 6:20 pm Comments Off
Fanfare, Fun and Fireworks

Summer is upon us and that means baseball, apple pie and the Fourth of July—which, of course, means fireworks.

The lure of pyrotechnics is almost irresistible for many, especially kids. In fact, there has been a …

Bounce House Blitz – How to Avoid Injury

September 22, 2011 – 8:54 am Comments Off
Bounce House Blitz – How to Avoid Injury

In recent years, bounce houses — those giant inflatable enclosures — and inflatable slides have grown leaps and bounds in popularity. And because of the amount of padding these huge toys provide, parents have expressed …

The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

June 22, 2011 – 12:57 pm Comments Off
The Serious Side of Amusement Rides: 10 Tips to Stay Safe

A 3-year-old boy died of massive head injuries on April 2, 2011, after falling off a children’s roller coaster in Illinois. The child was seated with his twin brother near the front of a roller …

Be Prepared: Understand Pool Safety to Ensure More Fun in the Sun

June 22, 2011 – 12:52 pm Comments Off

A dip in a cool swimming pool on a hot summer day brings refreshment and fun to kids and adults alike. This time of year, kids can’t resist asking, on a nearly daily basis, “When …

Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

June 22, 2011 – 12:43 pm One Comment
Know the Hidden Dangers in Hot Tubs

Imagine this: you finally arrive at your dream vacation spot in sunny Florida. You get to the hotel, check-in, and begin a few weeks of fun. After visiting the theme parks, you decide to sit …

Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

June 22, 2011 – 12:14 pm Comments Off
Avoiding & Escaping Rip Currents

At the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida, 19-year-old Josh Scurlock looks out at the water. The larger-than-normal waves look rough but not too rough, so he and a friend venture out into the water. A …

NASA Funds Pool Safety Research on Limb Entrapment and Evisceration

February 23, 2011 – 5:28 pm Comments Off

New research funded by NASA through the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) verifies the suction forces involved with pool intake pipe limb entrapments and that the release of vacuum can free the limb. In a separate report, the estimated number of seconds from start to finish in which eviscerations occur was also discovered. SATOP’s Florida center, the Technological Research and Development Authority and the Pool Safety Council, in conjunction with Florida Institute of Technology conducted a series of tests to confirm these groundbreaking results.

A Little-Known Personal Watercraft Danger

September 22, 2010 – 12:02 pm Comments Off

In 2007, a 21 year-old woman was vacationing at a resort in the Bahamas when she decided to ride on a Jet Ski, the most widely-used personal watercraft. Unfortunately, she slipped off the back of the watercraft and was eviscerated by the high-pressure stream of water that powers the vehicle. Through the years, a number of men and women have suffered similar injuries to the groin and abdominal area – one of the least publicized dangers in the recreational boating industry.