• Fireworks Safety: 3 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

    Fireworks Safety: 3 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

    As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day this week, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging the public to make hearing protection a priority by taking some basic precautionary measures at fireworks, festivals, parades, and other events. Many traditional Fourth of July festivities can reach potentially dangerous noise levels. Fireworks and firecrackers can be as loud as 150 decibels—louder than a jackhammer or jet plane take-off. Safe listening levels are generally considered 75-80 decibels. The louder the noise, the less time it takes to damage a person’s hearing. While noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable, once it occurs, it is irreversible. Here are some tips to celebrate safely: 1.…

  • Home Security 101: How to Burglar-Proof Your Home
    Family,  Safety

    Home Security 101: How to Burglar-Proof Your Home

    Did you know that there are about 1.4 million cases of burglaries reported in 2017 just in the United States of America? If you’re a homeowner, this statistic is something to be concerned about. Here’s another statistic you should be aware of 28 percent, or nearly 3 out of 10 of these burglaries happen when there’s someone at home. And, as anyone would have imagined, a confrontation between a member of the household and a criminal should be the last thing that should happen. With such startling statistics we face every year, as homeowners, we can never be too careful when it comes to home security. And it’s not just…

  • 7 Ways to Make the Furniture Moving Process as Easy and Safe as Possible
    Life,  Safety

    7 Ways to Make the Furniture Moving Process as Easy and Safe as Possible

    Quite a few aspects of the home-moving process are more difficult and trying than is widely believed, but safely delivering possessions—precious furniture especially—is perhaps the most demanding component of moving. To be sure, if you fail to take several preemptive steps and precautions before transporting your precious furniture to a new home, there’s a good chance that the associated work will become more frustrating and costlier than it would have otherwise been. The good news, however, is that the home-moving process, when it’s carefully planned and mapped out, is rather straightforward. What’s more is that this point holds true for small items and precious furniture alike. If you’re currently moving,…

  • 7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children
    Around The House,  Family,  Home Improvement,  Kids,  Parenting,  Safety

    7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children

    There’s nothing better than your home. It’s the place where you relax and unwind after a long day at work. It’s a haven from the world and all its pressures. When it comes to your children, you want them to be as safe as possible, which means going the extra mile to ensure they are protected. Since over 6,000 deaths occur in the home each year, here are seven things that you need to do to ensure your kids are safe. 1. Keep All Cleaners Out of Reach It only seems natural to put cleaners under the kitchen or bathroom sinks. However, some cleaners are toxic and can be very…

  • 10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning
    Family,  Guest Post,  Kids,  Safety

    10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

    Nearly 300-children under the age of five drown in pools and spas every year. The number one way to prevent drownings is through proactive parent supervision, but most drownings occur when a child was thought to be in the house but slipped outside without anyone knowing. This year alone, at least two children drowned days after their family moved into a new home. In 77% of accidental drownings, the child had been seen 5-minutes or less before being missed. That’s why pool safety advocates at Life Saver Pool Fence urge parents to install layers of protection in a home before they move in. These are designed to block kids from…

  • Automobile Features
    Cars,  Georgia,  Safety

    5 Automobile Features You Can Use to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

    Learning to drive is a rite of passage that all teenagers experience, but it can be a stressful time for you as a parent, who knows all the dangers they face. Teenagers are more likely to die or get injured than drivers of any other age, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, young people ages 16-19 are most at risk. These facts can be frightening; however, if your teenager is ready to get behind the wheel, there are several automobile features available you can employ to help keep him or her safer. 1.     Audio Control Few things are more exciting for a teen than getting into a…

  • Security
    Family,  Safety,  Technology

    What Should You Do When Security Becomes Your Top Priority?

    Once you reach a certain point in life, you will begin to grow a family or settle down, and security of your property will become an utmost priority. You will want to make sure that you can guarantee that both your family and your possessions are completely safe. There are many ways to increase the security in your home. Go Gated One option might be to move to a gated community. Gated communities are exactly as they sound. They are behind a locked gate in a closed off area of development. Typically, you will find that there is someone monitoring the one entrance to the community always. If you want…

  • Keep Your Kids Safe
    Family,  Kids,  Safety

    Here Are 4 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe In The Home

    If you are like most parents, you find yourself constantly worrying about the safety and wellbeing of your kids. When they are at home, you expect that they should be able to remain as safe as possible, but that is not always the case. As it happens, the home is often one of the places which needs the most care and attention to keep everyone safe and secure. In this article, we are going to consider some of the essential things that you need to do if you want to ensure your children are safe at home. There are many potential dangers and threats in any home, and knowing what…

  • Dad and Son
    Cars,  Daddy Talk,  Safety

    11 Helpful Things Every Dad Needs In His Car

    If you have children under your care, you can’t be too prepared. Which means that your car should be packed with essentials. After all, we spend a great deal of time in our automobiles, and getting lost or stranded is always a possibility. Be prepared, and these scenarios are mere inconveniences; get caught unprepared, however, and you could find yourself in a hazardous situation. For this reason, consider keeping these items in your car. First-Aid Kit A first-aid kit is a must. There are a multitude of traveling first-aid kits to choose from. Thankfully, nearly all of them come with bandages, gauze, cleansing wipes, scissors, tweezers, swabs, pads, tape, and…

  • Safety Issues You Need to Know About Before Welding
    Home Improvement,  Safety

    Safety Issues You Need to Know About Before Welding

    Before getting started in the welding trade, it’s necessary to be aware of safety issues. Welders can protect themselves from accidents or burns by using personal protective equipment and conducting a risk assessment. What do you need to look out for when you start a welding project? Check out this list for the most common safety issues. Welder’s Flash Exposing the eye to ultraviolet light causes sunburn-like damage to the cornea. This is often referred to as “welder’s flash.” A welding torch is a source of UV light which can cause blurred vision and sore eyes, often requiring medical attention. To avoid welder’s flash, protective equipment such as a welder’s…