The Mold Monster

People are always super concerned about mold. And mold has been pointed to for the cause of everything from nose and throat pain, to learning disabilities and infant lung bleeding, and has resulted in such extreme measures as burning down houses to get rid of infestations. But is mold the monster it has been made out to be?

April is Tornado Month

What To Look For

Any of the following: Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base; whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base (tornadoes sometimes have no funnel); hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift; loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn’t fade in a few seconds like thunder. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can’t be seen.

Headstart on SAFETY

It’s not until June 1, 2015, but the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.

QUIZ – See if you can choose a correct “alert” for each Pictogram…

Safety First! Scaffolding

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a construction company Concord, NH. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards following the death of an employee on Sept. 16 at a Middle School construction site.

Where is the safest place to stand outside in a thunderstorm?

Tall, pointy objects standing alone in an open space are more likely to get struck by lightning but it’s by no means a certainty. Sometimes the flat ground next to a tall tree can be hit. A car or other enclosed metal structure is the safest place to be in a thunderstorm. Failing that, a

April is Tornado Month

(NASHVILLE) – As of 5:30 AM Wednesday, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reporting 26 confirmed fatalities having occurred in the following counties: Shelby, Fayette, Hardin, Macon, Madison, Sumner and Trousdale. More than 149 people have been reported as being injured and one person is presumed missing as the storms began a deadly march through Middle Tennessee….” *