Category Archives: safety tips

Safety Tips for Extremely Cold Weather Conditions

Winter can bring extremely low and dangerous temperatures with added wind chills, so it’s important to take proper precautions to minimize your risk of danger presented by severe cold weather. Before Extreme Cold Weather Hits • Be aware of weather conditions ahead by staying updated with the media • Prepare for the worst. Ensure you […]

Winter Weather Sports Safety Tips

There are many activities to participate in around the winter season, including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating and more! Unfortunately, the treacherous winter weather comes with the risk of injuries in young children. In 2013, more than 47,000 children were treated in ERs for injuries related to sledding, ice skating and snowboarding, and the majority […]

Plan for a Safe Super Bowl This Winter

The Super Bowl continuously ranks as one of the most dangerous times of year for drunk driving deaths. In fact, 43% of all traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday in 2012 were caused by drunk driving, compared to an average of 31% for the whole year, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. This year, […]

15 Winter Power Outage Safety Tips

In 2013, extreme cold and weather storms resulted in 46 deaths, according to the National Weather Service. Wintery mixes can lead to power outages which can put you and your family at risk. In the event of a power outage this winter, check out these safety tips to help you prepare: 1. Keep flashlights, batteries, […]

Tips for Driving at Night and in Bad Weather

With winter in full swing, night driving can be extremely dangerous in treacherous weather. Check out these simple safety tips for safe winter driving at night: • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions – take it slower than normal. • Make sure the full lighting system on your vehicle […]

Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve Festivities

New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the anticipation of the New Year and starting fresh. However, a good time can turn into tragedy quickly if proper precautions aren’t taken. Every year, nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The risk of sharing the road with a […]

Apartment Safety Tips for the Winter

Living in a multi-family building presents a number of wintertime challenges including health safety and heating and electrical safety. Here are some tips to keep your family healthy and safe in your apartment this winter: Health Safety • Spending more time in close contact with other people can increase your risk of illness. • Make […]

5 Tips for Traveling Back from the Holidays

You may be heading back to the city from your holiday festivities. Check out these safety tips for heading home from your holiday destination: 1. Avoid High Travel Days: the day after Christmas tends to be a pretty busy traffic day but since it is on a Thursday this year, traveling might be dispersed over the […]