Columbus, OH — Golf cart users, be “FORE!”-warned: The zippy means of transportation – no longer limited to golf courses – carries “considerable risk of injury and morbidity” to drivers and passengers of all ages, especially kids and older adults, say researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Before tackling spring cleaning, you should be aware of the hazards that may await you: handling household chemicals, lifting heavy objects, navigating around clutter, walking on wet surfaces, and reaching or climbing – to name a few.
Did I cook that long enough? I’m supposed to rinse off chicken when I take it out of the package, right? Eating raw cookie dough won’t really make me sick. These are just some of the food safety mistakes people make.
Bethesda, MD — With COVID-19 restrictions keeping families at home – and millions of people preparing to watch Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 – now is a good time to secure TVs and large furniture to prevent tip-overs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
University Park, PA — Planning a do-it-yourself project with shipping pallets, or headed to your local “big box” retailer? Be careful: Non-work-related injuries involving pallets resulted in more than 30,000 emergency room visits over a recent five-year period, according to researchers from Penn State University and the University of Florida.