Monthly Archives: June 2014

Safety in the Workplace with Kristina Ray

Workplace accidents like slipping, tripping, and falling can happen to any of us. According to the National Safety Council, “Adults 55 and older are more prone to being victims of falls, and the resulting injuries can diminish the ability to lead active, independent lives. The number of fall deaths among adults 65 or older is 4 times the number of fall deaths among all other age groups.” YIKES! Fortunately, we have the ability to drastically reduce.
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RRCA General Running Safety Tips By: Jennifer Smirl

RRCA GENERAL RUNNING SAFETY TIPS: • DON’T WEAR HEADPHONES. Use your ears to be aware of your surroundings. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes may miss during evening or early morning runs. • Run against traffic so you can observe approaching automobiles. By facing on-coming traffic, you may be able to react quicker than if it is behind you. • Look both ways before crossing. Be sure the driver of a car acknowledges your right-of-way.
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Hiking Safety Tips

1.) Always tell someone reliable where you’re going and when you will be back. 2.) Know the weather forecast and be prepared for it to change. This is Oregon after all. 3.) Don’t forget to bring water! It’s always a good idea to bring more than you think you need. 4.) Be prepared and always carry these items:
  1. Map and compass
  2. Extra clothing
  3. Extra food and water
  4. First-aid kit
  5. Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  6. Fire starter and matches (storm proof, or in a.
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