Know the Signs of Heat Stress
When working outside during times of high heat is unavoidable, make sure you recognize the signs of heat stress. The New York State Department of Health has an easy-to-understand chart that shows the signs of heat stroke, heat stress and heat exhaustion, available on the web at the link below.
Tips to Avoid Starting Wildfires
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) advised today that although the State's ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York State year-round. Residents are encouraged to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.
In urban and suburban areas of New York, it is illegal to conduct open burning. It is also illegal to burn garbage, leaves, and leaf piles in New York State year-round.
You can find more information on the DEC Website here
May is Electrical Safety Month
Did you know that May is Electrical Safety Month? Electricity makes our lives a lot easier. Think about how many times a day you use electricity...charging your phone, drying your hair, plugging in the coffee pot. Many times we use electricity out of habit, but are we being safe?
Here are some ways to safely use electricity:
- Regularly check your electrical cords for damage
- Make sure cords are not running under carpets or across doorways
- Only use one heat producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time (ex: toaster, curling iron, etc.)
- Keep children away from electrical cords and outlets
- Make sure that the bulb in your light matches what is safe for the lamp