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Security & Preparedness, Work Life & Safety July 10, 2019

How to Evacuate Your Workplace During an Emergency

Krystina C., Editor

An emergency can strike anytime and anywhere, including your workplace. Whether a manmade incident (e.g., fire) or a natural disaster (e.g., tornado), an emergency can force you and your colleagues to evacuate the building at a moment's notice. H...

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Home Life, QuickSeries Publishing July 3, 2019

Spark Up a Conversation with these Fourth of July Fast Facts

Erika S., Editor in Chief

On the Fourth of July, Americans across the country celebrate independence with parades, food and fireworks, thanks to our Founding Fathers. Share these 14 facts about the Fourth of July to add a dash of patriotic flavor to your backyard barbecue....

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 25, 2019

Extreme Heat: Tips on How to Stay Safe

Clarissa S., Editor

Extreme heat is the leading weather-related cause of death in the U.S. Extreme heat and humidity can be extremely dangerous, as they push the human body beyond its limits. To combat the effects of extreme heat, the human body must work very hard t...

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Security & Preparedness, Work Life & Safety June 20, 2019

PREA Standards for Sexual Misconduct: A Correctional Administrator’s Checklist for Prevention and Response

Heather M., Editor

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) addresses the problem of sexual misconduct in adult prisons and jails, lockups, community confinement facilities and juvenile facilities. “Sexual misconduct” includes sexual abuse and sexual harassment. As ...

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Security & Preparedness June 18, 2019

6 Steps to Protect Your Home from Hurricanes

Krystina C., Editor

Once a hurricane hits, it's too late to protect your home and property. Known as cyclones and typhoons in other parts of the world, hurricanes cause high winds, heavy rain and flooding that can damage your home. If you live in a hurricane-prone ar...

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Home Life, Security & Preparedness June 13, 2019

Pet Preparedness: Top Tips for Keeping Pets Safe During a Disaster

Amanda S., Editor

When disaster strikes, it can send us all into panic mode. We hurriedly secure our homes, gather important belongings and make sure loved ones are safe and taken care of. However, in the pandemonium that can accompany an emergency, we might forget...

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Military Life June 11, 2019

How to Help Veterans Get Started with VA Health Care Benefits

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Many people think income or combat experience is the deciding factor in whether a Veteran qualifies for VA health care. That’s actually not true. Encourage Veterans in your community to seek the VA health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. ...

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Work Life & Safety June 6, 2019

How Employers Can Create an Inclusive Workplace for LGBTQI Employees

Clarissa S., Editor

Despite the Federal law that protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), discrimination still occurs every day in the U.S. Discrimination against members of the Lesbian,...

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Work Life & Safety June 4, 2019

Workplace Safety: How to Avoid Common Causes of Injury

Clarissa S., Editor

Most people spend the majority of their time at work, and there are many potential hazards in every workplace – even in workplaces where minimal physical activity is required. However, most accidents are preventable. Everyone needs to stay vigilan...

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Health & Wellness, Work Life & Safety May 30, 2019

Stress in Emergency Responders: Know the Warning Signs

Krystina C., Editor

Emergency responders are usually the first on the scene to face challenging and stressful situations. They are also the first to reach out to disaster survivors and provide them with emotional and physical support. These duties, although criticall...

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