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1 Health & Safety Starts With Me Leah Curran Wilmington DE Chapter #96

2 Food for Thought

3 Best Foods to Eat for Your Mood Seafood: contain hefty amounts of selenium, a mineral that helps combat mental decline, anxiety, and depression. Walnuts: only nut variety to deliver a serious dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which help combat depression and improve mood. Turkey: loaded with tryptophan, a chemical that stimulates serotonin production and calms the brain. Insufficient serotonin can increase the likelihood of depression and other mood disorders.

4 Filled with folic acid, antioxidants, and magnesium, all linked to a good mood.

5 Best Foods for Weight Management Garlic Beans Pistachios Seaweed Jalapenos White Potatoes Mangos Yogurt Avocado Artichokes

6 Best Foods After a Workout Portable Protein Greek Yogurt Ready to Drink Protein Shakes Popeye’s Power Protein Shake Low-Fat Chocolate Milk

7 Top Health Benefits of Owning a Pet According to the Cancer Nutrition Centers of America, heart attack patients who own a pet are more likely to survive longer than those who do not have a furry friend. Pet owners also make up to 20% fewer doctors visits than non-pet owners. Senior citizens with Alzheimer’s can benefit from having a tank full of brightly colored fish, as it can improve their eating habits and cut back on disruptive behaviors. Children exposed to pets during their first years of like have a lesser chance of developing asthma and allergies. Pets make people feel at ease. Chronic stress can cause a variety of other health problems, so having a pet in your home can help take some of the stress out of your life.

8 Women in Construction Facts 2011 US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows more than 800,000 women employed in construction industry. 163,000 were production workers, such as laborers, electricians, and plumbers. Half of the women in the construction industry hold clerical and support jobs. One third are in management and professional positions.

9 Jobsite Culture Hostile workplace Sexual harassment Isolation Job Insecurity

10 Jobsite Safety & Health Concerns Major causes of death for women are transportation incidents. Violence to women occurred mostly to women working in construction offices. Major causes of injury are bodily reaction/overexertion, contact with objects and falls. Ergonomics Personal protective equipment (PPE) Reproductive hazards Sanitary facilities

11 Ways to Stay Healthy If You Work Indoors Start off on the right foot Prepare for a snack attack Brown bag it Order smart Try some desk-ercises Just keep moving Save sweets Limit happy hour


13 Health & Safety Apps LiftRight—how to lift safely Wellnomics Stretches—stretch key muscles ILO Ergonomic Checkpoints—create customized checklists for ergonomic checkpoints at work NIOSH Ladder Safety– helps workers use extension ladders safely OSHA Heat Safety Tool– provides info to outdoor workers First Aid by the American Red Cross— step by step instructions iConstructSafe– videos designed to quickly remind workers about safety precautions OSHA Safety—full text of OSHA regulations for General Industry NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards– searchable index of chemicals NFPA 101—references requirements related to fire protection EHS Audit Mobile– downloadable inspection forms Safety John– create hazard reports

14 Current Events Shall we discuss?

15 Toddler Dies After Being Left in Hot Car for 8 Hours June 18 According to Cobb County police, the father of the toddler was supposed to drop the baby off at daycare, but forgot. The father then drove to work around 9 a.m. Wednesday and left the baby in the car. It wasn't until the man left work and started driving home that he looked in the backseat and saw the child still strapped in the car seat and unresponsive. Justin Ross Harris has been charged with murder after leaving the child inside a brutally hot car.

16 Hospital CEO Leaves Child to Die in Hot Car July 5 Engholm left Clare in a minivan last month on a day when outside temperatures approached 90 degrees. Engholm was rushing to attend a series of meetings at Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Engholm had forgotten she was supposed to have dropped the child at the baby sitter and discovered Clare's body when she picked up her elder son from a child-care center after work, according to The Associated Press.

17 It Can Happen Anywhere… Southern California foster mother left a 3-year-old girl in a sport utility vehicle for 15 minutes and she died, succumbing to 108-degree temperatures. In May, a Colorado woman left her 13-month-old son strapped in a baby seat while she went to work at a McDonald's. She is charged with child abuse resulting in death and could face 16 to 48 years in prison. In March, a Texas woman returned to her car after a day at work at a shopping mall to find her 5-month-old son dead, overcome by heat. She said she was sure she had dropped him off at daycare. Though the temperatures that day only climbed into the 70s, police said the temperature inside the car was probably more than 100 degrees.

18 The Brutal FACTS… When temperatures outside range from 80 degrees to 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly climb to between 130 to 172, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The temperature inside a closed car rises most quickly during the first 15 minutes that it is left in the sun, according to the CDC. More than three dozen children die of hyperthermia in cars every year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

19 What Can You Do? Leave something in the backseat Don’t break routine Find a babysitter

20 Ebola Outbreak The 4 affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone) have reported some 3,069 cases of Ebola, with about 1,552 deaths, and new cases continue to be reported according to the WHO. The disease, which causes severe hemorrhaging and can kill up to 90% of those infected, is spread by direct contact with the blood and body fluids of infected animals or people. Sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat are typical signs and symptoms. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

21 What Can You Do? Seek medical attention Stay home if you are sick Avoid contact with others Get vaccinated Cover when you cough or sneeze Limit travels Don’t share drinks or utensils Wash your hands frequently

22 Powering Through Instead of Powering Down 60% of American woman say they get a good night’s sleep only a few times a week, and 67% say they frequently have sleep problems. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. National Sleep Foundation says, “Women’s lack of sleep affects virtually every aspect of their time-pressed lives, leaving them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex and little time for their friends.” Research shows that being continually sleep-deprived makes you dumb, irritable, distracted, unhappy, and fat.

23 What Can You Do? Get into a bedroom routine Arrange your bedroom Don’t use your phone as an alarm Practice deep breathing Relax the muscles in your toes Mental exercise Get out of bed No clock watching Visualize a beautiful experience Get enough exercise Get a better pillow No coffee after 2pm Eliminate alcohol 3hrs before bed Prepare for travel See a doctor



26 Promote Health & Safety in Your Chapters Magazine swap Blood drive Vaccination clinic Pot-luck dinner Drop-in exercise class Self-defense class Defensive driving course Newsletters Prescription take-back days Promote NAWIC Safety Excellence Awards

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