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Food Safety During an Emergency

Throughout an emergency it is important to keep food and water safe to reduce loss and the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. During an emergency the...

How can I reduce the risk of a tree falling on my house during a storm?

The risk of a tree or its parts failing can never be completely eliminated. It can, however, be reduced to a reasonable level so that you can have peace of...

Hitch and Go Safely. What will your truck or tractor pull safely?

Do you know what is safe to tow behind your pickup truck or tractor? Take a moment to test yourself read through this booklet!Read Keep the Trailer Connected...

Is mold a health issue inside the home?

Floods Home Energy Updated: October 16, 2015

Mold in the home can be a health hazard if it's allowed to grow and isn't handled properly.The type and severity of health effects depend upon:People most...

Health and Safety in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Keeping children of all ages safe and healthy is one of the most important tasks of child care providers. Whether children are in center- or home-based care,...

Creating a Child Care Environment that Supports Children's Exploration

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Encouraging safe exploration is an important job for child care providers. Children are natural explorers and risk takers. They move quickly, put things in...

Preventing Injuries in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for young children. Young children are at higher risk of injuries overall, and certain injuries are...

What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Child Care Updated: September 30, 2015

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year old. It is the leading cause of death in children...

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Women in Agriculture Updated: November 03, 2014

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Burning Safely and Effectively

Prescribed Fire Updated: October 28, 2014

Several things must exist for a person to consistently conduct safe and effective prescribed fires or controlled burns. These include appropriate education,...

Include a winter emergency kit when packing for winter travels

If stuck in your car during a winter storm, a disaster supplies kit might save your life.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends items...

What should I do if I spill fertilizer on my lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 14, 2011

If you have over-applied or spilled fertilizer on your lawn, you must physically remove as much as you can. This can be accomplished by hand or by using a...

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