Health and Safety Podcast<br />June 16, 2010<br />
Topics<br />June 16, 2010:<br />EPA Insect Repellent Web Page.<br />“Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap, and Seek Shade.”<br />TSA Sum...
EPA Web Page<br />www.epa.gov/repellentfinder<br />Listings of mosquito and tick repellents.<br />Tips for choosing the ri...
Sun Safety<br />The number one preventable risk factor <br />for skin cancer is overexposure to <br />ultraviolet – or UV ...
Sun Safety<br />“Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap, and Seek Shade.” <br />Slip on a shirt.<br />Slop on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 ...
Summer Travel<br />The Transportation Security <br />Administration (TSA) encourages you to: <br />Have your ID and boardi...
Summer Travel<br />Pack carry-onsinan organized manner.<br />Eligible travelers are encouraged to use family lanes at secu...
Lightning<br />Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena — lightning.<br />Lightning S...
Swimming Pool Safety<br />Always supervise childrenaround and in swimming pools. <br />Be prepared to respondquickly. <br ...
Swimming Pool Safety<br />Virginia Department of Health Division of Injury and Violence Prevention,1-800-732-8333<br />Vir...
Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire...
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Health and Safety Podcast: June 16, 2010

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Learn about biting insects and an EPA website that offers helpful information, the EPA’s “SunWise” program, summertime travel tips from the TSA, lightning safety and how to prevent drowning.

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Health and Safety Podcast: June 16, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />June 16, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />June 16, 2010:<br />EPA Insect Repellent Web Page.<br />“Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap, and Seek Shade.”<br />TSA Summer Travel Reminders.<br />Lightning Safety Awareness Week.<br />Swimming Pools and Drowning.<br />
  3. 3. EPA Web Page<br />www.epa.gov/repellentfinder<br />Listings of mosquito and tick repellents.<br />Tips for choosing the right product.<br />Repellents can reduce or eliminate the discomfort of insect bites.<br />Fairfax County Health Department<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fightthebite <br />
  4. 4. Sun Safety<br />The number one preventable risk factor <br />for skin cancer is overexposure to <br />ultraviolet – or UV – radiation – either <br />from the sun or artificial sources of light.<br />
  5. 5. Sun Safety<br />“Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap, and Seek Shade.” <br />Slip on a shirt.<br />Slop on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.<br />Slap on a wide-brimmed hat.<br />Wrap on sunglasses.<br />Seek shade during midday hours.<br />www.epa.gov/sunwise<br />
  6. 6. Summer Travel<br />The Transportation Security <br />Administration (TSA) encourages you to: <br />Have your ID and boarding pass out and ready.<br />Take off shoes and jackets. <br />Take out any liquids – in a baggie – and laptops. <br />
  7. 7. Summer Travel<br />Pack carry-onsinan organized manner.<br />Eligible travelers are encouraged to use family lanes at security checkpoints. <br />www.tsa.gov<br />
  8. 8. Lightning<br />Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena — lightning.<br />Lightning Safety AwarenessWeek – June 20-26.<br />“When thunder roars, go indoors!”<br />www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov<br />
  9. 9. Swimming Pool Safety<br />Always supervise childrenaround and in swimming pools. <br />Be prepared to respondquickly. <br />Create barriers such as afence with a self-closing gate. <br />Drain pools properly. <br />
  10. 10. Swimming Pool Safety<br />Virginia Department of Health Division of Injury and Violence Prevention,1-800-732-8333<br />Virginia Safe Kids, 804-628-2077, www.safekids.org<br />Consumer Product Safety Commission, www.poolsafety.gov<br />American Red Cross, www.redcross.org<br />
  11. 11. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.<br />703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.<br />

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