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Health and Safety Podcast<br />June 2, 2010<br />
Topics<br />June 2, 2010:<br />Preventing fires.<br />Swimming pool health.<br />Boating safety.<br />
Preventing Fires<br />Be sure to completely douse cigarette butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they ...
Preventing Fires<br />Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. <br />Check furniture for any droppe...
Preventing Fires<br />Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. <br />If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. T...
Preventing Fires<br />To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been dri...
Swimming Pools<br />CDC study found 1 out of 8 public pools <br />were closed due to serious code violations.<br />Don′t s...
Swimming Pools<br />Change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area; not at poolside. <br />Wash your children thor...
Swimming Pools<br />Ask the pool operator about chlorine and pH levels and the latest pool inspection score.<br />The pH i...
Boating Safety<br />Before you get on the water:<br />Complete an online boating safety course. <br />Properly prepare you...
Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Make sure that life jackets are within reach. Children and people who are con...
Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Be aware of your surroundings, other boaters and your speed. <br />Keep an ey...
Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Avoid alcohol whileboating. It can loweryour awareness andyour ability toresp...
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 2, 2010

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Tips on how to prevent fires if you’re a smoker, swimming pool health and boating safety information.

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Health and Safety Podcast: June 2, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />June 2, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />June 2, 2010:<br />Preventing fires.<br />Swimming pool health.<br />Boating safety.<br />
  3. 3. Preventing Fires<br />Be sure to completely douse cigarette butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire. <br />Never smoke in bed. <br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr<br />
  4. 4. Preventing Fires<br />Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. <br />Check furniture for any dropped ashes before going to bed. <br />Empty ashes into a fireproof container with water and sand.<br />Keep smoking materials away from anything that can burn.<br />
  5. 5. Preventing Fires<br />Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. <br />If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires. <br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr<br />
  6. 6. Preventing Fires<br />To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been drinking or have taken medicine or other drugs. <br />Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach <br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr<br />
  7. 7. Swimming Pools<br />CDC study found 1 out of 8 public pools <br />were closed due to serious code violations.<br />Don′t swim when you have diarrhea. <br />Don′t swallow pool water. <br />Practice good hygiene.<br />Take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. <br />
  8. 8. Swimming Pools<br />Change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area; not at poolside. <br />Wash your children thoroughly with soap and water before they go swimming. <br />Check pool water qualityyourself using test stripspurchased at a local store. <br />
  9. 9. Swimming Pools<br />Ask the pool operator about chlorine and pH levels and the latest pool inspection score.<br />The pH is probably the most important factor in swimming pool water. It should be tested and adjusted weekly. <br />Call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming. <br />
  10. 10. Boating Safety<br />Before you get on the water:<br />Complete an online boating safety course. <br />Properly prepare your vessel for the water. Make sure it is well equipped.<br />Perform a vessel safety check.<br />File a float plan to tell others where you will be boating. <br />
  11. 11. Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Make sure that life jackets are within reach. Children and people who are considered weaker swimmers should wear their life jackets.  <br />
  12. 12. Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Be aware of your surroundings, other boaters and your speed. <br />Keep an eye out for other boaters in distress; be willing to help if needed.<br />
  13. 13. Boating Safety<br />While on the water:<br />Avoid alcohol whileboating. It can loweryour awareness andyour ability torespond to a situation.  <br />Be aware of your surroundings, otherboaters and your speed.  <br />* Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard. <br />
  14. 14. 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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