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  • Storage and Water Heater Flue Pipes

    While visiting a viewer's basement we discovered two very dangerous things. She had mentioned that she had a heating duct that was disconnected. As we doug out the boxes and hanging coats that were in the way, we discovered a burn mark across a plastic coat cover as well as a burn right into the ...
  • Smoke alarms: testing and aging

    Most smoke alarms operate by allowing the smoke to get between a light source and a light sensitive target. When the light gets dim, the alarm goes off. If a spider passes in front of the light, or spins his web in front of the light, he may just set off the alarm. Vacuum out your smoke alarms...
  • Safety in the workshop -- the kids version

    Michelle (10) and Emily (8) Campbell invited me into their father's wood shop where they had prepared a series of demonstrations to illustrate basic safety precautions for kids working with wood.They walked us through the differences in various types of eye protection, insisted on providing heari...
  • The best of breathing protection

    The first photo shows a respirator. If you have ever used a respirator you will really love this new one. It has a quick latch release that allows you to drop it down off of your face without loosing any of the adjustments of the straps on your head, and quick latch it right back. When using...
  • The newest in safety equipment -- even for kids.

    As people become more and more safety conscious, the products to protect us are getting better and better. If you are looking for safety glasses you need to decide what you are protecting yourself from. The minimum glasses protect from direct flying debris with a little side protection. Slight...
  • More on Child Proofing a home & baby sitter safety

    Making your home safe for young children is a subject that I like to return to every year, as the principles of caution and safety are still the same, but there are constantly new products to help us keep our homes safe for the kids. For last years list, visit child proofing a home.This year we ...
  • Ergonomics -- Tools that fit our bodies

    More and more manufacturers are making ergonomic claims for new tools: easier on your back, fits in your hand better, a less stressful grip and so on. I invited Dr. Ted Crowther who is the Director of Clinical Education of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Grimbsy, Ontario to help me...
  • Preparing for a household emergency.

    Is your family trained and ready to deal with a household emergency?Discussion is good, but training and practice is a very good idea, especially when children are involved.If kids have some sense of what to do, they will panic much less during an emergency like a fire.Make a rough sketch of the ...
  • Child proofing a home

    If you want to make your house safe for that toddler, I suggest that you get down on the floor and crawl through the house, looking at everything from the toddler's point of view. Aside from discovering all the old bubble gum that you never knew was stuck under the table top, you will begin to se...
  • Details on CO detectors.

    Should CO (carbon monoxide) detectors be placed like smoke detectors?Not necessarily.Smoke detectors are placed near or on the ceiling because both heat and smoke rise.CO however is the same weight as air, so it mixes all over. That means that you could put your CO detectors on the ceiling, or y...