Tag Archive: Safety

Ways to Water Safety

Do you know how to properly fit a life jacket?  Photo credit Washington County Extension. Like Dr. Seuss said, “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”  With over 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, 4,136 miles of beaches, coastlines, and shorelines, and 4,308 square miles of total water area, Floridians …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/24/ways-to-water-safety/

Summer Picnic Safety Tips

Keep your picnics safe this summer! Summer months are a great time for picnicking with family and friends. Flies and other insects can be rather annoying, but the “bugs” you can’t see can be extremely harmful. Bacteria love the warm humid weather and grow more quickly in the summer than any other time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/summer-picnic-safety-tips/

Shark Safety Tips

Pregnant Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) cruses the sandy seafloor. Credit Florida Sea Grant Stock Photo Shark Safety Tips UF/IFAS Extension – Florida Sea Grant By L. Scott Jackson (Bay County) and Rick O’Connor (Escambia County) Recently, two teens were victims of unusual shark attacks in North Carolina. The two attacks occurred within minutes and miles …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/shark-safety-tips/

Summertime Safety ~ A Hidden Danger

Beware of Hidden Dangers We all know that taking safety measures, such as using car seats correctly or basic childproofing, for our children is important. But what about “hidden dangers?” One major hidden danger can be the family vehicle. As summertime approaches and the heat is upon us, the dangers of leaving a child in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/18/summertime-safety-a-hidden-danger/

Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime

Egg food safety at Easter time Easter activities often include eggs. During the Spring holiday, eggs are both a decorative craft object and an inspiration for springtime fun and games, and, oh by the way, they are fun to eat too. Eggs and egg products can be an important part of your diet. Although there are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/19/eggcellent-food-safety-practices-at-eastertime/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/floridas-enhanced-child-passenger-safety-law-what-do-you-need-to-know/

Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar December 17

What are the food safety actions that Floridians do and do not practice?  What food safety issues are Floridians concerned about?  What do people think about the safety of organic or local food?  The Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar will focus on the results of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/13/public-opinion-of-food-safety-webinar-december-17/

KIDS DON’T FLOAT: Swimming Pool Safety

Going to the beach or pool is a popular summer activity but did you know a child can drown in as little as one inch of water?  Drowning is usually quick and silent.  A child will lose consciousness two minutes after submersion, with irreversible brain damage occurring should the child survive.  According to the Consumer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/kids-dont-float-swimming-pool-safety/

GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart and other retailers which require Food Safety Certification.  Attendees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/gaps-food-safety-training-january-30th/

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