Today is “Don’t Fry Day”

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend “Don’t Fry Day!” in order to remind people to protect their skin from damage from the sun this weekend.

Their recommendation is to focus on as many of the following as possible:

  • Do Not Burn or Tan
  • Seek Shade
  • Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
  • Generously Apply Sunscreen
  • Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
  • Get Vitamin D Safely

None of these steps, taken alone, is enough.

According to their websiteSkin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 73,870 new cases of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and more than two million new cases of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers in the U.S.

Protect your skin and future health and “Don’t Fry” this weekend.

Delta Airlines New Safety Video

Delta airlines provides us with the latest in airline safety videos with this strange in-flight meme video. Not sure how effective it is but it does capture your attention so that you can’t look away, rather like a highway accident does.


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Downtown Safety Connection

One of our locations is just South of Seattle in Kent, WA.

I have lived in WA, South of Seattle for the last 17 years, having moved from Chicago, IL in 1998. I consider Seattle to be one of the safest big cities (especially compared to Chicago) but even Seattle has to deal with the same safety issues that any large conglomerate of individuals does so I was pretty excited to discover in brand new website entitled


The website is run by the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and here is what they have to say about this new site:

The DSA is your advocate, and the Downtown Safety Connection is a vehicle to bring your concerns to the city’s decision makers. We will take your Downtown public safety comments and share them with the appropriate departments, connecting you with the people who can best help us make Downtown Seattle the inviting and safe urban area we all want it to be.

The website allows city dwellers to report crimes and suspicious activity in real time. Click on the issue (Drug dealing, Encampment, Graffiti, Illegal Vending, Individual Suffering Mental Health Crisis, Intimidating behavior/Aggressive solicitation, Open-air drug use, Public nuisance, Street disorder) and specify whom you would like to notify (Downtown Seattle Association, City Attorney, County Prosecutor, Metropolitan Improvement District, Office of the Mayor, Seattle City Council, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Police Dept., Seattle Public Utilities or Transit Police). Then, fill out your name, email (both of which are required although you can check a box that we keep your name anonymous) and, if you wish, your phone and business/residential bldg. You can then give details (2,000 character limit) as well as the Street address or intersection of the activity. You can also attach one or more photos, although there is a disclaimer that says “Please do not take photos if doing so will escalate the situation, or could put the safety of you or others at risk. Max size 4MB.

It also lets you know to make sure to call 911 if a crime is in progress.

So… I think it’s cool but what about you? Do you think this is something that every major (or even medium sized) city ought to emulate? Will this help reduce crime or will it just move to areas that don’t have such sites? Would you use it? Why? Why not?


Tools for Trainers and Organizers

Are you a trainer? Are you looking for tools to make your job easier and more effective?

If so, you need to check out The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health website. Mouse over the “resources” tab and click on “Tools for Trainers” and you’ll be taken to a page that will keep you busy for quite a while.

Here’s just a sample of what’s available on that page:

There’s a whole lot more as well as links to find even more material.
You’re welcome!

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Job Hazard Analysis (Infographic)


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10 Banned Foods That We Need to Stop Eating

10 Banned Foods to Avoid

Are you eating food that’s already banned in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website.

<img src="" alt="10 Banned Foods to Avoid" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">Are you eating <a href=""><strong>"food that's already banned"</strong></a> in other countries but is still allowed to poison and kill Americans? Learn these pernicious ingredients and common foods through this infographic. Use the embed code to share it on your website.</p>
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$60.00 Harness for $38.70

This universal harness with side D-rings normally retails for over $60.00. Now, for a limited time, while supplies last, you can get it for only $38.70. Click here to purchase it.



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