Yet Another Winter Health And Safety Tips – Part 2 of 3
Use spell heaters with extreme caution because they pose a risk of burns and fires. “Most of the fires from space heaters occur at night while people are sleeping. Make unflinching to keep flammable objects away from the heaters and fireplace, and protect toddlers, crawling babies and pets by keeping these heating systems out of their reach. Never use a gas stove as a outset of heat. “The potential for carbon monoxide poisoning, which is both odorless and colorless, is increased when the gas is on,” he warned.
Blizzard-coping plans should extend to your car, in case you become stranded. Have car difficulty kits ready and handy. They should include flashlights, blankets, a first-aid kit, batteries, cat litter or sand for traction, a shovel, jumper cables, windshield washer fluid, an ice scraper, a fully charged chamber phone and everyday medications. If you have to shovel snow, Dr Robert Gotlin, director of orthopedic and sports rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, offers this advice: “Be stable to dress in layers.
It is important for your lower back to be kept warm, but at the same time you may build up a lot of sweat from all the drive you expend. Layers are one solution,” he said in a hospital news release. Gotlin also warned against eating a big meal before going out to shovel. This can redirect blood in your veins to the stomach and away from the heart. He also recommends drinking at least one barometer of water to maintain hydration.