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Poisonous Spiders

Spider Bites In the US there are 3 main spiders that are considered “Dangerous”. These 3 spiders are the Black Widow, Brown Recluse and the Brown Widow. Here is some information on all of them. Brown Recluse At least five species of recluse spiders are found in the United States. The brown recluse spider (Loxosceles […]

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The Good Samaritan Law — California Health and Safety Code Section 1799.102

1799.102. (a) No person who in good faith, and not for compensation, renders emergency medical or nonmedical care at the scene of an emergency shall be liable for any civil damages resulting from any act or omission. The scene of an emergency shall not include emergency departments and other places where medical care is usually […]

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Man found unconscious in street near Balboa Park later dies

Atleast they tried. It gave him a chance to survive. If you would like to learn CPR give us a call to set up a class. SAN DIEGO — A man found unconscious in the street at the intersection of University Avenue and Vermont Street near Balboa Park died a short time later Sunday […]

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Bystander CPR saves baby’s life!

Im a big fan of people learning CPR just to know what to do when the moment comes. Here is a great example of just such a time. MIAMI (KABC) — Incredible pictures captured the dramatic moments when a baby stopped breathing during traffic along a busy Miami freeway. An aunt was on babysitting duty […]

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You’ll find heavy equipment used on practically all construction projects across America, they are either bought or rented from a plant hire company. From large roadbuilding projects to residential homebuilding, heavy construction equipment is necessary to build and maintain the nation’s infrastructure – and staying safe when working around heavy equipment is vital.

If you work with or around heavy construction equipment, you’ll have a healthy respect for what these powerful machines can do. Whether you’re around a large excavator on a commercial construction site, working with mechanical cables used to lift heavy weights, a grader in the roadbuilding industry, or operating a skid steer on a residential renovation project, you need to be aware of what your equipment is capable of. That includes what it’s capable of doing to you. Say, for instance, steel pulleys that are attached to shafts and are used for lifting heavy weights should be chosen carefully, to ensure safety and also optimize the life of mechanical cables. You can always find sources like that could provide you information about how to pick mechanical cable pulleys that suits your requirements. In the same way, you need to make sure your whole construction site is safe and secure, so this means it is cordoned off to the public to prevent them from getting into an accident with any machinery. For example, barriers and bollards like those found here – – are a good place to start. It also means that you must be fully trained and confident to use the machinery and know the risks of what could potentially happen should things go wrong.

Heavy construction equipment can be dangerous when not used properly, but most workers perform daily duties uninjured. That’s because they’re aware of dangers associated with equipment operation, and they take steps to mitigate potential accidents. These astute operators and helpers truly appreciate the importance of heavy equipment safety.

You can’t over-emphasize heavy equipment safety importance. The United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) cites the construction industry as one of the most dangerous occupations in America. OSHA statistics report that 4,693 workers were fatally injured on the job in 2016. Of those, 21.1%, or 991 workers, were killed on construction projects. That’s one in five American workers who died due to accidental injuries while working around construction equipment.

According to OSHA, there are four main causes of death and injury to construction workers. OSHA refers to these as the “fatal four” that accounted for two-thirds of all fatal accidents. OSHA further states that eliminating the fatal four accidental causes would save approximately 631 American workers’ lives every year. The fatal four accident causes are:

  1. Falls: Falling from a height or off construction equipment accounted for 38.7% of worker deaths.
  2. Struck by an Object: There were 9.4% of workers who suffered fatal injuries after being hit by an object on a construction site.
  3. Electrocutions: Being accidentally energized by electricity accounted for 8.3% of construction worker deaths.
  4. Caught In-Between: The percentage of American construction workers who died after being caught in-between components of construction machinery or materials was 7.3%.

Lessons learned from OSHA investigations indicate that almost all accidents concerning heavy equipment operation were preventable. Working with state and local partners, OSHA changed direction from an enforcement-based safety approach to educational assistance by discussing the implementation of a self closing safety gate in main areas, as well as proper load-handling techniques, etc. With combined efforts of government regulators and private forces like employers, unions, and safety experts, American worker fatalities have dropped from 38 deaths per day in 1970 to an average of 14 a day in 2016.

Clearly, people across the construction industry recognized the importance of heavy equipment safety. They also decided to take action and improve conditions on construction sites. That included educating workers and providing them with detailed safety tips. One of the most important focuses was to eliminate, mitigate and reduce hazards for those working around heavy equipment.

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Heimlich Maneuver

What is the Heimlich maneuver? Each year, many people die from choking on objects that obstruct their airways and cause suffocation. Choking is in fact the fourth leading cause of unintentional death. However, there is a simple technique you can use to help expel a trapped object from another person’s airway. You can even use […]

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Safety Series — Debris Burning



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Residential debris burning allowed. Use Caution.

During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. However, homeowners should always check with their local fire station or CAL FIRE station, as well as local air quality management agency before burning. Burn permits may be required and during the dry months CAL FIRE will suspend burning all together.

Before You Get Started

First, obtain any burn permits that may be required before burning. In many areas, homeowners may be required to get a burn permit from your local fire station and local air district. After obtaining any necessary permits, ensure that burning is not currently restricted in your area.

How to Safely Burn Landscape Debris

  • Landscape debris piles must be in small 4 feet by 4 feet piles.
  • Maximum pile size is 4 feet in diameter.
  • Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10 feet of the outer edge of pile.
  • Keep a water supply and shovel close to the burning site.
  • A responsible adult is required by law to be in attendance until the fire is out.
  • No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe.

It is important for residents to stay mindful of current weather conditions when burning. If it’s windy and the surrounding vegetation is very dry, it may be best to wait and burn landscape debris another day.

What can be burned?

Dry, natural vegetation, grown on the property can still be burned outdoors in open piles, unless prohibited by local ordinances. No household trash or garbage can be burned outdoors at residences.

When can you burn?

Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. Burn permits are only valid on “Permissive Burn Days” as determined by the State Air Resources Board or the local air district. To find out if it is a Burn Day, contact your local air district .

CAL FIRE Online Burn Permits are now available in some areas of California. To find out if online permits are available in your area, visit the CAL FIRE Burn Permit webpage .

Although we dont do a lot of this in california it is important to do it safely if you do. Pass this along to all of your friends and family if they need it.

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, striking victims caught off guard or in their sleep. More than 400 people in the U.S. die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 […]

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What do you want to see from CPR and More?

Hi everyone, Over the last couple of days Ive been real good about posting to my blog. It’s a real challenge. I’m not a blogger by heart but I want to get you great information that you can use. This includes information on CPR, First Aid, CERT teams and anything else that you might be […]

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Animal Evacuations

Animal Evacuations

Animal Evacuations


Here are some things you can do to help your pet during an emergency…

ID your pet: If your dog gets lost, he won’t be able to give his name and number to a good samaritan. Make sure your pet always wears up-to-date ID tags that include your pet’s name, your name and phone number. Consider microchipping your pet as an additional precaution; if your pet is rescued by an animal organization they will be able to scan the chip to obtain your information. Finally, carry photos of your pets so that others can help you find and identify them if you are separated.

Stock pet supplies: Just as it’s a good idea to keep 72 hours’ worth of non-perishables and water for emergency situations, it’s also a good idea to set aside extra food (preferably canned), medicine and other necessities for your pets. You may also want to include a pet first aid kit, an extra collar and leash, a blanket, toys, and copies of your pet’s medical records, including vaccinations. Finally, invest in a sturdy carrier for your animal that they can be transported easily and have a safe place to rest in the event of an emergency.

Find shelter: If you need to evacuate and cannot stay with your pets, it’s important to have a plan to keep them safe and cared for. Check with local animal shelters or pet boarding facilities to see if they accept pets during emergencies, prepare a list of hotels that are pet friendly, or arrange with a friend or family member to keep your pets until you can be together again.

When disaster strikes: If your home or city is not safe for humans, it’s probably not safe for pets, either. Ideally, you should take your pets with you when evacuating in an emergency. If this is not possible, use a rescue alert sticker so that emergency workers know there are pets inside your home. (To obtain a free sticker go to Lastly, remember that the stress and confusion caused by an emergency affects animals just like it affects humans. Comfort your companion animal and don’t be surprised if your cat or dog exhibits unusual behavior in a stressful and scary situation.

This is part of a series of safety messages that we are posting for you. At CPR and More we are interested in keeping you safe in all parts of your life. Keep checking back everyday to see what other great information we have for you.

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