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Health and Safety Podcast: Nov. 3, 2010

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Learn about the “Install. Inspect. Protect.” campaign, how to use Daylight Saving Time as an emergency preparedness reminder, Ready Virginia and chain saw safety.

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Health and Safety Podcast: Nov. 3, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />Nov. 3, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />“Install. Inspect. Protect.” campaign.<br />Using Daylight Saving Time as an Emergency Preparedness Reminder.<br />Ready Virginia.<br />Chain Saw Safety.<br />
  3. 3. “Install. Inspect. Protect.”<br />On Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters will canvas homes in various neighborhoods throughout Fairfax County checking for working smoke alarms and providing family fire escape plans for residents. <br />
  4. 4. “Install. Inspect. Protect.”<br />A working smoke alarm can help you and your family escape a deadly fire. It continuously scans the air for smoke, 24/7. It never sleeps.<br />A working, properlyinstalled smoke alarmlowers your chancesof dying in a fire. <br />
  5. 5. Daylight Saving Time<br />Nov. 6 is Daylight Saving Time when we set clocks back – a perfect time to pay special attention tofire safety and alsoassemble or re-stockemergency supplykits for your homeand vehicle.<br />
  6. 6. Daylight Saving Time<br />For more on fire safety, visit the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr. <br />For more on assembling an emergency preparedness kit, call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency. <br />
  7. 7. Ready Virginia<br />Translated a handout onpreparing for emergenciesinto 10 languages. <br />Handouts can be downloadedfrom www.ReadyVirginia.govinArabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese. <br />
  8. 8. Ready Virginia<br />www.ListoVirginia.govis available to Spanish speakers. <br />Preparedness brochures and family emergency plan worksheets in English and Spanish are available online at www.ReadyVirginia.gov.<br />Call 571-350-1000 for more information.<br />
  9. 9. Chain Saw Safety<br />Many jobs around the home following a disaster may require the use of tools and machinery that, if used improperly, could result in serious injury or death.<br />The chain saw is one of the most efficient and productive power tools used for debris cleanup. However, if used improperly it can be dangerous.<br />
  10. 10. Chain Saw Safety<br />FEMA photo/ Nicolas Britto.<br />Survey the job at hand andplan your task. <br />Keep both hands on thechain saw handles. <br />Keep your eye on the blade and what you are cutting.<br />Cut only on the right side of your body. <br />Always cut below your head. <br />
  11. 11. Chain Saw Safety<br />Cut with the lower edge of the saw blade whenever possible. Cutting with the tip of the saw invites injury. <br />Watch out when cutting limbs and branches that are bent, they may snap back and hit you. <br />Let the chain saw do the work. Don't try to force the saw. <br />
  12. 12. Chain Saw Safety<br />Wear protective clothing; a hard hat, goggles, safety shoes, gloves and close-fitting clothes. <br />Don't wear yourself out. Stay alert. <br />For more, visit FEMA online or contact the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000.<br />
  13. 13. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.<br />703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.<br />