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  • Winter Safety Tips for Parents

    … cold related dangers include: Dress children warmly using boots, hats and mittens Layer clothing Dress children in water repellant outer clothing Make sure clothing is dry and stays dry Tuck in loose scarves, drawstrings, etc. Limit the length of …
    • Updated on December 01, 2017.
  • Tick Bite Prevention

    … are many steps you can take to protect yourself from tick bites. Use repellent on skin and clothing Use insect repellents with 20%–30% DEET , 10–20% Picaridin, 15–20% IR3535, or 30–40% oil … Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing Wear long sleeves, long pants, and long socks to keep ticks on the outside of clothing. Wear light-colored clothing to make ticks easier to spot. Tuck shirts into pants and …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Cleaning Up Your Residence After a Flood

    … rough surfaces with a stiff brush, rinse the item with clean water, then allow to dry. To wash clothing: Wash any clothes contaminated with flood or sewage water (including clothes worn during … breaks in shaded areas or in cool rooms, drinking water, and wearing light and loose-fitting clothing when not engaged in cleaning and sanitizing. Do outdoor activities during cooler hours. …
    • Updated on May 14, 2020.
  • Mosquito Bite Prevention

    … are many steps you can take to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Use Repellent on Skin and Clothing Use insect repellents with 20–30% DEET , 10–20% picaridin, 10–20% IR3535, or 30–40% oil … Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-borne Diseases. Wear Appropriate Outdoor Clothing Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes outdoors during peak mosquito activity hours. Apply repellent to any bare skin not covered by clothing. Wear loose-fitting and thicker clothing so it is more difficult for mosquitoes to bite …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Workplace Safety and Health Information for Health Professionals

    … (For chemicals) What form are the chemicals in: dust, vapor, liquid, or gas? Does your skin or clothing ever come into contact with chemicals? How much time do you spend using each thing that …
    • Updated on January 30, 2023.
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: Protecting Adults from Lead Exposure

    … to remove paint. Wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE), such as protective clothing and respirators at work, will help to lower your exposure. Wear washable coveralls or disposable clothing when working in contaminated areas can minimize lead dust on your skin, hair, and …
    • Updated on December 29, 2022.
  • Occupational Health: Farm Worker Health and Safety

    … Adults should supervise hand washing for young children. Use separate shoes, work gloves, and clothing when working with livestock. Keep these items outside of your home, or remove or change … when arriving home, to prevent contamination of the home environment. Change or remove soiled clothing and boots before getting into vehicles. Wash hands after taking off any clothes and …
    • Updated on January 11, 2023.
  • WRC: Visitor Information

    … is required for visitation. Visitors cannot have any of the following: Exposed undergarments Clothing with revealing holes, tears, or slits Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos, or insignias Transparent/translucent (see-through) clothing
    • Updated on April 08, 2022.
  • Cold Weather-Related Health and Safety Tips (Hypothermia)

    … in cold water. Victims of hypothermia are most often: Elderly people with inadequate food, clothing or heating. Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms. People who remain outdoors for long … person, as follows: Get the victim into a warm room or shelter. If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it. Warm the center of the body first (chest, neck, head and groin) using an … blanket, if available. Or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets. Warm beverages can help increase the body temperature, but do not …
    • Updated on January 28, 2019.
  • Climate and Health: Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips

    … during winter. Protect yourself from extreme cold. Protect yourself by wearing loose layers of clothing underneath a wind and weather resistant coat. Look for symptoms of hypothermia including … cellular telephone, hearing aids and for cochlear implants) Blankets or sleeping bags Extra clothing High-calorie non-perishable food (such as granola bars) Extra food and water for your … food provides the energy your body needs to produce its own heat. Wear layers of loose-fitting clothing and remove layers when necessary to avoid overheating, perspiration, and subsequent …
    • Updated on December 27, 2022.
  • OBVI Services

    … to facilitate mobility in the home. Personal management tasks include personal hygiene and clothing care, including techniques for organizing clothing and marking colors. Communication skills range from the use of magnification, lighting, …
    • Updated on October 15, 2021.
  • Tick and Insect Repellents

    … may be preferred for most situations. Some chemical repellents include products used to treat clothing which contain permethrin or permanone. These products should not be used on skin. … needs. Safe use of insect repellents Apply repellent sparingly, and only to exposed skin or clothing. One application will last four to eight hours. Whenever possible, wear long sleeves, pants, shoes and socks, and apply repellent to clothing instead of to skin. Do not apply repellents to eyelids, lips or wounded skin. Do not …
    • Updated on January 28, 2020.
  • Skin Infections: Prevention and Disinfection

    … most effective way is to practice good personal hygiene habits, like showering, and washing clothing and bedding regularly. After skin infections have been identified, it is important to …
    • Updated on March 20, 2023.
  • Infection Control and Prevention - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    … and practices for local health agencies For communicable disease exposure, PPE is specialized clothing or equipment used to prevent contact with hazardous substances. Its use is an integral … as gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles provide physical barriers that prevent the hands, skin, clothing, eyes, nose, and mouth from coming in contact with infectious agents. PPE is used to … use PPE appropriately. The following PPE affords protection of mucous membranes, skin, and clothing from infectious agents. Local public health agencies must have these items readily …
    • Updated on January 13, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Wear a Mask

    • Updated on October 10, 2022.
  • Enjoy the outdoors - bug-free!

    … Always use repellent, wear protective clothing, and be on the lookout for symptoms like fevers, headaches, or rash. Learn more simple …
    • Updated on January 03, 2020.
  • Infection Control and Prevention: Standard Precautions

    … as gloves, gowns, masks, respirators, and eyewear used to create barriers that protect skin, clothing, mucous membranes, and the respiratory tract from infectious agents. PPE is used as a … or spray of blood or body fluids may occur to the eyes, mouth, or nose. Wear a gown if skin or clothing is likely to be exposed to blood or body fluids. Remove PPE immediately after use and … hands. It is important to remove PPE in the proper order to prevent contamination of skin or clothing. The CDC has suggested steps for correctly Donning and Removing PPE . If PPE or other …
    • Updated on March 03, 2022.
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections: Personal Protective Equipment

    … Personal protective equipment (PPE) is specialized clothing or equipment used to prevent exposure to communicable diseases. Use of PPE is an … gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles, provides a physical barrier that prevents the hands, skin, clothing, eyes, nose, and mouth from coming in contact with infectious agents. PPE is used to … impacted by COVID-19.     The following PPE affords protection of mucous membranes, skin, and clothing from infectious agents. In health care settings these items must be readily available at …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    … also spread through contact with items an infected person has touched, including: Towels and clothing Bathing sponges Razors Pool equipment Sports equipment, including helmets, gloves, and … to others, or spread growths to other parts of your body. Keep growths clean and covered with clothing or a bandage. If using a bandage, make sure to keep skin dry and change the bandage … contact sports, such as wrestling, basketball, soccer, and football. Do not share towels, clothing, or other personal items, such as helmets, baseball gloves, hair brushes, or bar soap. …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
Last revised March 28, 2023