Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.
Participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.
For more information:
CDC: Emergency Preparedness
The conference is an annual event providing an opportunity for environmental, health, safety, emergency and risk management professionals at public and private institutions of higher education across the state to get together and discuss issues of common interest and concern.
For more information, contact David Hagan at 205-934-8576.
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Along with the continued risk of contracting diseases already established in the U.S., newly-identified vector-borne diseases and expanding geographical regions of transmission highlight the importance of protecting yourself, whether you travel into your backyard or abroad.
Fortunately, we can all take steps such as:
- use an effective insect repellent on skin and clothing
- wear long sleeves and long pants (when it's not too hot)
- take care of our yards to get rid of standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs
- reduce brush, tall grasses, leaf litter, and harborage where ticks may like to hang out
The CDC also provides educational information on approved repellents and other methods for preventing tick and mosquito bites.
OH&S Safety Short: Fight the Bite