Post Tagged with: "safety"

It’s all about safety

There’s an old saying, often considered conventional wisdom that sometimes you need a good whack on the side of the head. Nothing could be truer today in this speeding world of instantaneous communication. While there are countless ways of doing so, many of us remain tied to the comfort of doing something in the same way. As a result, it […]

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Keep safety in mind during fall harvest season

Keeping children safe while they live, play and work on farms can be challenging. It?s even more difficult during harvest season?a peak time for agricultural injuries. Long hours, a flurry of activity, less-than-ideal weather conditions and work with large machines make corn, milo and soybean harvest a dangerous time. People and equipment are pushed to the limit. Every machine?combine, truck, […]

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Project delay adds to safety concerns for Marion schools

? Roundabout detour adds 2,500+ vehicles. Roundabout construction at the intersection of U.S. Highway 56, U.S. Highway 77 and Kansas Highway 150, east of Marion, is progressing, but the detour into the city is expected to continue longer than first anticipated. Marion City Administrator Roger Holter said the detour portion of the project was anticipated to be over by Aug. […]

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Season for safety

? With school starting this week and next, let?s prepare our kids for a safe transition. Anew school year begins next week for the school districts in the Free Press distribution area. Safety is always a concern at this time of year, especially for younger students. A few reminders: ? State law prohibits passing a stopped school bus. ? If […]

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Make your summer safe for your kids: tips to live by

Summertime means spending more time outdoors for many Kansas families. Summer is also when there is an increase in visits to the emergency room due to fire and burn injury. Barbecue grills, campfires and fireworks can cause serious injuries to children. Safe Kids Kansas, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Kansas Depart?ment of Health and Envi?ronment, and the […]

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Season for safety

? With schools out, let?s equip our kids for a season of summer fun and safety on their bikes. Whether you wore a helmet while riding your bike as a child, it?s a must for kids these days. Nearly 300,000 kids make a visit to the emergency room every year with bike-related injuries, some resulting in death or severe brain […]

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Safety is fashionable for farmers

If Billy Crystal?s Fernan?do character were to visit a Kansas farm this spring you can be sure he wouldn?t be telling too many farmers, ?Darling, you look marvelous.? You can also bet not too many farmers step into the cab of their tractors wearing any of the high fashions portrayed on the pages of GQ or Esquire. Looking good is […]

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Think safety at holiday time

Even though the holiday season is still a few weeks away, stores are already putting Christmas items on the shelves, making it hard not to be festive. During this happy time, as most of us are busy preparing for holiday feasts, buying Christmas gifts and planning trips, we need to remember safety. Not to shed doom and gloom on this […]

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