Tag Archive: Safety

Remember Safety when at the Beach!!

The sugary white sands along the Panhandle, attract millions of visitors to our area throughout the year. It is important for locals and visitors to understand and consider the following tips for safety at the beach. The danger of rip currents far outweighs the danger of having a shark encounter. As a result of past …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/08/remember-safety-when-at-the-beach/

Life’s a Beach! Practice Beach Safety and Etiquette

It is that time of year again. Spring Break brings locals and visitors back to the beach for fun in the sun. It is important to remind folks that part of having fun is playing it safe. At the beach, this means knowing and following some pretty basic safety guidelines. Not all beaches have lifeguards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/lifes-a-beach-practice-beach-safety-and-etiquette/

New Federal Food Safety Rules Being Implemented

On September 10, 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its final rules for Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food. The enabling legislation was the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The stated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/new-federal-food-safety-rules-being-implemented/

Ways to Water Safety

Do you know how to properly fit a life jacket?  Photo credit Washington County Extension. Like Dr. Seuss said, “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.”  With over 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways, 4,136 miles of beaches, coastlines, and shorelines, and 4,308 square miles of total water area, Floridians …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/24/ways-to-water-safety/

Summer Picnic Safety Tips

Keep your picnics safe this summer! Summer months are a great time for picnicking with family and friends. Flies and other insects can be rather annoying, but the “bugs” you can’t see can be extremely harmful. Bacteria love the warm humid weather and grow more quickly in the summer than any other time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/summer-picnic-safety-tips/

Shark Safety Tips

Pregnant Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) cruses the sandy seafloor. Credit Florida Sea Grant Stock Photo Shark Safety Tips UF/IFAS Extension – Florida Sea Grant By L. Scott Jackson (Bay County) and Rick O’Connor (Escambia County) Recently, two teens were victims of shark attacks in North Carolina. Shark attacks occurring within minutes and miles of each …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/shark-safety-tips/

Summertime Safety ~ A Hidden Danger

Beware of Hidden Dangers We all know that taking safety measures, such as using car seats correctly or basic childproofing, for our children is important. But what about “hidden dangers?” One major hidden danger can be the family vehicle. As summertime approaches and the heat is upon us, the dangers of leaving a child in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/18/summertime-safety-a-hidden-danger/

Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime

Egg food safety at Easter time Easter activities often include eggs. During the Spring holiday, eggs are both a decorative craft object and an inspiration for springtime fun and games, and, oh by the way, they are fun to eat too. Eggs and egg products can be an important part of your diet. Although there are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/19/eggcellent-food-safety-practices-at-eastertime/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/20/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/floridas-enhanced-child-passenger-safety-law-what-do-you-need-to-know/

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