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To assist community stakeholders in educating new Americans about important traffic safety issues, AAA has teamed with ECHO to produce a series of three short videos. These videos address nationally recognized best practices in the areas of distracted driving; impaired driving and speeding; and seatbelt and child safety seat use. Each video is produced in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. The professional high-quality videos are available on one DVD for law enforcement, community health agencies and other traffic safety organizations.
For copies of the free DVD, send an email with your name, agency and number of copies needed. Also, please provide a brief description of how the videos will be used and the number of people who will be reached. Send email to: Gail.Weinholzer@mn-ia.aaa.com
To view the videos, visit www.EchoMinnesota.org/AAA
Three new laws are now on the books in Illinois to improve security measures at public and private schools.
One of the laws would allow the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to hand out funds for updated security measures. That would go to public and private schools as well as vocational centers and public colleges and universities. This measure was sponsored by local state Senator Steve Stadelman. Earlier in 2014, IEMA handed out more than million dollars in grants to school districts in Boone and Winnebago counties to make security upgrades.
Governor Pat Quinn signed the newest measures into law at RESA in Rockford on Saturday afternoon. Another new law requires all private schools to do a yearly safety drill with local police to practice an active shooter scenario. Only public schools had previously been required to do that. A third measure allows a school district to provide emergency response plans to police and fire, teachers and administrators on a smart phone, tablet or computer.
Resource: WIFR 23 News
Gov. Terry Branstad and several state agencies on Monday unveiled a new ad campaign and ambitious goal for traffic safety in Iowa: Zero fatalities.
The state will run TV, radio and online advertising encouraging safe driving behaviors with the “Zero Fatalities” theme. The departments of Transportation, Health and Public Safety are taking part in the program as well.
In 2013, 317 Iowans died in traffic accidents. Officials said Monday they want to reduce that number all the way to zero, and believe it can be done if drivers take safety more seriously and adopt a “zero fatalities” goal for their families.
As hot conditions intensify this summer and we continue to perform our regular job duties, the potential for heat-related illnesses rises dramatically. Collectively known as heat stress, these illnesses are serious and can even cause death in some cases. Your employees must be vigilant in their efforts to prevent them. This safety video program discusses how hot conditions affect the human body, the symptoms of heat-related ailments and what to do if we start to experience them, how to treat victims of heat stress and most importantly, the precautions that must be taken to avoid problems when working in hot environments. Other topics include becoming acclimated to the heat, use of the buddy system, preventing heat stress at indoor facilities and specialized clothing and protective devices for working in hot conditions.
Understanding & Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Item #4074 - 16 minutes
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