safety tips

Tips On Avoiding Conflict With Increased Coyote Population
In New York State we are lucky to have acres and acres of beautiful forests and wilderness. With the land also comes a wide variety of wild animals. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is making outdoor enthusiasts aware of a growing population of coyotes. They are also offering a numbe…
Tips To Keep Your Child Safe From Lead Poisoning
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties just announced that they are investing $1 Million into a three-year initiative to help eliminate lead poisoning from paint and other sources in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. They can't do it alone! It's important for parents and guar…
Preventing House Fires in the Winter Months
An average of 905 people die in winter home fires each year. In addition, more than $2 billion in property loss occurs. 67% of these fires occur in one and two-family houses. These numbers are startling and real! There are several precautions you can take to prevent these tragedies from happening to…
Safety Tips for Trick or Treating With Your Kids
One of the best parts about Halloween is definitely the candy! What other day of the year can you go to a stranger's front door and ask for free treats? Having said that, your child is still going to a stranger's door to ask for candy. Because of that it's important to remember s…
12 Sunblock Lotions You Should Avoid Using
Although Summer doesn't officially begin until June 21st, the Summer temperatures are here and sticking around. With that it's important to protect yourself from the sun. When choosing your sunblock, it's important to make sure you're using the right ones!
Make Sure to Grill Safely This Memorial Day
One of the best days for grilling, picnics, and family is Memorial Day. It's not only a day for grilling of course. It's really a day to celebrate and honor all those brave men and women who have served our country. When you do get out the grill it's important to remember theses simpl…
Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is approaching and to make sure every trick or treater has a safe and fun night, here are some tips to keep in mind when heading out.
Dig Safely, You Dig?
This time of year, you may be doing some home improvements that involve digging, such as putting in new fence posts, drains, planting trees or shrubs, or major construction projects. The word from NYSEG is be careful where you dig to prevent injury or catastrophe.