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By- Justin Weinger
In business and industry, safety is at the forefront of design, planning, architecture, factory layout, worker education, and virtually every aspect of operations. That's mainly because safe workplaces save owners money in insurance premiums. Likewise, many individuals, particularly the elderly and disabled, have safe products and home features in mind when they shop for retail goods, houses, or condos. How can you, no matter what your age, live a safer, more accident-free life? There are, fortunately, plenty of ways to achieve a low-risk lifestyle.
Along with vehicle features like CAS (collision avoidance systems), consumers are opting for things like in-home lifts to reduce the chance of falling, taking self-defense training to minimize the chance of injury during an assault, getting frequent medical checkups to catch diseases in early stages, and avoiding excessively risky behavior like rock climbing and sky diving. Here's more about safety enhancing activities, products, and behaviors that can literally add years to your life.
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Collision Avoidance Systems
Newer cars and trucks come with collision avoidance features as standard, even on lower priced models. CAS includes a series of computer programs and other electronic devices that sense the presence of nearby vehicles that are moving too quickly and have a high risk of causing an accident. The system alerts your car's braking and steering to slow down and get out of the way of an oncoming truck or car. Many insurers offer significant discounts to drivers who use CAS in their cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.
In business and industry, safety is at the forefront of design, planning, architecture, factory layout, worker education, and virtually every aspect of operations.Unsplash
In-home lifts are not only stylish, attractive, competitively priced but greatly reduce a homeowner's chance of being injured in a fall down a flight of stairs. For instance, a DUO through floor lift is an easy to install unit that conveys passengers between floors quickly and with zero risk of injury. If you've attended a home show or taken a tour of a new housing development in the past year or two, you've no doubt seen various styles and sizes of home lifts in operation. Not only do the units look great and offer a large measure of personal safety, they have the potential to boost resale value if you ever decide to put your home on the market.
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Twice Yearly Medical Checkups
Opting to visit the doctor twice per year instead of doing the typical annual trip to the clinic means you can significantly increase your chance of catching deadly diseases in their earliest stages. And that makes good sense for people of all ages, occupations, and walks of life. This is a smart way to start a healthy lifestyle, armed with knowledge specific to you. Depending on your insurance coverage, you might have to pay out of pocket for an additional yearly checkup or screening, but the cost is worth it in most every situation.
Avoiding Risky Behaviors
While few people agree on the precise definition of the word risky, insurance companies are happy to take on the task. One way to save on life insurance and create a safer lifestyle is to avoid activities and behaviors that insurance actuaries call risky. A short list includes things like cave exploring, driving over the posted speed limit, smoking, sky diving, not using seat belts, consuming excessive amounts of alcohol, and spending too much time in the sun.
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Every year, November 7 is observed as Infant Protection Day. The primary focus is to raise awareness about the safety of new-borns and safeguard their lives by providing appropriate care to them.
It must be noted that infants or babies face many challenges just from the day they are born, and so we must protect them from all sorts of challenges and make sure that they lead a healthy life.
According to the data released by the World Health Organisation, over 7000 children die every year, accounting for 47 percent of all child mortality (under the age of 5 years), with one-third of deaths occurring on the day of delivery, and roughly three-quarters occurring within the first week of life.
When November 7 was announced as Infant Protection Day, the fundamental intent was to make people aware about the necessity of safety we need to undertake for these new-borns.
To observe this day effectively in the country, the Indian government has launched many initiatives for the safety and security of new-borns.
At the same time, it is highly significant to safeguard new-borns in order to ensure a peaceful tomorrow and help the world become a better place. At last, new-borns become the leaders of the country later on!
This year's theme for Infant Protection Day is 'Protecting, Promoting, and Developing Infants'.
Keywords: World, Infant Protection Day, World Health Organisation, India, Safety,
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday announced that it has provided assistance to thousands of needy people across Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, the UNHCR in collaboration with a number of aid agencies provided essential household items to a total of 4,506 people in Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz and Balkh provinces, the UNHCR Afghanistan said in a Twitter post.
"In Herat (province) we provided cash grants to 665 persons to meet basic needs, and in Kabul and Herat 973 persons received cash for rent," the agency said.
The UN agencies together with aid agencies and a number of non-governmental organisations are racing against time to deliver life-saving aid and supplies to crisis-hit Afghans ahead of winter, reports Xinhua news agency.
The economic situation worsens in Afghanistan with higher unemployment rate and rising poverty.
Afghans make up one of the largest refugee populations worldwide.
There are 2.6 million registered Afghan refugees in the world, of whom 2.2 million are registered in Iran and Pakistan alone, according to the UNHCR.
Another 3.5 million people are internally displaced, having fled their homes searching for refuge within the country.
In light of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in 2021, the number of people fleeing will likely continue to rise, the Agency added.
Keywords: Afghanistan, Taliban, UNHCR, Economy, Society, Safety.
In this world full of technological advancement where everything is now home-delivered, even the most essential beauty services are now available at your doorstep? Let the pampering sessions begin. The whole salon environment at home believes that services at home are undoubtedly the best option during the unusual crisis.
IANSlife brings you the co-founder of YES MADAM, Mayank Arya who speaks of the benefits of at-home salon services.
We all prefer comfort over anything and everything. Nothing is more comfortable than getting everything under your own roof. One of the most amazing perks of subscribing to an at-home salon service provider is that you can watch your favourite TV show or OTT series while having your hair treated or nails done. Amidst, Covid-19 and working from home some of the beauty services can be taken simultaneously. Getting beauty services at your home keeps you relaxed and calm. During festivals when you are already busy the on-demand salon services can do wonders for your mind, body and soul.
Nothing is more comfortable than getting everything under your own roof. | Photo by Inside Weather on Unsplash
Usually many customers have problems related to hygienic surroundings. Of course, they do not know if the place is properly sanitized or not. For such kinds of customers "At home Beauty services" is nothing but the most appropriate option. There is something about being in a familiar environment that makes you feel at total comfort instantly and allows you to enjoy the treatment in a much better way. Create your own bubble with the most appropriate hygienic conditions according to your requirements and take the at-home salon services.
Create your own bubble with the most appropriate hygienic conditions according to your requirements and take the at-home salon services. | Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash
The biggest and the major concern during the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the duration of time where the whole world is fighting a virus, we all need to be extra careful about exposure to any kind of infection. With at-home salon services, you do not have to expose yourself to dozens of people on your way but you can allow yourself to enjoy excellent services within the safety of your home. With vaccinated beauticians, it becomes much safer to get the treatments done. In at-home salon services, the beauticians wear a PPE kit that includes a mask, gloves, bodysuit, and a face shield. They utilize only monodose (single-use) products. Moreover, they also sanitize the area where the set-up is done to deliver the services.
With at-home salon services, you can allow yourself to enjoy excellent services within the safety of your home. | Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash
Sometimes, even if you book an appointment, you have to travel a lot far and still the beautician keeps you waiting. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. It's all up to you, one can book the date and time whenever they need the service, and the beautician will be there at your doorstep. If it is a busy week or an impromptu decision, one can always rely on the on-demand salon services.
. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. | Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
The session with family and friends
Who doesn't love to gossip around and chill with friends and family while getting their manicure and pedicure done? There are so many nosy customers while you visit the salon that just kills your buzz. But a salon at home with your friends and family especially during the times of festivals provide you with the most relaxing and happy vibes.
A salon at home with your friends and family especially during the times of festivals provide you with the most relaxing and happy vibes. | Photo by Obi Onyeador on Unsplash
With the up-gradation in technology, the on-demand salon services do not let you pile up the house chores. While you are working from home and want to get your house festive ready with services like pest control, sanitization, sofa cleaning, carpet cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning at-home services like Yes Madam always keep you sorted.
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: salon, pandemic, safety, hygiene, family, friends, comfort