Is America’s Hazmat in Good Hands?

“I’ve never met a dangerous goods professional who told me he or she dreamed of managing hazardous cargo as a child. I’ve never met one who majored in “Hazmat Studies” in college or who even thought much about hazardous materials before taking the job.

Hazardous materials management, as it turns out, is a career many come to without necessarily meaning to. Because of their talents, reliability, achievements, and other qualities, they have been entrusted with protecting employees, property, and the public from the risks posed by materials that have the potential to explode, set aflame, corrode steel, poison, and otherwise damage human health and the environment. Hazardous materials management is a huge responsibility, and those entrusted with it take it seriously.”

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Healthy Hearts are Happy Hearts

(Shared from a recent USA.GOV email)

“About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Use these simple everyday steps you can take to improve your cardiovascular health, learn who’s at the biggest risk, and how to identify the signs of a heart attack.

Improve Your Heart Health Today.”

AED and CPR Overview and Implementation for Special Cases

 

“Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure used in emergency situations on a person who has suffered cardiac arrest, has nearly drowned, or is in a life-threatening condition, possibly due to the progression of complications from an adverse health event.

Use CPR when the patient has an undetectable heartbeat and is not breathing—include rescue breathing and chest compressions. Rescue breathing supplements oxygen to the lungs, and chest compressions circulate oxygenated blood to the vital organs and brain. The purpose of CPR is to artificially circulate blood to the patient’s brain and heart until medical professionals achieve the restoration of a normal heart and lung function with the aid of a cardiac defibrillator, medications, and other advanced medical interventions.”

Read more here!

The North Country Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

 

The North Country Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Friday, March 16th

7:30 – 9:00am

@ SUNY Angell Center Ballroom

Buffet Breakfast

Corporate Table – $280 Seats up to 10 people and includes

company name on table and THANK YOU in April VISION

Individual Tickets – $28 each before March 9th / $36 after March 9th

This event may sell out – so RSVP today!

Chamber Ski Day at Whiteface – March 1st

“ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH

THE NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER THAT, SO PLAN AHEAD!

CHAMBER MEMBER AND PARTNER PRICES

SKI PASS $37 LEARN-TO-SKI $72

($10 MORE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT A MEMBER OR PARTNER MEMBER)

This is the “Ski Day” that started it all! It’s a day of networking and fun on the slopes that you don’t want to miss.

For those who are new to the sport, you can purchase a “Learn To Ski or Board” package for only $72. This includes equipment rental, ½ mountain ski pass and a lesson.

The fun continues even after the lifts close. Head to the Cloudspin Lounge at 4:00 for the Après Ski Party! If you’re not a skier, feel free to join us for the party.

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the North Country Chamber of Commerce – No tickets are available after February 26th. You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate in Ski Day. For more information, call the Chamber at 563-1000 or click here. ”

 

 

News in Health — The Power of Pets — Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions

“Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills.

An estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet. But who benefits from an animal? And which type of pet brings health benefits?

Over the past 10 years, NIH has partnered with the Mars Corporation’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition to answer questions like these by funding research studies.

Scientists are looking at what the potential physical and mental health benefits are for different animals—from fish to guinea pigs to dogs and cats.”

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