Tag Archives: Safety

Extreme Heat Precautions

Onondaga County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Indu Gupta, is advising that individuals take precautions against the extreme heat and high heat index expected later this week. A high heat index, besides making people uncomfortable, also significantly worsens the air quality which can impact people with lung diseases like asthma. Air pollution concentrations may become unhealthy… Read more >

Take Steps to Prevent Drowning

With the unofficial start of summer, the Onondaga County Health Department is reminding everyone to take steps to stay safe while near any body of water, including pools.  Drowning deaths are almost always preventable when measures are taken to ensure safe water recreation.   Parents, adults, and children must be vigilant about ALWAYS using safe water… Read more >

Be Prepared: Make a Family Emergency Plan

Kevin E. Wisely, Commissioner of the Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management, is encouraging Onondaga County residents to make a family emergency plan.   An advanced emergency plan helps your family stay safe when an emergency strikes. Wisely explains, “It is best to involve all family members in your planning and start by having a family… Read more >

Prepare a Kit. Make a Plan. Stay Informed.

Prepare a Kit. Make a Plan. Stay Informed.     During recent weeks, Central New York has been affected by severe weather conditions.   A  multi -county effort has responded to the challenge to ensure the health and safety of Central New York residents. We want reassure the Central New York community that Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego Counties… Read more >

Practice Bicycle Safety Tips While Riding

Date of Release: July 22, 2011                                                                 For Further Information Please Call:                                                                                                 Kathy Mogle, MS                                                                                                                                 Program Coordinator                                                                                                                                 435-3280 Practice Bicycle Safety Tips While Riding With summer and warm weather here, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH encourages Onondaga County residents to take safety measures while riding a bicycle. “Bicycle riding provides a great… Read more >