Live Well, Work Well – January 2019

This month’s Live Well, Work Well covers wellness topics including:

  • Beware: New Year = New Fad Diets
  • Your Guide to Avoiding Winter Illnesses
  • 3 Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues
  • Recipe: Kale and Tuna Salad

5 Winter Preparedness Tips

Ahead of winter’s major weather events, review these preparedness tips for residents to protect themselves during future blizzards and other extreme weather events.

In addition to these tips, Department officials advise drivers to keep emergency kits in their vehicles, especially for long trips.

Untangling the Complex and Polarizing Issues of Bringing Animals to Work

Animals in the workplace is now one of the most legally complicated — and reported on — issue affecting employers. A maze of legal obligations, urban myths about the right to bring an animal to work, and frequently assertive employees have converted “adorable pets” into true workplace management nightmares.

Holiday Decorating Safety

Stay safe as you decorate and enjoy the holidays by following these tips and best practices covering everything from general safety practices to specifics on how to handle trees, “snow,” lights, candles, trimmings, fires, and paper.

Live Well, Work Well: December 2018

Topic Include:

  • Don’t Let Cooler Temperatures Derail Your Workout Plan
  • This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria
  • 3 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress
  • Holiday Budgeting 101
  • Recipe: Crunchy Potato Casserole

The Big Freeze: 5 Signs Your Pipes are Frozen and How to Thaw Them

As the water in pipes freezes it expands, creating as much as 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, enough to cause almost any pipe filled with water to rupture. The bad news is that a burst pipe can releases hundreds of gallons of water per hour, causing thousands of dollars in damage to repair.

Driving at Night: The Most Dangerous Time to Drive


Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour and impaired drivers all contribute to making driving at night more dangerous than any other time of day. In fact, the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night, according to National Safety Council research.

Winter Weather Checklist for Protecting Homes and Businesses


Learn more about how to prepare your home and/or business with information regarding winter readiness topics including:

  • Prepare for a Power Outage
  • Prevent Roof Collapse
  • Stay Safe and Warm
  • Prevent Frozen Pipes
  • Know Your Winter Weather Alerts