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Kids Crafts With Construction Paper
Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?
Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more
Is there a benefit to pre-cleaning china, bowls, silver and used metal pots and pans with paper towels before putting in dw?
No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more
We run a pediatric ot clinic. Do we have to consider and dispose of dirty diapers as bio-hazardous materials? We do not have a service set up for proper bio-hazard disposal. We double bag diapers and gloves with drool on them, and throw them in the trash.
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?
Less help: We are in an epidemic of need and a crisis of lack of resources. Not just the public schools, but private schools as well just can not accommodate the need. Parents need to look to private agencies and services. However, they need to be careful to not get ripped off by false claims. Support must come from professional agencies that will determine appropriate use of limited resources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cleaning after a heavy deer mice infestation in the Northeast. Using N-95 with partial seal and neoprene disposable gloves. Likelihood of hantavirus?
Small.: Deer mice are widespread throughout the U.S. and about 20% carry hantavirus. Hantavirus is carried into the lungs by dust & dirt particles which an N-95 is about 90% effective in blocking out. Only a few strains of hantavirus cause HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.) The virus is killed quickly by sunlight exposure. You took the right precautions & are unlikely to get sick from HPS. ...Read more
Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?
Painting : I would keep out of the house while you have the paint going on and drying. Keep the home well vented and you can come back once it is dry. Hope this helps and it is just my opinion. ...Read more
92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?
They often can: Autism spectrum disorders are complex in terms of cognitive functioning., language, learning disorders, memory, motor and sensory disorders, executive functions, and even rarer neuropsychological factors. Even children labeled "mild" can be very different. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to assess these skills can be expensive, but can zero in on learning strategies and needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 yr child has trouble learning spellings and following instructions at school.daydreams and does not complete school work?
Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on level & $: Cold hard cash is usually the primary barrier to this debate. A child with autism does not necessarily change this discrepancy. Quality of education varies widely between both private and public schools in reality. Look for excellence in teacher training and high educational standards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why don't some people throw out their old stuff or their kids toys when grown? Attached or lazy or sentimental?
Personnel: It is a personnel choice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: What's the alternative?Get a more detailed answer ›
Can dental staff profesionally clean my existing pliable nightguard although i clean with fix and bright, as well as, pollident?
Construction workers: See: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
Wondering why since i work construction I have been having a hygiene problem under the belt, how can I fix this?
Hygiene under belt: Prob sweating too much. Use suspenders.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg
Dust and heavy lifti: If you are the crew than my advice is don't undertake any job involving heavy lifting. Dust can be a problem, if there it is remodeling job on a old building then be careful about lead poising. Apart from that I do not see any other harm. ...Read more
My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?
Wear gloves?: Hopefully you are wearing gloves to minimize the vibration wear and tear this can have on your hands. I experience similar things in my profession. Seeing a physical therapist might be a good idea, they may be able to give you excercises you can do to help keep things in check. ...Read more
How can i get the sleep i need with trains running all the time not to mention construction wakes me up, cant afford to move since im in hud?
Earplugs,white noise: Try good ear plugs. A machine that generates white noise or sounds like the ocean may help too. If construction starts early go to bed early. Re: acetaminophen take NAC (see http://tinyurl.com/jc8wrfm). If you stay on statins take CoQ10 BUT see http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/hjpmhrc http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 and http://tinyurl.com/gvt8z8p ...Read more
Many: There are many possible respiratory irritants in construction materials. Most commonly, the irritants include sawdust, drywall dust, and chemical fumes (from paints, solvents, adhesives, and others.). Additionally, construction can "stir up" dust containing viruses (hanta virus found in rodent droppings) and asbestos. ...Read more
DDD: This is a degenerative condition and conceivably could get worse over time . If you are doing construction work this could also add to the chance of worsening of the condition ...Read more
Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?
Not likely so...: Due to the nature of their work, dehydration may occur more often in these folks in summer months, but often not the cause of long-term kidney disease. Maybe more accident/trauma? They are more physically active, thus less obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes problems, thus actually may have lower incidence of kidney disease comparing to less active/desk workers. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I get bad headaches when i work looking down wards.I work in construction so i can't avoid it. Could you help?
Headaches: Any headache must be viewed as a medical disorder and the assessment must be comprehensive. The first steps in the management of the headache is to eliminate any secondary headache disorder. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety or sleep disturbance. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear? I work in the construction trades.
4-6 months: It takes 6 weeks for the tfcc repair to heal and the scapholunate ligament repair may take 8-12 weeks heal. After the repairs have healed and the immobilization has been discontinued, therapy is needed to restore range of motion and strenght. This may take another 8-12 weeks. Be patient, the overall results are good. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more
Im 57 years old..Have no energy..I've been very active all my life..Have always lived in country. I'm not over weight..Work construction every day..
I was exposed to a fair amount of granite dust, without a respirator, during construction for about 45 min, is there a chance of developing silicosis?
Not long enough: Silicosis is scarring in the lung due to exposure to sliica over long periods of time such as sandblasters. Not for 45 minutes. Using a respirator mask and avoidance of dust filled environments is preventative. A one time 45 minute exposure is not a concern to develop silicosis. The who http://www.Who.Int/peh/occupational_health/ochweb/oshpages/oshdocuments/factsheets/silicosis.Htm is informative. ...Read more
Can construction cause embryo to fall out or reduce implementation chance i had day 5 embryo transfer since day 1 I have been straggling with string ?
Please clarify: Do you mean construction like at a construction site? And no, jarring of your body is not going to cause an embryo to "fall out" or impact implantation as you describe. And I do not know what you mean by "straggling with string". Please clarify and you will definitely get a better answer. ...Read more
Hey Dr. Kim I have a few questions for you. I'm new to this site but I've been dealing with chronic back pain for some time now. I work construction so back pain is a daily occurrence. ?
Several thoughts: Injuries on the construction site is a major problem. Interestingly stress and anxiety play a factor. Stressed workers are 3 times more likely to injure themselves. There are things the worker can due to help prevent injury. The following site gives an overview of the problem..http://bit.ly/1EjluZ0 and this excellent site gives specific advice for each job...http://bit.ly/1dk4nkL ...Read more
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