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Charles Allen Jr., 87, Stanhope


of Stanhope, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Rev. Kathryn Yarnell officiating. Burial will be in Iowa ...

Diana Hedegaard


In 1992, the family moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where Scott attended seminary, spending their internship year in Stanhope, Iowa. They moved to Harlem in 1996. While living in Harlem, Diana took courses at MSU-Northern to pursue her passion for teaching.

Damage Reported As Severe Storms Move Through Central Iowa


OTHO, Iowa – A round of severe storms moving through central Iowa Sunday evening produced six possible tornadoes around the state. A funnel cloud was spotted northwest of Stanhope in Hamilton County. It appeared to break up before heading towards the town.

Some damage, no injuries reported in latest tornadoes


“We did have one confirmed tornado up by Stanhope,” Donovan ...
were stranded in both Cedar Rapids and Waterloo by the fast-rising water. They had to be rescued by emergency responders. More storms are rolling across Iowa and forecasters say it may ...

DNR cancels boil advisory for Stanhope


The DNR cancelled the advisory Wednesday after two sets of water samples were tested and showed they were clear of bacteria. The boil advisory was imposed Friday after a water main break in the Hamilton County city of 400 people. Such breaks can cause the ...

Charges coming for teen accused of committing an armed robbery in Battle Creek, IA


Authorities say after the Battle Creek crime, the suspect and another teen committed an armed robbery in Stanhope, Iowa. They were later arrested. Charges in the Battle Creek robbery are expected to be filed next week. Authorities have not released the ...

Evert Jo Holenda


Evert Jo Holenda, age 67, of Wesley, passed away on Monday, Oct. 14 at The Muse Norris Hospice of north Iowa. Evert was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Stanhope, Iowa, the son of Vincent and Elsie Holenda. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers ...

Iowa Turkey Farmer Gives Thanks


She’s a wife, mother, turkey farmer and avid blogger. So, as Olthoff makes her rounds through her newly renovated barn in Stanhope, Iowa, surviving 2012 comes as a huge relief. "Feed is one of our biggest input costs. So, when corn prices rise like they ...

Harold L. Stanhope (1935-2012)


Mr. Stanhope was an independent contract milk hauler, farmed and later co-owned Iowa Fabrication, Janesville, until retirement. Survived by: his wife; a son, David (Sanda) of Janesville; a daughter, Jaime (Eric Rorabacher) Stanhope of Iowa City ...

Helen 'Sandy' Reed - Rochester


Sandy was born in Stanhope, Iowa, on July 19, 1922, to Martin and Alice (Nelson) Sandahl. She attended Simpson College. Sandy taught kindergarten and first grade after receiving her teaching degree. Sandy married Charles Mitchell Reed in Stanhope ...

Announcement planned in fatal western Iowa fight


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Officials in western Iowa have scheduled a news conference to announce developments in the case of a Council Bluffs school fight that left a 17-year-old student dead. The Daily Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/YLOM5F ) that ...

Tickets remain for Iowa's last four games at Kinnick


Tickets remain for Iowa's four remaining home football games this season. According to numbers provided by the Iowa athletic department this week, less than 2,600 remain for the Hawkeyes' homecoming game with Indiana on Oct. 18. Indiana returned 3,300 of ...

Uncovered video delays trial in Iowa shooting


WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- The discovery of surveillance video that might hold clues in a June grocery store parking lot shooting in Waterloo has postponed the trial of the man charged in the case. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/YLPqjv ...

Iowa Fertilizer Plant manager wants to hire locally


The Iowa Fertilizer Plant site operations director is getting his organization in place while construction continues on the physical plant near Wever. Darrell Allman, a native of Iowa and former plant manager for Potash Corp. in Lima, Ohio, told Keokuk ...

Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour 2014:


The 17th Annual Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour is Oct. 3, 4 and 5. The tour features 50 Northeast Iowa artists at 36 locations, open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year there are five new artists and two returning after a hiatus, welcoming you into ...

Iowa State student found dead in apartment; no foul play suspected


AMES — An Iowa State University student was found dead in her apartment Tuesday night, but no foul play is suspected, ISU police said late Tuesday night. The student was found unresponsive in her locked University Village apartment by her roommate just ...

Iowa State set for another run


In-conference defense: 1.06 points allowed per possession (sixth) The 2013-14 campaign was the most successful in coach Fred Hoiberg's four seasons at Iowa State, and it culminated in a Big 12 tournament championship and a trip to the Sweet 16. What's more ...

Pro poker players: Iowa troopers unlawfully seized cash


DES MOINES, Iowa — Two California poker players are refusing to fold in a legal battle against the state, claiming Iowa State Patrol troopers unlawfully seized their $100,020 gambling bankroll. Troopers with the State Patrol's criminal interdiction team ...

Iowa plans to go with two QBs


Iowa is off this week, so there's no need to make a decision on a starting quarterback just yet. But when the Hawkeyes return to action on Oct. 11 against Indiana, they plan on playing more than one guy under center. C.J. Beathard replaced an injured Jake ...



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My identity was stolen. What should I do?

Identity theft occurs when someone steals your name and other personal information, such as your Social Security or driver’s license numbers, and uses it without your permission.

What to do if Someone Steals Your Identity If you think you may be a victim of identity theft: The FTC’s ID Theft Affidavit is a form that you can use to report information to businesses, notifying them that there is a fraudulent debt in your name. Download a copy of the ID Theft Affidavit (PDF | requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) or call the FTC’s ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) to get a copy. Security Freeze Some states allow you to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which will keep businesses from issuing credit to a thief. The cost of a security freeze varies from state to state, and is not available in every state. Contact your state consumer protection office for more information about your state security freeze laws.
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The city agains Asthma

 If you or your child has asthma, you are not alone. About 23 million people in the United States suffer from asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of disease of long duration in children.

We are all responsible for protecting the conditions that determine a good level of health for our family and our community. Education is the basis for creating health-promoting environments for all.

At present, we have at our disposal a wealth of information about asthma. Hence, both the parents and the people who are caring for children play an important role in the transmission of knowledge, and changing lifestyle of the family.

Since the EPA is committed to educating all people about asthma, then you will find useful information that will help you more effectively control asthma.

What are the environmental factors that cause asthma?

Asthma can be triggered by allergens or irritants that are common in our homes.The most common factors are:

Smoke snuff

Asthma can be caused by smoke from a cigarette butt, pipe or cigar and also by the smoke exhaled by a smoker.
  • Choose not to smoke in your home or car or allow others to do so.

Dust mites

Dust mites are too small to be seen with the naked eye, but are in every home.They live in mattresses, pillows, carpets, furniture fabric wallpaper, bedspreads, clothes and stuffed toys.
  • Wash sheets and blankets weekly in hot water.
  • Choose soft toys that are washable, and wash them often in hot water, drying them completely. Keep these toys off beds.
  • Cover mattresses and pillows with covers that prevent the passage of dust (allergen impermeable) having a closure.

Pets

Skin flakes emerging from domestic animals, urine and saliva may trigger asthma.
  • Consider keeping pets out of the house or finding a new home if necessary.
  • Keep your pets all the time outside the bedroom or any other area that is used for sleeping and keep the doors shut.
  • Keep pets off the furniture with tapestry fabric, carpets and stuffed toys.
Learn more at www.epa.gov/asthma/pets.html 

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Mold grows in damp places or materials. The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, clean and remove excess water or moisture. Reducing moisture also helps reduce other factors that cause asthma, such as cockroaches.
  • Wash mold off hard surfaces and dry completely. Absorbents, such as tile roofs and carpets, if they rust, should probably be removed or replaced materials.
  • Make any water leaks in the pipes and pipes and other sources of water supply.
  • Keep drip pans in your refrigerator, air conditioner and dehumidifier environments, clean and dry.
  • Use exhaust fans or open windows hold while cooking or when using the dishwasher.
  • Use exhaust fans in the bathrooms while showering.
  • Place the exhaust in a clothes dryer to the outside.
  • Keep the humidity inside the house at a low level, 30 to 50 percent relative humidity. Humidity levels can be measured by hygrometers which can be purchased at hardware stores.

Cockroaches

Droppings or excretions of cockroaches can trigger asthma.
  • Do not leave food or garbage out environmental exposure.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Clean all food waste or spilled liquids immediately.
  • First try to control cockroaches using poison baits, boric acid or traps before using pesticide sprays.
If sprays are used:
  • Limit yourself to use only in infested areas.
  • Carefully follow the instructions found on product labels.
  • Ensure that enough fresh air when you spray and keep the person with asthma out of the home.

Preventing asthma attacks

Visit www.noattacks.org/es. To make an asthma action plan, tips on how to manage asthma and get a copy of the popular activity book "Dusty the Goldfish".
www.noattacks.org/es
  • Step 1: Talk to your doctor about your child´s asthma. If your child has asthma or you think your child has this disease, take your child to a doctor.The doctor will work with you to ensure that your child has an asthma attack.
    • Learn what causes asthma in your child.
    • Identify your asthma triggers in your home are.
    • Learn how to rid your home the factors that cause asthma.
    • Know what your child should take medication.
  • Step 2: Make a plan. Ask your doctor to help you create an individual action plan to control your child´s asthma. Work with your doctor to create a plan of action to help you learn how to prevent asthma attacks your child regularly.
  • Step 3 - Make your home resistant asthma. The factors that cause asthma are part of our daily lives. Asthma attacks can be caused by mold growing on the shower curtain in the bathroom, dust mites living in blankets or blankets, the pillows and stuffed toys of your child. Learn more about the things that can cause an asthma attack and what you can do to eliminate them and keep your child healthy.

Tools Program Indoor Air Quality for Schools

EPA has developed a program of Air Quality Tools for Schools Interior to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants in them through the voluntary adoption of practices to manage indoor air quality.
IAQ Tools for Schools Program
The "program IAQ Tools for Schools "is a detailed to help maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting and preventing problems of air quality resource.Poor indoor air quality in schools can affect the comfort and health of students and staff, which in turn can affect concentration, attendance, and student performance. In addition, if the school takes to react promptly as poor air quality, students and staff are at increased risk of health problems in the short term, such as fatigue and nausea, as well as problems long-term health such as asthma. Read more about it and download or order a kit action " IAQ Tools for Schools ".
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Learn about obesity in children

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

young boy on scaleThe doctor will monitor the changes in height and weight of children in the course of time and can tell you if your child has a healthy weight. During regular checkups, be sure to talk to your doctor about your childs weight.

Your childs doctor may ask about:

  • The feeding habits of your child
  • If you know places where to buy healthy food for children
  • How much physical activity the child
  • If there are certain places where your child can run and play
  • Much time your child spends each day in front of screens (watching TV, playing video games or at the computer, phone or tablet, such as iPad)
  • Any health problems your child has
  • The medical history of your family

What is BMI and what are the percentiles of BMI?

To find out if your child is in a healthy weight range, your doctor may use a measure called BMI or "body mass index". BMI is based on height and weight of your child measure. The BMI helps the doctor estimate how much body fat your child. The doctor can use BMI to see if your child has an appropriate weight for your height. A healthy BMI is different between girls and boys and varies by age.

Your doctor can compare your child´s BMI values ??typical of children of the same sex and age BMI. For that, doctors may use what is called "BMI percentile". This can help the doctor determine if your child is underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Diseases, CDC, for its acronym in English), it is considered that a child has:

  • A healthy weight if your BMI is between the 5th percentile and 85th
  • Overweight if their BMI is between the 85th percentile and 95 º
  • Obese if their BMI is in the 95th percentile or higher

Talk with your child´s doctor about what BMI means your child.

Obesity: the 95th percentile upwards Overweight: 85th percentile to less than 95 Healthy Weight: 5th percentile to the 85th Underweight: below the 5th percentile

To calculate BMI and BMI percentile your child visit http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/ (available in English)

What health problems can cause a child being overweight or obese?

Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults. Also more likely to develop serious health problems, such as:

  • High blood sugar or diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol (a type of blood fat) high
  • Sleep apnea (a condition in which a person stops breathing for short periods during sleep)
  • Heart problems (such as heart attack or heart failure) or stroke in adulthood
  • Increased pressure on bones and joints, which can cause problems in childhood and in adulthood, joints and bones
  • Disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (disease caused by excess fat in the liver)
  • Low self-esteem or depression
  • Eating disorders such as binging and purging food

In the U.S., 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese.

What can cause a child to become overweight or obese?

Many things can cause a child to become overweight or obese; for instance:

  • Unhealthy eating habits . Children may overeat, eat many foods that are not healthy or take too many sugary drinks.
  • Not getting enough sleep . Children who do not sleep long enough each night are more likely to be overweight.
  • Family history . Children in families with overweight may be more likely to develop it. That may be due to the child´s genes or eating habits that are learned in the family.
  • Lack of sufficient physical activity . It is possible that children do not carry enough physical activity.Children should be active for at least 1 hour each day.
  • Too much time in front of screens . Children can spend too much time each day in front of screens.Some children eat while watching TV or playing on the computer.
  • Environment . Children may spend time in an environment (such as with family or friends, at daycare or school) where they have access to healthy food choices and opportunities for physical activity.

How to prevent your child from becoming overweight or obese

How I can prevent my child from becoming overweight or obese?

To help prevent your child from becoming overweight or obese, make sure you eat healthy and be active. There are many things you can do at home, at school and in the community to help children maintain a healthy weight.Here are some examples of each is.

At home

There are many things families can do at home. Some examples are:

Eat healthily
  • Prepare healthy meals at home with components of each food group.
    • The food groups include fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods (meat, eggs, fish, "tofu" or tofu and beans) and low-fat dairy products or fat.
  • Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Eat at the table with the family, rather than in front of a screen (TV, computer, cell phone or tablet).
  • Limit or avoid having drinks and foods that are not healthy at home.
    • Replace unhealthy snacks such as cookies, candy or chips in bag, healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables.
    • Replace unhealthy sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks or juices for healthy drinks such as water and low fat milk or fat.
  • Whenever you can, eat at home instead of in restaurants. At home, you are more likely to limit the amount of fat, sugar and salt in their food.
  • Make sure you eat the right amount of food.
For more information about healthy foods, the right amounts and sample menus, visithttp://choosemyplate.gov/en-espanol.html
Stay physically active
  • Give your child a chance to run and play for at least 1 hour a day.
  • Organize fun activities like biking, walking to the park, playing ball or swimming.
  • Encourage the whole family to stay active throughout the day.
    • For example, use the stairs instead of the elevator and go to places to walk or bike instead of going by car or bus.
  • Limit the time you spend in front of screens every day.
  • In addition to being physically active, make sure your child gets enough sleep each night.

Let´s Go! (Come on!) is a program to prevent children from becoming obese. The program is based on healthy eating and physical activity. Let´s Go! recommends healthy habits "5-2-1-0" for each day:

  • 5 fruits and vegetables
  • 2 hours or less of screen time for fun
  • 1 hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 sugary drinks

Let´s Go also recommends keeping the TV and computers out of the bedroom of the child and not allowing screen time for children under 2 years.

Let´s Go is a program of the State of Maine also provides resources to communities in other states.

These images and messages are adapted from Let´s Go on www.letsgo.org   (available in English only)

Let´s Go also has resources for schools to help children to eat healthy and be physically active. For more information and a packet of resources for your school, visit www.letsgo.org / toolkits .   Certain pages package resources are available in Spanish.

To find out what is making your child´s school to help prevent children are overweight or become obese, talk to the principal, the school nurse or school counselor your child. You can also ask how to participate in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA, for its acronym in English) or Parent Teacher Organization (PTO, for its acronym in English).

children at play

In school

In addition to eating healthily and be physically active at home, school programs can help children maintain a healthy weight. School programs can include activities such as:

  • Lessons about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Information sessions for parents to learn ways to help your child maintain a healthy weight.
  • Healthy options for breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria, with appropriate portion sizes.
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in vending machines and at parties and events.
  • Water Dispensers with filters, to promote the use of drinking water instead of soda or sports drinks.
  • Groups led by adults to go to school on foot or by bicycle.
  • A longer period of physical education, in which children are physically active.
  • Fitness equipment such as balls and jump ropes for use at recess.

In the community

In addition to home and school, they can also make changes in the community to help children maintain a healthy weight. Communities and community centers can:

  • Improve parks, sidewalks and bike paths to ride in the community.
  • Take steps to parks, sidewalks and bike paths to be safe.
  • Promote community events such as health fairs, walks 5 kilometers (5K), sporting events at local parks, community gardens programs and local farmers markets. This can be done through posters, local newspapers and radio stations and local television.
  • Offer programs where families can receive advice on healthy eating and physical activity.

Girls on bikes

For other resources that can help your child maintain a healthy weight, visit:

For more information to improve parks, sidewalks and bike paths to ride in your area, contact your local department of parks and recreation.

For more information about events or programs in your community, contact your local community and recreation centers (such as the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club or the local religious community centers).

What researchers found on measures that can be taken at home, school and community to prevent children are overweight or become obese?

Healthy eating and physical activity are very important to prevent children are overweight or become obese.

The researchers found that:

  • School programs to help children to eat healthily and being physically active can help prevent becoming overweight or become obese.
  • In conjunction with the curriculum, they can be useful also other measures taken at home and in the community.
  • More research is needed to find out what programs or measures are most effective.

Talking to your child´s doctor, school officials and community centers

Examples of questions to ask your child

  • Is my child a healthy weight?
  • What are the most important things I do at home to help my child maintain a healthy weight?
  • How I can get my child to eat healthy foods?
  • How much of each type of food should my child eat?
  • How much physical activity does my child need each day?
  • What are the best types of physical activity for my child?
  • How long should I allow my child pass in front of screens every day?
  • How long should my child sleep every night?
  • Do you have resources that can help me keep my child at a healthy weight?
  • Are you of community resources that can help you know?
  • If I have no grocery stores nearby or healthy foods are expensive for me, do you know resources that can help?
  • If there is a safe place for my child out to play, how I can help you stay active?

Sample questions for the principal, school nurse or your child´s counselor

  • Does the school offer programs to help prevent children are overweight or become obese? If not, how could we start one?
  • In the cafeteria and vending machines? Healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are offered instead of sugary drinks and salty or fatty foods?
  • How long will my child for physical activities is given in physical education class, at recess or during the day?
  • Do you use once school physical education as punishment or other physical activities?
  • Do you have programs for group walks or go to school groups for cycling to school guided by adults or other physical activity programs for children?
  • Is there information sessions that you can attend to learn more about how to help my child maintain a healthy weight?
  • What can I do at home to help reinforce what is taught in school about healthy eating and physical activity?
  • Are you of community resources that can help you know?

Examples of questions to their local community or recreation centers

  • Do you have resources or programs on healthy eating and physical activity for children?
  • Do you have a calendar of community events that include activities such as health fairs, walks 5 kilometers (5K) and sporting events at local parks?
  • Do you have a list of community gardens or local farmers markets?
  • Do you know of programs that can guide me to help my family eat healthy and be physically active?

Source

The information in this summary comes from the report Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness Review and Meta-Analysis, (Programs to prevent childhood obesity: A review of comparative efficacy and meta-analysis)., June 2013 The report was produced by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center (Centre for Evidence-Based Practice at Johns Hopkins) with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Health Care, AHRQ, for its acronym in English).

Additional information MedlinePlus website was obtained ® , a service of the National Library of Medicine (National Library of Medicine) and the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health) of the United States. This page is available at www.nlm.nih.gov / medlineplus / spanish .

This summary was prepared by the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science (John M. Eisenberg Center for Science Communications and Clinical Decision) at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston, Texas. It was written by Amelia Williamson Smith, MS, Jason A. Mendoza, MD, MPH, and Michael Fordis, MD This summary was reviewed by parents of children aged 2 to 18 years old.

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The city and the 7 steps to positive thinking

Most of us keep a constant mental conversation .  We talk with ourselves every day, and unfortunately, many times these "internal" discussions are negative,  often marked by guilt about the past or worry about the future.  Such negativity can destroy any sign of hope that we have about the realization of our dreams.

Our actions are based on our thoughts.  If we change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take.  Humans are always in pursuit of personal growth  financial, emotional, physical or spiritual. Practicing positive internal conversations can help us going to take actions that lead to great results.

Then I leave seven steps to achieving a positive self-talk.  Following these steps you will be able to start eliminating your negative conversations and replace them with thoughts that will motivate you to improve.

1   Eliminate negative self-talk

The first step is realizing.  Would difficult to make a change without know intimately the thoughts that are in our head. 

No doubt that if you have a long history of negative internal conversations, will be a challenge.  Their conversation becomes negative over the years for various reasons.  For example, if a child constantly told you that you were "dumb", you could incorporate as a truth. Then  you will discover your inner self there is a little voice that often repeats phrases like "I´m too slow", or "it costs me learn something."  If you constantly pass on negative stories, your actions will reflect their low self-esteem.  Going to be difficult for you to get somewhere if you´re always pulling back.

Ordinary conversation includes the negative "can not."  When you say to yourself  "I can´t" or "it´s very difficult," you are creating resistance.  A mental block  are prevented you from doing things that  could succeed.

Whenever you find yourself saying "I can´t ...", stop the game and challenge yourself with a "why?".  Studies show that most geniuses become outstanding people after years of commitment and more commitment.  So if you want to be successful need to start saying "I can" more often.

A good method I have found useful is to say "stopping, stopping" whenever I notice myself saying something negative about myself, both mentally and verbally.  This method works if you have a sincere interest in positive thinking.

2    Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are positive expressions of a desired outcome or goal.  Expressions are generally short, believable and focused.  By repeating them over time, we opened new paths in our subconscious, creating the possibility of a new order of thoughts.

An important step in repeating affirmations is to read them aloud and with feeling.  But read does not help unless you really feel what you say.

Surely you have any questions about this technique at the beginning.  Nevertheless, if you follow these simple instructions to his disbelief will soon be replaced by faith in yourself.

3      Create positive screenplays

One thing you can see is that it´s easy for your mind to generate negative thoughts, based on other negative thoughts.  This cycle never ends, but increases, creating a strong limitation.

From now on, let´s do this exercise.  Invent a positive, uplifting story that flows like a movie script.  Visualize the situation. Build  the story with a positive ending;  how bigger the storyline  better.  Better yet if you can develop a story that tells how all your goals are reached.  When you do begin to internalize your goals and dreams as if they were something you already did.

4      Replace negative influences with positive

It is important to identify external negative factors in your life that are limiting your thoughts.  For example, your mood can poison with friends and people who are negative.  If you are not careful enough, you will begin to adopt their  negative thoughts.  So be alert to negative influences.  Whether they come from friends, limit your exposure to these thoughts as much as you can. Additionally, avoid discussing your plans with people who did not  encourage and help you in your dreams and goals.

Instead, look to surround yourself with the thoughts and actions of people that motivate you. Before long you will see the transformation of a pessimistic ball in a good and pleasant aura .  This positive energy that surrounds you will begin to improve their internal conversations too.

5    Posts in present time

What can help you is to focus about the steps you can take now.  If you find yourself locked, think: "what can I do now?."  Change your self-talk, letting anxiety about the future and start to act in this time.  You can not control what happens in the future, but if you take the necessary steps now, it allows you to have a better tomorrow. Focus   your thoughts on today and now.

6    Controlling fears

Fear is often what prevents you from achieving the goals.  Are you afraid to take risks for fear of losing the security that enjoys now.  You try to convince yourself that you are happy in their current state when, in reality, is not .  Your inner self may seem positive in trying to lie to himself.  Yet somehow, you know you´re cheating.

Ask yourself what are your fears. What ´s the worst that can happen? Follow  a step-by-step approach - to discuss their fears and see if there is any way to see things more positively.  When you confront your fears, often going to realize that the worst case scenario is not as bad as thought.  On indeed, the benefits of change tend to justify the risk.

7    Enjoy the good times

It´s much easier to have a positive attitude if you focus on the good moments of your life instead of the bad.  Although it is inevitable to have  problems and challenges, remember that life consists of ups and downs, and that the good times are forged through the bad times.

So choose to fill your mind with positive thoughts and images.  Make it a conscious habit.  To start, if you can be grateful for what you have now, your internal conversation will begin to change and align yourself with that sense of joy.  A state of gratitude helps a lot to your mind.

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You have the right to a safe workplace

You have the right to a safe workplace. The Law on Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was enacted to prevent death, injury or illness of workers in their workplaces. The law requires employers to provide free working conditions hazards and unsafe conditions. The Act (OSH Act) created the Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards that protect the safety and health at workplaces. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers can make a complaint to OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe their employer is not following OSHA standards or there are serious risks. Contact us with questions or to make a complaint . We will keep your information confidential. We are here to help.

The rights of workers under the OSHA Act

Workers have the right to conditions of work without risk of serious harm. Site to ensure safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers the right to:
  • Ask OSHA to conduct an inspection of the workplace.
  • Exercise their rights under the law of revenge free or discrimination.
  • Receive information and training about hazards, methods to prevent damage and OSHA standards that apply to your workplace. The training must be in a language you can understand;
  • Having access to the results of the tests done to find hazards in the workplace,
  • Read the archives of injuries and work-related diseases ;
  • Access to copies of your medical records ;

Who covers the OSHA

Private sector workers Most employees in the country are under the jurisdiction of the OSHA law. OSHA covers employers and private sector workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions of the United States, either directly by the OSHA Federal, or anOSHA-approved state program . State Programs health and safety should be at least as effective as federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the Office of Federal or state program of the nearest OSHA, see the map of the regional offices. Employees of state and local government Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by the federal OSHA, but have protection under the OSHA law if they work in states that have a state program approved by OSHA. Four states and a territory of the USA. UU. have OSHA-approved plans that cover only public sector employees. These include: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands. Workers in the private sector in these four states and the Virgin Islands are covered by federal OSHA. Federal workers Federal agencies must have a safety and health program that meets the same standards as private employers. Although OSHA does not assign fines to federal agencies, yes the monitors and responds to complaints from their workers. The States Postal Service (USPS) is covered by OSHA. Not covered by the OSHA Act:
  • Freelance workers;
  • Members of the immediate family of the owners of a farm that did not employ outside workers; and
  • Workplace hazards that are regulated by another federal agency (eg Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard)

Standards OSHA: Occupational

OSHA standards are regulations that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards and risks. There are OSHA standards for the construction , agriculturemarine operations , and general industry. latter category are the standards that apply to most workplaces. Standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals to which workers can be exposed;require the use of certain safe practices and equipment; and require employers to monitor hazards and keep reports of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to: provide fall protection; prevent the collapse of excavations; prevent some infectious diseases; ensure that workers entering confined spaces safely; prevent employees from being exposed to harmful substances such as asbestos; put guards on machines; provide respirators or other safety equipment; and provide training for certain dangerous jobs. Employers must also conform to the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act ​​requires employers to keep their workplace free of hazards that are recognized as serious. This clause is usually cited when no OSHA standard applies directly to danger.

Workers can request that OSHA inspect your workplace

Workers or their representatives, may file a complaint and request OSHA to conduct an inspection of your workplace if they believe there is a serious danger or your employer is not complying with OSHA standards. A worker can tell OSHA to keep your identity confidential. 's a violation of the OSH Act an employee is fired, demoted, transferred, or discriminated against in any way for filing a complaint or exercise other rights of OSHA. You can make a complaint online , download the form and mail or fax to the office of the nearest OSHA ; or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). Most of the complaints received from the Internet can be resolved informally by phone with your employer. Written complaints that are signed by an employee or representative and sent to the OSHA office nearest are more likely to result in an OSHA inspection at your workplace. When the OSHA inspector arrives, workers and their representatives have the right to:
  • Be present during the inspection.
  • Talk to the OSHA inspector privately.
  • Take part in meetings between the inspector and the employer before and after the inspection.
When no union representative or the employee, the OSHA inspector must speak confidentially to a reasonable number of employees during the course of the inspection. When an inspector finds violations of OSHA standards or serious hazards, OSHA can issue citations and fines. A citation includes the methods that an employer can use to fix the problem, and the date when these corrective actions must be completed. Workers have the right to challenge only the date when the problem has to be solved. But employers have the right to dispute whether there is a violation, or any other part of the citation. Workers or their representatives must notify OSHA if they want to be involved in the appeal process, if the employer challenges a subpoena. "If you send a complaint requesting an OSHA inspection, you are entitled to a copy of the results of the OSHA inspection and request that they be revised if OSHA decides not to issue citations."

Employer Responsibilities

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers MUST provide a workplace free of serious hazards and follow all health and safety standards of OSHA .Employers have to find and fix security issues and health. OSHA also requires employers to try to eliminate or reduce hazards by making changes in working conditions, rather than simply wear masks, gloves, ear plugs, or other types of personal protective equipment (PPE for short in English). Switching to safer chemicals, processes to trap harmful gases, or using ventilation systems to clean the air are examples of effective ways to eliminate or reduce risks. Employers also MUST:
  • Inform employees about the dangers workout, tags, alarms, color-coded systems, information sheets on chemicals and other methods.
  • Save accurate reports of injuries and work-related diseases .
  • Testing in the workplace, such as air sampling, required by some OSHA standards
  • Providing hearing tests or other medical tests required by OSHA standards
  • Locate OSHA citations, data on injuries and illnesses, and the OSHA poster at the jobsite in a place where employees can see them.
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours after an incident in the workplace where there is a death or when three or more workers to go to hospital.
  • Not discriminate and not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the law.

You can not be punished or discriminated against for exercising their rights under the law of the OSHA

OSHA law protects workers who complain to their employer, OSHA or other government agencies on working conditions that are not healthy or safe, or environmental problems. You can not be transferred, denied a raise, have your hours reduced, be fired, or punished in any other way for exercising their rights under the law of OSHA. OSHA There is help for whistleblowers . If you have been punished or discriminated against for asserting your rights, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged retaliation have occurred to most complaints. No form is required, but you must send a letter or call the office nearest OSHA explaining the situation and the alleged discrimination.

What if there is a dangerous situation at work?

If you believe that your work conditions are not healthy or safe, we recommend that you notify your employer of the conditions, if possible. You can make a complaint with OSHA about a hazardous job at any time. But you should not leave the job site only because you made ​​a complaint. If the condition clearly presents a risk of death or serious physical harm, there is insufficient time for OSHA consider, and, whenever possible, you have shown the condition to your employer, you may have a legal right reused to work in a situation where you would be exposed to danger.

Additional information for workers

Does OSHA has reviewed my employer? You can research the history of inspection through their employer seeking establishment of OSHA . Just enter the name of your company and choose the dates you want to examine. What is the danger most commonly cited in my industry? You'll need to know the standard industry classification code (SIC, for its acronym in English) from their employer . Once you know your four-digit code, visit the OSHA Standards that are frequently cited , enter your SIC code and see the information for the last year. Does OSHA provides technical information on hazards? OSHA provides technical information to help workers, employers and professionals in health and safety issues, to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. For example, you can find information on pathogens, and ergonomic machine guards or fall protection. What is the OSHA materials that may be of interest to workers? OSHA publishes a variety of publications on many topics. Some of the most useful publications for workers are listed below. See OSHA publications for a complete list of materials published by the agency. You can also order publications online.


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