Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States. Top risk factors include getting older, race and family history of breast cancer, which are things you cannot change.
Regardless of your personal risk factors, you can use these prevention strategies to reduce your risk of breast cancer:
Maintain a healthy weight.
Avoid exposure to carcinogens and radiation.
Abstain from drinking alcohol or limit intake to one drink per day.
In general, living a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of developing cancer and increase your chances of surviving cancer. If you are concerned about your personal risk of developing breast cancer, call or visit your doctor.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 5,000 children under the age of 19 suffered backpack-related injuries last year. The vast majority of these injuries were caused by overloaded and incorrectly fitted backpacks.
While you may not have complete control over the weight of your child’s backpack, you can purchase a well-fitting, comfortable backpack. When shopping for a backpack, search for:
The proper size (never wider or longer than your child’s torso, never hanging more than 4 inches below waist)
Padded back and shoulder straps
Multiple compartments and a waist or chest strap to help balance the weight
Reflective, lightweight material
Purchasing a good backpack for your child is just the first step in preventing backpack-related injuries. Be sure to encourage them to always use both straps when carrying their backpacks and to only pack what is absolutely necessary to carry.
When you see that a company is certified as conforming to the ISO 9001:2008 Standards, you can count on this: The company’s production processes meet established international standards for quality. That may help you, as a customer, satisfy your legal or contractual requirements and ensures you’re working with an organization that places a high priority on quality.
To achieve certification of conformity to the ISO 9001:2008 Standards companies must demonstrate that they can meet regulatory requirements and apply a Quality Management System effectively. At TP Mechanical, we believe in reducing costs, increasing customer satisfaction – all of which are part of our Quality Management System.
TP Mechanical: ISO 9001:2008
TP Mechanical has a registered ISO 9001:2008 certification of conformity for our Quality Management System. We earned our registration for “prefabrication of components for the purpose of fast-track construction in the piping and mechanical plumbing fields.”
As a mechanical contractor specializing in large commercial construction projects, TP Mechanical utilizes prefabrication to reduce construction costs and shorten schedules while decreasing waste and scrap. By doing more work in the shop – in a controlled, dedicated facility – we also enhance safety d achieve higher quality for the projects we complete on the job site.
Benefits of ISO 9001:2008
TP Mechanical’s conformity to the ISO 9001:2008 Standards allows us to support your organization by delivering the results you want and expect. Our Quality Management System benefits your company by:
Improving quality and service
Reducing the amount of on-site work
Providing on-time delivery
Fostering a get it right the first time attitude
Reducing mistakes, change orders and defects
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TP Mechanical has spent years refining and perfecting the art of large-scale projects. Working with the healthcare sector since 1953, we have the experience and capabilities to lead new construction, expansion, remodeling and retrofitting projects for hospitals as well as assisted living and ambulatory facilities.
When you choose TP Mechanical for your healthcare construction needs, you’ll receive these benefits and more:
Enhanced infectious control due to construction in a controlled environment, clean and free of pollutants
Faster construction schedule for speed to market
Lower cost using lean manufacturing techniques
LEED principles for less waste, recycling of packaging and less scrap
Code conformity and strict quality control inspections
TP Mechanical has both the engineering expertise and innovative approach needed for the complex building processes necessary for inpatient, diagnostic, treatment research and food service functions. We work regularly with the region’s leading general contractors for hospital construction – Danis, Turner, Messer and Skanska – and our résumé includes some of the largest, most advanced healthcare facilities in the area.
Recent healthcare projects include:
Christ Hospital Orthopedic & Spine Center
Genesis Cancer Center
Jewish Hospital Heart Tower
Christ Hospital Medical Center
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
As a multifaceted construction contractor, TP Mechanical houses multiple construction capabilities under one roof. We offer end-to-end design/build services, including mechanical systems, plumbing, HVAC/R, fire protection and pre-fabrication for each of those areas. Our teams have the specialized knowledge necessary to ensure you get the best service and results.
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Interested in seeing all that we at TP Mechanical can do for you? Download a copy of our healthcare information sheet to get a complete look at our services.
Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children, and most eye injuries incurred by those ages 11 to 14 happen while they are playing sports. Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury. Of the estimated 2 million Americans who sustain eye injuries each year, approximately 40,000 will go on to be considered legally blind in the injured eye.
August is “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.” This is not only a good time to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts, but it is also a good time to ensure that they are protecting their eyes while playing sports.
Many youth sports teams don’t require eye protection, so parents should insist that their children wear safety glasses or goggles when playing. Parents can also set a good example by wearing protective eyewear themselves. The following graphic shows the type of protective eyewear that should be worn while playing popular sports.
More athletes are avoiding competing in Brazil’s 2016 Olympics due to fears related to the Zika virus. Although the media has placed a high focus on the dangers for women who contract the virus, infectious disease experts agree—reproductively speaking—that men have the most reason for concern after visiting a country with a large Zika outbreak.
If a pregnant woman is bitten by a mosquito that carries the Zika virus, or if a woman becomes pregnant shortly after being bitten, her unborn baby runs the risk of being born with microcephaly, a severe, neurological birth disorder linked to Zika. But, the virus can also been found in the semen of infected men, and the amount of times the virus can be sexually transmitted is uncertain. This creates a chance of a man infecting his partner and putting their unborn baby at risk for microcephaly.
Because there is limited data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that men who have been diagnosed with or who have had symptoms of Zika use condoms or abstain from sex for at least six months after symptoms occur.
Temperatures have skyrocketed into sometimes dangerous ranges this summer. Excessive heat can lead to sunburns, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion, a condition which results in the body overheating, is one of the most dangerous heat-related syndromes.
At TP Mechanical we understand that sometimes you have no choice but to face the heat, so we want you to know ways to keep yourself safe from heat exhaustion this summer.
According to the American Red Cross, there are two types of heat exhaustion: water depletion and salt depletion. If you experience any of these symptoms, you could have heat exhaustion:
Cool, moist, pale or flushed skin
What to Do
If you or anyone else has symptoms of heat exhaustion, it’s essential to immediately get out of the heat and rest, preferably in an air-conditioned room. You can also follow one of these safety suggestions:
Remove or loosen tight clothing and spray the person with water or apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin.
Fan the person.
If conscious, give small amounts of cool water to drink. Make sure the person drinks slowly.
Watch for any changes in condition.
If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness, call 9-1-1.