Nurturing creativity with art, animals, and science fiction

Tag: environmental safety and health

This illustration shows a rising thermometer against a hot-looking sky.

What’s holding you back?

The Artdog Quote-Pairing of the Week

This is a dark red square with the quote: "The best way to predict your future is to create it." by Stephen Covey
This image is an informational graphic from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It says: "Climate Change is a health threat. Rising temperatures lead to longer allergy seasons and can make air pollution worse. This can increase the risk and severity of asthma attacks and cause more allergies."

While we’re creating our future, why not take pains to create the best one possible?
 Who would choose more and worse asthma and allergies? We still can do many things to mitigate the effects of climate change. What’s holding you back?

I kicked off last month with a video about climate change refugees. It featured a call to proactive action. This month, I’m pairing quotes about being proactive in one’s life with quotes about climate change. It’s not too late to mitigate the effects

IMAGE CREDITS: Many thanks to Kirk Weisler for the Stephen Covey quote, and to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America for the facts on our breathing future if we don’t act now! Many thanks also to Patch, of Tampa, FL, for the Featured image illustration.

Are you ergonomic?

Artdog Image of Interest 

One of my issues, recently, has been finding ways to make my workplace more ergonomically sound. I just finished a multi-week push to finish a novel manuscript. It involved long hours of concentrated effort on my laptop, and toward the end I began to experience small amounts of pain that presaged a repetitive stress injury if I didn’t watch myself!

In response, I’ve changed some work habits, begun doing some exercises and taking more frequent breaks. My body’s put me on notice. Members of my husband’s family have had much more severe carpal tunnel injuries, so I know what I’m risking if I don’t take ongoing steps.

Since I’ve been doing this research, I thought I might as well share. How much does your workplace resemble this poster?

IMAGE: Many thanks for this graphic, to the Environmental Safety and Health webpage of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Here’s to better workplaces for all!

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén