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7 Best Cold Weather Face Masks for Coronavirus

Stay warm, cozy and stylish this winter with these doctor-recommended face masks for cold weather, from neck gaiters to reusable masks.

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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


12 Back-to-School Essentials Every Kid Will Need During a Pandemic

Learn which products, tools and gear will help protect your child against coronavirus if they are heading back to school...


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Top Smart Exercise Equipment for 2020

Make your home gym smarter with these top picks.


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At-Home Workout Gear You Can Make

Looking to get fit from home? If so, there's no need to buy a single thing when you can transform...

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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...

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Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves: What’s the Difference?

Nitrile and latex are two of the most common types of general-use disposable gloves. Choose the best material for protecting...


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Watch Your Step: Stepladder Safety Basics

Ladder accidents cause 160,000 injuries and 300 deaths per year. Stay safe by taking a few moments to prepare for...


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10 Tips for Using a Generator Safely

Generators can be lifesavers, but only if they're used correctly.


Chain Saw Safety

Do it the right way and prevent chainsaw injuries and chainsaw cuts

A Safer Way to Dispose of Utility Knife Blades

Safely dispose of used utility-knife blades!



Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use

Tips and Techniques for Safe Extension Ladder Setup and Use


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules