JOE ROBACH OFFERS EDUCATION SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Joe Robach wants to provide education safety tips to students and their families for this holiday season. Read these education safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during the holiday season.

The tips include:
• When preparing a holiday meal for friends and family be sure to wash hands, utensils, sink, and anything else that has come in contact with raw poultry. Keep in mind that a stuffed bird takes longer to cook.
• Never defrost food at room temperature. Thaw it in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave.
• While doing holiday cooking, keep your knives sharp. Most knife injuries occur due to dull blades.
• When displaying a tree, cut off about two inches off the trunk and put the tree in a sturdy, water-holding stand. Keep the stand filled with water so the tree does not dry out quickly.
• Stand your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. Make sure the tree does not block foot traffic or doorways.
• When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture.
• When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side rails. Always keep three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
• When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach. Reposition the ladder closer to the work instead.
• Prepare your car for the winter by checking items such as the brakes, spark plugs, battery, and tires. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended interval for a tune-up.

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JOE ROBACH SUPPORTS LEGISLATION ALLOWING STUDENTS TO CARRY LIFE-SAVING INSTRUMENTS IN AN EDUCATION SETTING

Joe Robach is proud to co-sponsor legislation that would change the education law that would allow students who have been diagnosed with severe food or other allergies to carry and use the prescribed medication epinephrine and a device to self-administer epinephrine during the school day and during education sponsored activities.

Joe Robach supports the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology position Statement on Anaphylaxis in Schools:  Life-threatening severe allergic reactions can cause the condition Anaphylaxis which is a collection of symptoms including breathing difficulties and a drop in blood pressure or shock, which are potentially fatal. The most common examples of potentially life-threatening allergies are those to foods and stinging insects. Life-threatening allergic reactions may also occur to medications or latex rubber and in association with exercise. It is estimated that 1% to 2% of the general population is at risk for anaphylaxis from food allergies and insect. stings, with a lower reported prevalence for drugs and latex. Asthmatic subjects are at particular risk; approximately 50 anaphylactic deaths caused by insect stings and 100 food-related anaphylactic deaths are recognized each year in the U.S.

Joe Robach believes those in our education personnel should develop a system of identifying children with life-threatening allergies to prevent anaphylactic reactions, and they should also be prepared to deal with those that occur despite precautions. It is imperative that epinephrine be recognized as the drug of choice and that all efforts are directed toward its immediate use. Data clearly shows that fatalities more often occur away from home and are associated with either not using epinephrine or a delay in the use of epinephrine treatment.

Joe Robach supports the idea that all education personnel should be aware of those students who have been prescribed epinephrine. This information should be readily available and reviewed by all personnel. Therefore, Joe Robach supports education bill S. 5500-A.

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JOE ROBACH ATTENDS AN EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ELECTION DAY

On Friday, November 2, 2012, Joe Robach attended the Election Day discussion that was held at Brighton High School. The students took part in a forum about Election Day and featured candidates from races. The candidates answered questions from a panel of three high school students and then took questions from the general assembly of students.

Joe Robach believes it is important to educate our students on the importance of voting. The goal of the event was to provide an education experience to the student body to emphasize how important political issues in both the Presidential race as well as local issues. This education event was student centered as they crafted questions that were asked during the assembly. The town hall meeting style education event featured student panelist that represented the young democrats and young republicans as well as local representatives from both parties. The moderator, a social studies teacher, moderated the event. Each panelist was given an opportunity to offer insights and clarification regarding their respective candidate, as well as time to field student questions. This great education event was also hosted on local cable Channel 12.

“It was an honor to attend this event hosted by those at Brighton High School. It is great to see the energy that the students put into this event. Learning about the election process now, will help students make an educated decision when it comes their time to vote. Education is key when making informed decisions during an election” said Joe Robach.

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