First Aid

  • Step into Action: Develop Your Emergency Action Plan Today

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    All businesses, big or small, need to have an emergency action plan. OSHA suggests that businesses include employees in the planning process and choose one person to lead the emergency plan. That individual will have these responsibilities: assessing the situation to determine whether an emergency exists requiring activation of the emergency procedures, overseeing emergency procedures, notifying and coordinating with outside emergency services, and directing shutdown of utilities Read More

  • Working Outside: How to Beat the Summer Heat

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    While it’s great to enjoy the fresh air when working outdoors, outside work can be hazardous—and even fatal—during the strong heat of the summer. Workers are at risk for a variety of heat-related illnesses. It’s important to know the warning signs and what to do if you or one of your workers begins to show symptoms of a heat-related illness. Heat stroke occurs when the body can’t regulate its Read More

  • How to Reduce the Spread of Colds and Viruses in the Workplace

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    While you do your best to protect your workers while they perform their job duties in extreme cold weather conditions, it’s not always possible to protect them from getting a cold or the flu. Yet, when one worker gets sick, it’s important that employers and workers do all they can to prevent the illness from spreading to more people in the workforce. According to the Centers for Disease Read More

  • Keeping Your Workers Healthy During the Cold Weather Months

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    Winter officially begins in just days. While your region may or may not have experienced cold, winter-like weather yet, now is definitely the time to prepare your workers for the potential health hazards of working outside in the frigid temperatures and understand how to keep them safe and healthy. Cold stress is perhaps the greatest hazard this time of year. The risk factors for cold stress, according Read More

  • Help Workers Keep Their Cool: Avoid Heat-Related Illness and Death

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    As the summer heat approaches, preventing illness—and even death—due to heat stress and heat stroke—should be top of mind for employers as they strive to keep workers safe in all climates. Heat illness is identified in a variety of forms, such as heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. OSHA cautions that heat stroke can be deadly. Employers must provide workers with environments that protect those workers Read More

  • Jump-start Hearts: AED Programs Can Save Lives

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    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a remorseless killer.  With over 60 million Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease, SCA is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, claiming nearly 325,000 lives each year. Tens of thousands of these fatalities occur in work areas that are far from appropriate medical care -- and that's what kills people. The survival rate for cardiac arrests that occur far from hospitals ranges from a Read More

  • Plum Heated Eyewash Stations Keep Eyes Safe in the Cold

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    When temperatures drop, rinse your eyes with Plum Heated Eyewash Stations. Work involving potentially hazardous chemicals and fumes can happen in any condition. This includes cold climates and below-freezing temperatures such as in the northern parts of the country. Thus, you need to ensure that the safety solutions you provide for your employees can work in any given environment. It would Read More

  • Burn Awareness Week 2014 Kickoff: Tips to Prevent Scalding

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    It’s that time of the year again when we observe Burn Awareness Week. Always the first week in February this year the event starts on February 2nd and runs until the 8th.  The focus for 2014, scalds, is particularly dangerous as it only takes a second or so of exposure to heated liquids such as boiling Read More

  • First Aid Information and Education - It Saves Lives

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    Know what to do in case of emergencies with first aid training. It is an understatement to say first aid knowledge can save lives. A wide range of first aid procedures can be applied to an equally wide range of medical emergency situations. As such, first aid information and education prepares individuals to properly Read More

  • Preventing Company Losses with First Aid Kits

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    Properly supply your facility with emergency medical equipment Sudden injuries or illnesses are bound to occur in the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, out of 3.9 million workers in the state and local government as well as the private sector incurred a nonfatal occupational injury or illness. Among them, 2 million workers got Read More

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