First Aid

  • Avoid the Sting: Keep Workers Safe from Insects

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    There are many hazards that outdoor workers face during the summer months. In addition to those hazards related to the heat and extremely hot weather, workers also have to deal with insects that can inflict harm. Stinging insects, such as bumble bees, wasps and hornets, can cause just temporary injury most of the time. But sometimes, insect stings can be serious. NIOSH offers these tips to follow if Read More

  • Get Ready: Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Weather Hazards

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    We all look forward to the spring and summer months and the nice weather this time of year brings. But, in addition to the warmer temperatures and sunshine, many of us have to also expect some unsettled—and sometimes dangerous—weather. Among the spring and summer weather hazards are thunderstorms, tornados and flooding. Here are some tips on what to do during and after severe weather hits your area. During Severe Spring/Summer Read More

  • Stay Warm: How to Protect Workers from Cold Weather Hazards

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    In many parts of the country, it’s starting to get cold. Winter officially begins next week. If your workers are exposed to cold temperatures for long periods of time, they are at risk for such health conditions as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. Extreme exposure can also lead to death, in some cases. OSHA notes these warning signs that a worker may be suffering from an illness related to Read More

  • 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

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