First Aid

  • 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

  • The Proper Contents of a First Aid Kit

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    First aid is defined as “emergency treatment administered to an injured or sick person before professional medical care is available.” With proper training, anyone can administer first aid. Along with the training, the most important piece of equipment necessary for proper first aid is, of course, a well stocked first aid kit. There are a number of first aid kits available in the market, Read More

  • Heat Stress and Construction Sites: Dealing with the dangers

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    A lot of safety consultants talk about heat stress and the danger it poses to our workers and staff in a construction site. While we do take notice of it, it’s hard to really fully grasp the danger until it happens to one of us.  Hopefully, this article will help you understand the dangers better as well as Read More

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