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More Businesses in Search of Active Shooter Training

Mass shootings have become alarmingly frequent occurrences, causing Americans to realize that gun violence can happen anywhere. This has prompted an increasing number of business owners to provide active shooter training so their employees will know what to do if violence occurs at their workplace. Why Is Active Shooter Training Necessary? Many people have no idea what to do if they suddenly hear gunfire, and people often panic when they find themselves in that situation. Receiving training [...]

Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

Hurricane season began on the first of June, but it tends to peak at this time of year. With a potentially deadly storm currently approaching Florida and many smaller forms on their way across the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good time to review how to keep your business and your employees safe in the event of a hurricane event. Even if you don’t experience a direct hit, flooding from heavy rain can cause dangerous situations. Plan [...]

What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

If you’re a resident of Southern California, then chances are you’ve experienced, or at least heard about, wildfires. To protect yourself, your coworkers, and friends from inhaling this dangerous smoke, it’s best to know what type of respirator mask to wear. There are a few different respirator masks to choose from, but the N95 protects against smoke the best. The “N” has 2 meanings: first, it means that these masks are “Not Oil Resistant.” This means that [...]

By |2019-08-13T20:31:18+00:00August 13th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety|Comments Off on What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

Common Workplace Eye Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Eye injuries can occur quickly and without warning, and the results can range from minor to catastrophic. Pieces of flying metal and glass, dust particles, other airborne contaminants, chemicals, malfunctioning tools, and radiation are the leading causes of workplace eye injuries. Some of the most common types of injuries include a scratched cornea, a foreign object lodged in the eye, and a strike by an object to the outside of the eye. Thousands of eye-related workplace accidents [...]

By |2019-07-23T19:04:19+00:00July 23rd, 2019|First Aid, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Common Workplace Eye Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have

If you live in California, then you know how important earthquake preparedness is to the well-being of your friends, coworkers, family, and employees. Nobody wants to be in the thick of an earthquake, but considering how often they occur in California, it’s better to be prepared for the worst. Although California earthquakes are frequent, the LA Times found that most residents were unprepared for “the big one,” despite constant warnings that it was coming.   In response [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:40:57+00:00July 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid|Comments Off on Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have

Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

The state of California is, unfortunately, one of the most prone regions in the U.S. to a natural disaster. From wildfires to earthquakes, floods, landslides, tsunamis, and other storms – the state has had its fair share of hazardous conditions. If you’re looking to keep your southern California business protected in the event of a sudden natural disaster, planning is key. Never wait until the very last minute when getting supplies is scarce or weather makes its [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:25:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

Why You Need Basic First Aid and CPR Training at Your Jobsite

Accidents can occur in any environment and may cause serious, even life-threatening, injuries. Slip-and-fall accidents, cuts, burns, and choking are common. In addition, the vast majority of cardiac arrests don’t occur at a hospital. In an emergency situation, it could take several minutes for an ambulance to arrive. Receiving first aid or CPR quickly can dramatically increase a patient’s chance of survival and may prevent permanent disabilities caused by blood loss or lack of oxygen. Which Employees [...]

By |2019-05-31T16:07:53+00:00June 3rd, 2019|First Aid, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Why You Need Basic First Aid and CPR Training at Your Jobsite

Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

May is National Building Safety Month, so it’s a good time to go over your plans of action in case of a workplace emergency. The warm weather brings tornadoes in some parts of the country, hurricanes in others and wildfires largely (but not exclusively) out west. All these events can happen during work hours, so it’s a good idea to be prepared to keep your employees and your property safe. Wildfire Season May 4 was marked by [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:47:05+00:00May 24th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

Respirator Fit Testing Protects Workers from Airborne Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to identify potential risks at each job site and to provide appropriate protective equipment. For fire and restoration workers, respirators are routinely required. Making sure these devices fit properly is essential to protect employees’ health. If a respirator doesn’t form a tight seal with a person’s face, the worker can inhale hazardous substances. Why Respirators Are Important in Fire and Flood Restoration Work Water that enters a building [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:44:53+00:00May 9th, 2019|Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on Respirator Fit Testing Protects Workers from Airborne Hazards

April is Tornado Preparedness and Earthquake Readiness Month: Is Your Business Ready?

While most business owner’s worry about a lack of sales as being the worst thing a company can face, natural disasters should also figure into management’s preplanning efforts. April is Tornado Preparedness Month as well as Earthquake Readiness month. It’s worthwhile to take the time to evaluate your organization’s safety procedures in the event of either a tornado or an earthquake. After all, there is almost no part of the country where some type of natural disaster [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:43:11+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on April is Tornado Preparedness and Earthquake Readiness Month: Is Your Business Ready?