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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 [...]

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|0 Comments

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?

The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing For Fire & Flood Restoration

If you’re in the fire or flood restoration business, then you know how important it is to protect your lungs from unwanted fumes. Since smoke and fumes are commonplace after a fire, you are likely required by OSHA to wear respirator masks. While any respirator mask is better than no mask at all, it’s equally important to get your masks fitted by a qualified professional. To achieve this, you have 2 options: perform respirator fit testing internally, [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:40:35+00:00March 29th, 2019|Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing For Fire & Flood Restoration

Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter Scenario

It’s an unfortunate reality that workplaces face today: the thought of an active shooter barging in with a goal of harming people. While it was a rare occurrence decades ago, in recent years, it’s, unfortunately, a possibility that should be prepared for. In a recent video, Respond Safety’s training coordinator, Michael Kelber, explains that active shooter scenarios are becoming more common. “Unfortunately, today, it’s a reality that we live with,” he said. “[You may work] in a [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:38:38+00:00March 28th, 2019|General, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter Scenario

Does your Paint Shop Have a Respiratory Protection Program?

If you own or manage a painting or spray coating shop, then you are most likely required to provide mandated respirator protection to your employees. According to OSHA, Employers must first try to prevent hazardous dusts, fogs, fumes, gases, sprays and vapors from entering the work environment using engineering controls and substitution. If this cannot be achieved, then you must implement a respiratory protection program. 2 Key Elements of An Effective Respiratory Protection Program If you’ve already filled [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:36:32+00:00March 14th, 2019|General, Respond Systems, Safety Training|Comments Off on Does your Paint Shop Have a Respiratory Protection Program?

Safety Supplies for Law and Accounting Firms

Business owners and office managers have a responsibility to keep employees and visitors safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires companies to have first aid kits available to treat injuries. If you operate a law or accounting firm, make sure that you have the supplies you need and that employees know where to find them and how to use them. Why Your Firm Needs First Aid Supplies An office might seem like a relatively safe [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:34:22+00:00February 26th, 2019|General, Respond Systems, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Safety Supplies for Law and Accounting Firms

2 First Aid Skills Every Teacher Should Have

It doesn’t matter if you are an educator of toddlers, teens, or adults; it is your moral (and sometimes legal) responsibility to keep your students safe while they are in your classroom. Even if you teach in a place with a dedicated healthcare professional, it’s still important for you to have some basic first aid skills. For example, If a student requires CPR, wouldn’t it be better if you could have someone else alert the nurse while [...]

By |2019-03-19T20:20:09+00:00February 13th, 2019|First Aid, General, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2 First Aid Skills Every Teacher Should Have