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Protecting Worker Vision with Training and Equipment

Injuries on the job are inevitable. One of the best ways to protect your business and its employees from harm is to understand the risks present and prepare for them. A common workplace injury involves the eyes. These accidents can include temporary or permanent vision loss - making them very urgent to address. In addition to medical expenses, there are also productivity decreases that can occur when your staff is out of work to heal. Not to [...]

By |2020-02-26T16:42:07+00:00February 26th, 2020|First Aid, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Protecting Worker Vision with Training and Equipment

Worker Safety Around Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment is ubiquitous on many worksites. While it can help employees accomplish tasks efficiently, heavy machinery can also create a risk of accidents and injuries. Enforcing safety procedures is critical to prevent equipment rollovers and to keep workers from being struck or crushed by vehicles. Machinery Safety Features and Maintenance Equipment operators should wear seat belts whenever using heavy equipment. Top-loading vehicles should have a cab shield or another form of protection for the operator. Rollover [...]

By |2020-02-13T15:52:49+00:00February 13th, 2020|First Aid, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Worker Safety Around Heavy Equipment

Are Your Workers Suffering from Tiredness?

If they’re like most other U.S. workers, your workers are probably tired. In fact, nearly three-quarters of America's workers arrive at work tired, according to a study by staffing firm Accountemps. The study estimated that employee exhaustion costs the economy $411 billion annually through mistakes, missed opportunities and other goofs that can befall tired workers. The Accountemps survey included responses from more than 2,800 adult workers from offices in 28 cities in the U.S. In factories and [...]

By |2019-12-17T19:38:25+00:00December 17th, 2019|First Aid, General, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Are Your Workers Suffering from Tiredness?

Respirator Fit Testing for Medical Students

Medical students may be exposed to environmental contaminants and infectious diseases during their training. They must, therefore, have respirators that they can use to protect themselves on the job. Why Are Respirators Necessary? When medical students participate in clinical activities, they may interact with patients who have communicable diseases. Bacteria and viruses can spread easily from person to person, and a medical student who became infected could then transmit illness to other patients and staff. In addition, [...]

By |2019-10-10T17:59:49+00:00October 10th, 2019|First Aid, General, Respond Systems, Safety Training|Comments Off on Respirator Fit Testing for Medical Students

First Aid Restocking Service: Is It Worth It?

We hear it over and over: there's nothing more important than safety in the workplace. Employers have a legal and moral obligation to ensure that first aid supplies are readily available in the event of an emergency. To uphold this obligation, safety managers and human resource professionals are often tasked with making sure that these supplies are plentiful and fresh. Sounds easy, right? Sure, if you're a small office, then monitoring the contents of a small wall [...]

By |2019-09-23T19:26:16+00:00September 23rd, 2019|First Aid|Comments Off on First Aid Restocking Service: Is It Worth It?

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 [...]

By |2019-08-30T17:09:17+00:00August 30th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

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