Back to school first aid health and safety
While summer is in full swing, families are enjoying their summer break. Before too long however, it will be "back to school time". Summer is the perfect time to plan and prepare for the next upcoming school year. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight 3 important areas you and your child should plan for and discuss. Spend a minute and learn about school health, first aid and safety.
Universal Precautions - Two words everyone should know
Universal Precautions may be a common phrase in the world of healthcare but to the average American they are unfamiliar words. Back in the 1980's, HIV was introduced to the United States. At that time, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a document called "Guideline for Isolation Precautions in Hospitals". Within that document there was a section dealing with blood and bodily fluid precautions. Five years later the CDC published "Recommendations for Prevention of HIV Transmission in Health Care Settings". The document recommended that bodily fluids, infected or not, should be considered potentially infectious.
5 Outdoor Health Tips - Part 1
Did you know that nearly half of all Americans participated in an outdoor activity in 2015. We love to be outdoors! Walking, boating, hiking, camping and other fun activities are a great way to experience nature and get some physical exercise but they can also create health concerns. This 2 part article will highlight 5 outdoor health & safety tips. Knowing what they are, how to treat them and even how we can prevent them will help us stay healthy and safe while enjoying our outdoor experience.
Where should a school keep their first aid supplies?
With over 75 million public school & university students enrolled here in the United States, preparing for injuries is a top priority. From playground scrapes to homeland terror incidents, first aid supplies for all types of emergency situations must be available. Many people have asked "where should a school keep their first aid supplies?". Let's look at these 5 tips to help determine where to place your school first aid supplies.
5 Outdoor Health Tips - Part 2
This is part 2 of "5 Outdoor Health Tips To Remember". As we spend time outdoors, we wanted to highlight several important tips to help you enjoy the outdoor experience. In part 1, we talked about heat and sun related illnesses. This article will cover the last 3 outdoor health & safety tips which include summer allergies, insects and poisonous plants. The reality is that any one of these can ruin our fun and potentially send us indoors or even worse, the hospital. Let's take a closer look at how we can treat and prevent these potentially dangerous hazards.
7 elements of a successful bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan
A new study reveals that some American health care workers are not adequately trained for or protected from bloodborne pathogens. 28% of privately owned dental practices did not have a site specific written bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan and half of those had no intention to implement one in the next 12 months. OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.1030 Bloodborne Pathogens standard was created to safeguard the American health care worker from infectious diseases found in human bodily fluids. The standard requires an exposure control plan.
New Portable First Aid Kits
MFASCO Health & Safety is excited to introduce our new versatile line of portable first aid kits. Each of them are designed for multi-use applications including workplace, office, home our outdoor activities. Whether you need an ANSI Z308.1-2015 approved 25 person workplace first aid kit or something for your glove box, our versatile like of portable kits are a great choice for almost any application. We've worked hard to develop the best portable first aid kits money can buy. Some of the key features that make these kits stand out are their quality, easy access, and 1 click refilling. See more
How to stay safe and have fun this camp season
Each year more than 14 million young adults and children attend a camp</a> in the US and more than twice as many family and friends will go camping on their own in some form or fashion over the course of the year. This makes for a busy summer for many Americans. Any good camping experience needs two things to be successful, fun and safety.
What is Lyme Disease
As summer approaches and the weather warms up, more and more people will head out into the wilderness for recreation and relaxation. Some people may be concerned about sunburn, heat related illnesses or other common summer worries but very few will consider the hazards of Lyme disease. Most of us don't even know what Lyme disease is, let alone how to contract it, treat it, or even prevent it. According to WebMD, Lyme disease cases more than doubled between 1995-2015. This article will help us understand what Lyme disease is, how to identify it, how to treat it and how to prevent it from occurring.
What kind Of Safety Signs do I need for my Business?
Safety Signs serve very specific and very important tasks. They alert us to danger, warn us of potential hazards and caution us to be safe. With the right signage and proper procedure many work place accidents and injuries can be avoided. The key is finding the right signs fir your work place.