HR needs to prepare for the flu
If you have not noticed, consider yourself lucky. Flu season is here and this time it is packing a punch. This poses a real problem for the workplace. Sick people should stay home while contagious but after they come back to work they still need to treat their symptoms. Here are some suggestions from the CDC to help reduce the spread of the flu.
Cleaners, Sanitizers and Disinfectants - What's the difference?
Knowing the difference between a cleaner, disinfectant or sanitizer is important for your safety. They are not all the same thing and selecting the right one for the job and for your health is critical. Whether it is for home use, at work or even in a healthcare setting, we are constantly surrounded by dirt, germs, bacteria and even some potentially infectious diseases. These 3 types of products are all designed for specific purposes and this article will briefly outline what they are.
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
Determining the difference between the common cold and the flu can be difficult. Because they share many of the same symptoms, they can easily be mistaken for one another. It is important to know the difference between these two common illnesses so the right treatment can be applied. Lets take a look at several signs that might help you determine the difference between a cold and the flu.
How to disinfect safety glasses
Every day millions of Americans wear safety glasses to protect themselves from eye injuries. Tens of thousands of children wear safety glasses in vocational and technology classes in our public schools. Much attention is given to the proper use and warnings related to eye injuries and prevention but little is given to the care, cleaning and disinfecting of safety glasses. This is especially important for environments where safety glasses are shared between other people. This brief article will help us learn how to disinfect our safety glasses so they are safe and ready to use.
What are the different types of respirators available?
Millions of people around the world wear different types of respirators to filter the air they breathe and protecting their lungs. In heavily populated areas, pollution is a concern. Some work applications require respiratory protection by law. Even at home, people wear filtering face-pieces to protect their lungs from allergies, common sickness like the cold or other health reasons. Depending on the application, specific types of filtering protection will be required. Lets take a closer look at the different types of Respirators and their purpose.
5 Steps to proper hand-washing
Cooler changing weather brings sickness. Don't let the cold & flu season get you down. Even though these illnesses are easily passed from person to person, you can help prevent passing them to others and reduce your risk of catching them by simply washing your hands! The CDC recommends these 5 steps to proper hand-washing. Let's take a look and see how-to wash our hand the right way and reduce our chances from catching the common cold or flu.
5 things first aid services don’t want you to know
Every day thousands of mobile first aid sales people check and refill first aid kits all over the United States. Since the early 1970's these reps have been making month visits to their customers and leaving their invoices. If you have a first aid service, we want to tell you about 5 things a first aid service doesn't want you to know.
OSHA Crystalline silica rule
Americans who work with stone, cement, masonry, tombstones and more are at risk of potential hazardous exposure to crystalline silica. These tiny particles are generated from sawing, cutting, crushing and drilling the materials mentioned above. When these particles enter the respiratory system can increase the risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer and kidney disease.
6 reasons why MFASCO is first choice for first aid supplies
Website reviews are an important part of deciding where to shop online. Did you know that our customers write product and site reviews at MFASCO Health & Safety? Take a look at the last 6 website reviews our customers wrote. These are the last 6 site reviews we received at the time we wrote this article. Our customers share 6 reasons why we are their first choice for first aid supplies. We have listed them below for your convenience.
Disinfecting hard surfaces for workplace health
Keeping a workplace clean and free of germs can be a major challenge. Everyone has experienced the office emptying out during flu season or coming in paranoid because everyone has the sniffles. For this reason, disinfecting hard surfaces in the workplace is critical to general health. Here are some tips for keeping your workplace a healthy environment for everyone: