5 Steps to Proper Hand-Washing & Sanitation
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.
Supply list for basic first aid kits
A basic first aid kit can be used to help reduce blood loss, infection, and future medical complications. Having a first aid kit on hand allows you to immediately treat injuries so the body can begin to heal. Everyone, including families, workers, teachers, campers, boaters, hikers, and travelers should keep a first-aid-kit close by to treat basic cuts, scrapes, burns, and other minor injuries.
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.
How to customize a first aid kit
We're excited to share a new way to create a custom first aid kit! MFASCO has developed 3 new ways to quickly make your own custom first aid kit here on our website! Remember, anytime you see MAK (the "Make A Kit" character named MAK), you will be able to customize that product.
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:
5 Ways to use a hygiene kit
Good personal hygiene is important for our health and social encounters. Often, there are times when we need to use hygiene products while we are away from our home. Small toiletry bathroom items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, a toothbrush and toothpaste are just a few of the basic hygiene items that can easily be placed in a small kit or bag. Below are 5 ways to use a hygiene kit. We’ve provided a few details about each type so you can decide what meets your needs.
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 is stop the bleed?
Because of emergency events like active shooter situations, mass casualty catastrophes, motor vehicles crashes, and home or work related injuries, the awareness to know how to apply bleeding control is on the rise. A stunning statistic reveals that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death during any trauma situation. Medical personnel and emergency responders aren’t always available or cannot respond fast enough to emergency bleeding victims and it’s been shown that a person who suffers a traumatic bleeding wound can bleed to death within just a few minutes. In each of these emergency circumstances, the lives of victims can be saved if bystanders learn how to apply basic first aid techniques to stop the bleeding.
Why is first aid important?
There will be a time in your life when you wish you had a first aid kit close by. Famous last words from a company who markets these items all over the United States, but it’s true. We hear stories all the time about people who get injured and didn’t have a first aid kit. We believe so strongly about this issue we’ve listed 10 great reasons why you need a first aid kit.
How to sanitize your first aid kit - VIDEO
Sanitizing a first aid kit is fast and easy to do. For first aid supplies to be most effective, it's imperative to keep your kit clean and sanitized. After all, no one wants to use dusty gauze or outdated ointment. Follow these steps for keeping your first aid kit clean and tidy: