Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2016. Accidents at work happen, and many of them cause injuries that require medical attention. It’s important for businesses to be prepared for these accidents, and to be certain their workplace first aid kits are properly stocked. But what does “properly stocked” mean? Businesses .
There are approximately 350,000 incidents of cardiac arrest that happen outside of hospitals in the US every year, 70% of them occur in a resident’s home. The truth is, most cardiac arrests don’t occur where immediate medical attention is available. With an overwhelming 70% of Americans who don’t know the proper way to respond to cardiac emergencies, knowledge of .
Hiking can be quite the exciting adventure, whether its a short day hike or a month in the Appalachians. The thought of all that can go wrong isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you’re immersed in nature and making your way along the scenic route, but when a medical emergency happens, especially in the great .
Medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and it’s critical for the safety of you and those around you to be prepared. Whether you burn your hand on the stove at home or get a paper cut at work, we all have accidents that require first aid attention and if your emergency first aid kit isn’t stocked with .
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces standards and regulations to ensure the safety of workplaces and the workers within them. It’s essential for offices and organizations to follow these regulations, but there’s a surprising amount of employers who simply aren’t aware that these standards and regulations exist, let alone that they’re not meeting them. Each year OSHA .
Accidents happen. Emergencies happen too. First aid training is not only essential to keep employees safe and healthy, it gives them peace of mind to handle medical emergencies calmly and effectively. Hopefully the worst-case scenario never happens, but it’s better to be prepared and responsive than stunned and stupefied. First-aid training for employees prepares them for anything and everything .
Medical emergencies can happen anywhere, but when they happen in the workplace it is imperative to design a first-aid program that is well-suited for your specific work environment so employees remain safe and healthy. But how do you know which program is best for your worksite and how do you execute that plan accordingly? With all that can go .
When you develop an understanding of all things first aid you learn how to help others when they really need it. Whether it’s a life-threatening allergic reaction, or a cut that needs stitches, being fully prepared in a medical emergency requires training, practice, and knowledge. There are numerous first aid resources available, whether you want to be officially trained .
As the first line of defense until emergency medical treatment is available, first aid kits and first aid procedures are critical to preventing further harm to someone who has sustained an injury at the worksite. Whether soothing a burn with ointment, wrapping a nasty sprain, or immobilizing a body part to prevent further injury, it’s important to know which .
Falling objects, heavy machinery, dangerous chemicals – depending on your occupation, workplace hazards are an everyday reality. And whether you’ve suffered a paper cut in the office, a broken bone in the factory, or a chemical burn in the lab, the next step should be the same for everyone – the first aid kit. But what happens if there .