Archive for the ‘First Aid’ Category

Save Space and Sight by Combining First Aid and Eyewash Stations!

February 13, 2014

No matter what kind of business you’re running, it’s always important to have first aid supplies for your workers. The risk of accident runs anywhere people work, and adequate resources for treating minor injuries and providing first-response care is not only good policy — it’s a part of regulatory compliance.

First Aid/Eyewash Stations

Save space and concentrate emergency resources with First Aid/Eyewash Stations!

The risk and expenditure is also greater for businesses that must also provide eyewash stations for treating eye injuries and other vision-threatening accidents. This can lead to problems with placement and space, as well-equipped first aid kits and eyewash stations can take up a significant amount of space, as well as maintenance and resupply overhead.

If this is a concern for your business, consider an inventive new solution to the space problem — a combination first aid/eyewash station!

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Emedco 2014 Catalog: Your Guide to the Latest Workplace Solutions

January 21, 2014

We know you want to start the year right by improving your workplace safety standards and keeping your safety record flawless. Lucky you, we at Emedco have just released our catalog!

Emedco’s 2014 Buyer’s Guide

YOUR SHOPPING BIBLE. When in doubt, heed Emedco’s safety and security solutions.

The 2014 Buyer’s Guide is loaded with industry-leading brands you trust and products you need to start the year safe and secure! We’ve packed the buyer’s guide with informative product descriptions that can help you make smart buying decisions. With sections organized and color-coded, shopping is a breeze!

Here’s a sneak peek of some of our newest products, created with your input and feedback in mind:

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The Basics of Emergency Preparedness

March 21, 2013

Just like an unwanted solicitor, emergencies knock on your door when you least expect them. But unlike for an unwanted solicitor, you can prepare for emergencies.

When you get ready for disasters, whether natural or man-made, be sure to devise effective emergency preparedness plans that even in worst-case scenarios will help you and your employees out of harm’s way. This includes keeping an emergency kit handy and preparing your facility for catastrophes.

Audible and Visual Emergency Signal

Alert your employees of possible danger with an Audible and Visual Emergency Signal.

Install emergency preparedness products such as smoke detectors and fire and carbon monoxide alarms to alert your employees of disasters. Help them evacuate if necessary by putting up glow-in-the-dark exit signs that will show their way out. Make sure you have emergency escape ladders to cater to those working in high-rise buildings.

You should also distribute emergency kits to your employees in case they get trapped.  Ready, a national public service campaign, provides helpful information on how you can build a complete emergency kit. Ready recommends assembling your kit as soon as possible because you may not have enough time to do so if you have to evacuate during an emergency. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own, so pack sufficient quantities of food, water and other supplies to last at least 72 hours.

Basic services such as electricity, gas and telecommunication services may be cut off for days, weeks or even longer. Make sure your kit has these emergency preparedness products to help you manage during these possible outages. (more…)

Thermometers: A First Aid Kit Essential

February 14, 2013

Temperature is one of your body’s vital signs, and a significant change in your temperature may indicate illness, or signal that you require immediate medical attention. The most accurate way of checking your temperature is by using thermometers.

Infrared Thermometer

An infrared thermometer is equipped with an electronic trigger lock for continuous measurement.

Thermometers are an essential part of your first aid kit and having the right thermometer is crucial. However because of the numerous options available, selecting the right thermometer can be overwhelming. Here are some of the most common types of body thermometers.

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Missing a Beat: What Most People Do Not Know about AEDs

January 22, 2013

Sudden cardiac arrest kills about 300,000 people each year. That number persists even though an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is available for first aid.

AED Defibrillator

Defibrillators increase the survival chance of those in cardiac arrest.

As Mark Harris pointed out in The Shocking Truth about Defibrillators, the death rate by cardiac arrest has not decreased in the past 20 years. So, what do responders keep doing wrong? Here are some of the important things most people miss about AEDs: (more…)


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