Archive for the ‘First Aid’ Category

A Higher Dimension: Why Use 3D Projection Signs

August 29, 2014

In cases of emergency, even a few seconds can be the difference between “saved” and “impaired”, which is why you need to install signs that immediately inform your workers what to do and where to proceed to when an accident occurs.

3D Projection Signs - AED

NEVER SKIP A HEARTBEAT. A 3D AED sign quickly informs your workers where they can find an automated external defibrillator.

Emedco is launching new 3D first aid signs, which are perfect for that job. Here’s why:

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Eyewash and 3-Way Sign Kits Keep Workers Aware and Safe

August 7, 2014

When it comes to dealing with eye injuries, responding quickly is of paramount concern. This means you should immediately take an injured worker to an emergency eye wash station to prevent lasting damage, and eye wash stations in your facility must be clearly identified.

Eyewash and 3-Way Sign Kits

Identify eyewash stations better with 3-way signs.

 

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Don’t Take the Heat

July 11, 2014

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Temperature variations that bring us all four seasons go from one extreme to the other, in what seems to be the blink of an eye. While the environment around us may be able to endure these drastic swings without consequence, the human body is very different. Maintaining a narrow range of deviation the human body core temperature averages a constant 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. As the mercury rises our body’s ability to regulate gets more difficult. The heart beings to pump faster, breathing and sweating increase. If the body can’t keep up with the changes that are happening around it, it begins to exhibit signs of heat cramps, exhaustion, or even stroke.

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In 2011, 61 workers died from heat illness and 4,420 additional workers became ill.

Heat Stress is influenced by several risk factors including climate conditions, the work environment, demands of the work, PPE and equipment, clothing and personal characteristics.

While there currently is no specific OSHA standard for heat stress employers are required under the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act to protect workers from recognized serious hazards. OSHA has cited and fined employers who expose workers to excessive heat.

Further highlighting the importance of keeping workers properly hydrated and taken care of during this summer season OSHA’s heat stress campaign provides many valuable resources for both educational and training purposes to make sure your workforce stays safe.

What Everyone Should See in Your First Aid Kit

May 20, 2014

 

Carry-All First Aid Kit

You need to be prepared for accidents and injuries in your workplace, and a well-equipped first aid kit is essential for such circumstances. As a matter of fact, having a first aid kit in your facility is part of the law!

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lays out the “minimally acceptable” number and type of first aid accessories required according to OSHA 1910.266 App A. That in mind, we’ve prepared a simple list of the right materials you should fill your first aid kit with. Follow these guidelines, and be prepared for anything!

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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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