It may or may not come as a surprise to you that winter storms cause a major influx in injuries. It isn’t just the surge of car accidents due to slippery roads that brings victims to the emergency room. There are a slew of injuries that can happen from simply walking and slipping, shoveling, and using a snow blower.
If you work in a traditional office space—complete with cubicles and boring meetings in swanky conference rooms—you may be wondering why you would possible ever need first aid training. The worst that could happen is a minor papercut, right? Wrong. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot could happen to you and your coworkers
We all hope that we’ll never have to deal with a coworker’s medical emergency at work, but sometimes it happens. Some individuals have medical conditions, and accidents happen. You may be wondering how you can help them, and the information you’ve been provided in the past could be outdated. Seizures can be incredibly frightening to witness, but they aren’t
Do you have a loved one that suffers from a serious allergy? If they’re exposed to an allergen, they may experience a range of symptoms, from an itchy, swollen tongue, to hives and problems with breathing. If their allergy is serious enough, they may go into anaphylactic shock. If someone is exhibiting signs of anaphylaxis, they’re advised to administer epinephrine
Sure, your staff or your team members has been trained on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but do they retain the training they’ve received? On any random Tuesday in February, are they ready to perform life-saving CPR? Studies show that timely high-quality CPR can play the biggest role in survival. The unfortunate thing is, many providers–who are both skilled and trained—are not
The holidays can be tough on everyone, especially if you’re Clark Griswold Jr. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You may have good intentions for a great holiday, but the turkey is dry, your relatives say something rude, and you burn the cookies. Not only that, but leading up to the holiday celebration, there are too many errands to run
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not. The holidays are supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but you and I both know that, while the holidays are wonderful, they can also be extremely stressful. The stores are crowded, the traffic is insane, and there’s not enough time in the day
Did you know that, according to OSHA, fire is the most common type of emergency for small businesses? Fire prevention and fire safety is crucial in order to prevent ignition, limit development of the fire, and reduce destruction if a fire ignites. Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors should be placed in every room or office. Commercial buildings require a smoke
What would you do if your child accidentally swallowed a substance they shouldn’t have? You read the label and all you see is a symbol that indicates it is poisonous. You enter crisis mode. You freeze. What do you do? Or perhaps you started using a new cleaning product, some gets on your skin, and you break out into hives.
Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone—young or old. Young children get to dress up in costume and knock on doors for treats, young adults have fun attending costume parties, and older adults enjoy taking their favorite little ones out trick-or-treating. Before heading out trick-or-treating this year, review these handy tips to ensure everyone has a fun, safe