How do I know if a bleeding injury is serious? – Treating a bleeding injury

How do I know if a bleeding injury is serious? – Treating a bleeding injury

Responding is Paul Slot, marketing manager, UniFirst First Aid + Safety, St. Louis.Because serious bleeding injuries can be fatal, you must know the signs for which injuries are more serious and quickly take action. Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death for people 50 and younger in the United States. A large portion of those deaths involve severe bleeding. Yet, bleeding is the[..]

Eye Protection Safety Training Classes

Are Your Employee’s Wearing The Right Safety Glasses?

Over 2000 eye injuries occur every day at work in the U.S. (As reported by Niosh) Construction workers have one of the highest eye injury rates. Most common are particles of dust, metal, wood, slag, drywall, cement, etc. are the most common source of eye injury to carpenters. Even “minor” eye injuries can cause life-long vision problems and suffering–a simple scratch from sawdust, cement,[..]

5 First Aid Myths

In a medical emergency, the right response can save livesMany of us are still doing the wrong thing. Getting first aid right can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some of the most common myths about first aid… and what you should do instead.MYTH 1: Put butter on a burnAny new burn that’s exposed to the air is incredibly painful. Covering it with a cool substance[..]

AED’s can be found everywhere, do you know how to use one?

 Americans die every day from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Of SCA victims die before reaching a hospital  Brain death starts to occur without CPR and Defibrillation None of us expect to have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, SCA can happen anytime and anywhere. Did you know you can double the chance of survival with effective bystander CPR & Defibrillation provided immediately after Cardiac[..]

Workplace holiday safety tips

With the holiday season underway, people are feeling festive – including at work. But whether you’re decorating your cubicle or taking part in the office potluck, safety should always remain a top priority. Here are some simple tips to help prevent injuries while celebrating on the job.Safe decorating Don’t stand on a chair to hang decorations. Use a stepladder, and make sure to[..]

One day you might just need it – CPR/First Aid Training

CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group ClassesAnyone can learn CPR, are your employees trained to save a life?  UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED, and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and[..]

OSHA requires annual fire extinguisher training – Are You Compliant?

In accordance with OSHA reg 1910.157 annual training is required for employees who may use fire extinguishers at the workplace. UniFirst First Aid + Safety provides unique fire safety training using a state-of-the-art eco-friendly system. No mess, no cleanup, and train in multiple locations at your facility.Call Now to schedule your fire safety training Follow us     Like us

October is Fire Safety Month – Here are Some Helpful Tips

Train to Improve Resiliency Assembling a disaster response team comprised of multiple departments from the organization guarantees the entire business is involved in the process of plan development and training. The response team should designate roles and responsibilities for all personnel. Make sure each employee knows his or her roles and responsibilities and understands the different[..]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip your Forklift Truck Inspections

1 – Preventing Accidents and Injuries According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 20,000 individuals are injured each year in forklift-related incidents, with nearly 100 of those injuries being fatal. Pre-shift inspections can help identify defects in your forklift that may lead to injuries like these.   2 – OSHA Fines & Violations If you own and operate forklifts then[..]

MY SECOND LIFE – Meat market owner saves customer’s life with CPR

Fred Bivins says he wouldn’t be alive today if Gary Szotko of Lewandoski’s Market didn’t know exactly what to do.GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday, Nov. 12 started off like a normal day for Fred Bivins. The proprietor of Vinecroft Studios was trying to make room in the studio freezer for a Thanksgiving turkey. He pulled out some[..]