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CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes 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 care for medical emergencies at work. This 2-year[..]

Proper Disposal of Razor Blades in the Workplace

Razor blades are an essential part of many everyday business tasks. One of the crucial aspects of using them is to make sure that they are properly disposed of after they have become dull.Razor blades are an essential part of many everyday business tasks. One of the crucial aspects of using them is to make sure that they are properly disposed of after they have become dull. Hazards Razor[..]

Importance of Gloves in the Workplace

Hand injuries, including injury to fingernails and fingers, are often written off as first-aid usage and near-misses. Many workers consider the use of gloves hard to comply with and unnecessary. Yet, more varieties of gloves for broader purposes exist than ever before – cut-resistant, chemical protective, electrically-rated, infection control, just to name a few. Carefully identifying the[..]

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge Is Important

People often don’t consider the importance of basic first aid education. There are numerous reasons why people put it off.They don’t have the time They don’t know where to begin They don’t believe that accidents will ever happen to them or those close to them They think they already have enough knowledge should the need ariseHelps to save lives.A trained person is more reliable,[..]

American Heart Association introduces new mobile app

My Cardiac Coach Heart attack is scary and confusing. Recovery shouldn’t be. My Cardiac Coach app available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play is designed to be a personalized recovery toolkit on your smartphone. • Trustworthy information from the experts at the American Heart Association • Interactive lessons to help you learn what you need to know • Progress-trackers for[..]

CPR Training Saves Baby

Clarintje Kopra, a St. Maarten Academy high school graduate and one of the volunteers of Red Cross St. Maarten, used her CPR training on March 23 to save the life of a four-month-old baby girl when she did not wake up from her nap. Despite the emotions, Kopra, a teaching assistant in a day-care centre, remained focused and confident during the emergency situation. With her mother always[..]

Understanding eyewash stations and their requirements

  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that each day about 2,000 U.S. workers have a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Chemical burns to one or both eyes are common. Many of these injuries can result in blindness. Proper safety equipment, such as eye protection and eyewash stations can save a worker’s eyesight. OSHA on Compliance The General Requirements[..]

Pet First Aid Month – What You Need To Know…

With April being Pet First Aid Awareness month, below we list of a number of quick tips. This list is meant as intermediary steps. You should also consult a veterinarian. Pet First Aid Do you know what to do during a pet emergency? Here are some common emergency tips:If your cat or dog is dehydrated, pull up on the skin between the shoulder blades. It should spring right back; if it stays[..]

National Work Zone Safety Week – Helpful facts and tips

This week is designated National Work Zone Awareness Week. This week is designed to bring attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. What is your company doing to raise awareness?Drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone crashes. Most work zone fatalities involve working-age adults. Rear-end crashes (running into the rear of a slowing or stopping[..]

Construction Fall Protection Training

4 Back Safety Quick Tips for National Safety Month

Safety First According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers experience back injuries each year. One-fourth of all worker’s compensation indemnity claims are a result of back injuries. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons that people miss work, second only to the common cold. In America, we spend more than $100 billion annually in medical bills,[..]