Understanding Hi-Viz Apparel Requirements

WestChestergear.com VIZ UP – STAND OUT ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 The first thing to understand is the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 standard. This is a voluntary standard that provides guidelines on what qualifies as an approved fluorescent material; and what level of coverage and reflective tape are required to qualify as for various classes and types of garments. This standard was designed for industries[..]

Woman saved with CPR while attending conference

Sarah Stephenson (Photo Courtesy of WDEL) Sarah Stephenson was attending a a conference when she observed a woman nearby having a seizure in her chair. “She was kind of just sitting there with her head back, so nothing really looked out of the norm,” said Stephenson. “You always want to check out things first before going over to a situation because you never really know what could be[..]

What is the Difference Between Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart attack?

Often times sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are used synonymously. In truth the two are very different from one another. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. In short a heart attack is about “circulation” and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. Heart[..]

This Box Could Save Your Life One Day…

Use of an Automated External Defibrillator can increase the cardiac arrest survival rate by a staggering 70% Every 1.7 minutes, someone in America suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest, otherwise known as SCA. If not treated, SCA can easily be fatal and it often is – more than a third of a million Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. Perhaps more concerning is the fact that most of[..]

Chances of survival are doubled when CPR is performed in conjunction with an AED.

Did You Know?…….   1. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. 2. Approximately 356,000 people of all ages experience SCA each year 3. 9 out of 10 victims die 4. Effective bystanders intervention can triple survival rates   UniFirst First Aid + Safety created a chain of survival chart for you and your team, feel free to share (click on the link[..]

Is the Apple Watch a Life Saver?

William Monzidelis says he is thankful to being alive today and that he owes it all to his Apple smart watch. William was working at their family business, Bowlerland Lanes in Eastchester, a month ago when he passed blood in the bathroom. He says his latest model Apple Watch started going off almost instantly. Doctors says that had William not gotten medical treatment as quickly as he did, he[..]

Runner’s life saved by CPR

Shortly after finishing his race, Andy Martin collapsed due to a heart attack. Ryan Sanders who is an athletic trainer and a Furman University police officer, preformed CPR and used an AED to save Andy Martin’s life. “You go to the mall and something happens you might be the person walking by, and AEDs walk you through what to do so I just urge people to grab it and it will tell you what you need to do,” Sanders said. Source: WSPA Follow us    like us

Apple and Stanford Medicine Collaborate for Heart Study

Apple is one of the companies leading the way to a more proactive approach in recognizing the signs of serious heart conditions. Apple has partnered with Stanford Medicine to create an app that uses data from the Apple Watch in order to detect and analyze irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation leading cause of stroke. HEART DISEASE IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DEATH AROUND THE[..]

OTC Medications In The Workplace? Here’s What Your Co Workers Think…

89% of workers indicated that having OTC medications available from a nurse made it possible to complete their shift University of Michigan Study Findings:The workers surveyed reported visiting their company’s health/medical department on average 10 times per year. The top four worker complaints that occurred while on the job were headaches, colds/sinus problems, muscle ache/pain, and[..]

Central Texas officer honored by city after performing CPR

    Officer Justin Gonzales was honored for performing CPR on an unresponsive woman. (Source: City of West Police Department/Facebook) WEST, TX (KXXV) – A West police officer was honored by the city council for performing life-saving measures on a woman he found unresponsive. West police said Tuesday that Officer Justin Gonzales was given a Life Saving Award at the West City Council[..]