Firefighter knows the value of an AED firsthand

Les Morgan knows because his life was saved by the quick response of those around him Feb. 18. The 60-year-old firefighter with Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2 and borough resident responded to smoke in a structure and was handing his son, who is also a firefighter, a fire extinguisher when suddenly he was on the floor not breathing normally. Les Morgan was suffering a cardiac arrest EMS,[..]

Do you know how to recognize and help someone who is choking?

We are living in interesting and challenging times right now, to say the least, more and more people are working from home and self-isolating, which can bring a whole new set of challenges.  A simple but common accident that can happen at work in the office or at home is choking, while it’s scary to think about, we have put together some tips to help recognize and act[..]

What’s the difference between a sprain and a strain, and what the heck is R.I.C.E Therapy?

During these times of isolation at home, at-home workouts have become more popular. Exercise is good for our bodies and mental well being but as with any physical activity, an injury can always happen. Do you know what to do if you have an accident such as a sprain or strain? And what it the correct way to take care of an injury like a strain? Read on for what the difference is between a sprain[..]

May is National Electrical Awareness Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month. We often don’t think about electricity on a daily basis. We flip a switch, plug something in or charge a cell phone expecting it to work. However, if not used or maintained appropriately, electricity can pose serious risks. Over the last ten years, more than 30,000 workers have been injured in workplace electrical accidents. While electrical hazards[..]

May is Global Health and Fitness Month

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM) is an international and national observance of health and fitness in the workplace. The goal of GEHFM is to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to employers and their employees through worksite health promotion activities and environments. GEHFM is presented by the National Association for Health & Fitness Employers everywhere are[..]

First Aid Service – Why Outsource?

Have you ever utilized a first aid service before? Do you know that such a service exists? Often times businesses attempt to handle the first aid and safety needs for their company by themselves. Perhaps this is possible when a company is small and has only a few employees. However, through the challenges of a company growing and becoming more viable in its industry, first aid and safety needs[..]

Do you know the 5 steps for lifesaving CPR?

An average of 350,000 people has a sudden cardiac arrest incident outside of a hospital. Those who receive CPR are two to three times more likely to survive. Joshua Moeckly, a Mayo Clinic cardiac nurse, explains the five steps you should go through in an effort to save a life. It’s a moment everyone hopes they never experience, but it could happen any time: finding a person in cardiac[..]

What is the best way to manage insect bites and stings?

 Common reactions to insect bites and stings are mild. Often causing little more than stinging, redness and itching or minor swelling. Rarely do insect bites and stings, such as from a bee, a wasp, a hornet, a fire ant or a scorpion, can result in severe reactions. To take care of an insect bite or sting that causes a mild reaction:Move to a safe area to avoid more bites or stings. If[..]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Each day in the United States approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.1 Motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015, with more than 40,000 people killed in 2017. Types of DistractionsCell Phones Dashboard infotainment systems Struggling with voice assistantsThen the[..]

Heat Exhaustion and How to Avoid it

As defined by the Mayo Clinic, heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and[..]