Protect your Hearing Month – 3 Tips to Protect your Hearing

Did you know you can permanently lose your hearing from prolonged exposure to noise? 12 million Americans have hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise, noise-induced hearing loss. October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. We encourage Americans to protect their hearing by: Wearing hearing protection when around sounds louder than 85dB for 30 minutes or more. Turning down the volume[..]

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 arise Helps to save lives. A trained person is more reliable,[..]

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[..]

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[..]

Should you restrain a person having a seizure?

Approximately 1 out of 10 people have had a seizure. Because seizures are very common, it’s important to learn what to do to help keep that person safe until the seizure stops. There are many types of seizures. Most seizures end in a few minutes. These are general steps to help someone who is having any type seizure: Stay with the person until the seizure ends and he or she is fully awake.[..]

Is your company in compliance with the new OSHA Silica Standard

OSHA’s new silica dust exposure standard went into effect September 23rd last year, but the agency delayed enforcement until Oct. 23 to give employers more time to comply. This is the first update to the silica standard since the first one was established in 1971, the same year OSHA was formed. Silica dust particles are 100 times smaller than sand granules, and those who breathe in too much[..]

Apple Watch – It’s a life saver

18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald from Lithia, Florida, was at church on April 22 when she received a notification on her Apple Watch that her resting heart rate was extremely high. IT had jumped to 160 beats per minute up from her usual resting heart rate. “The only symptom that I had was that I was out of breath from walking and standing and sitting so it kind of didn’t make much[..]

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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[..]