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[..]

Fall Prevention In The Construction Industry

National Safety Stand-Down Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety[..]

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

National Safety Stand-Down Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety[..]

It’s Time to Thank Members of the Nation’s Most-Trusted Profession

It’s Time to Thank Members of the Nation’s Most-Trusted Profession, Nurses.   For the past 16 years, the Gallup poll has named nurses as the most-trusted profession in its ratings of honesty and ethical standards in professions. The poll showed 82% of Americans describe nurses’ ethics as high or very high. By comparison, 60% rated members of Congress as low or very low[..]

CPR/First Aid Classes – Corporate and Group Classes May 21st – 25th

Is your team ready to save a life? CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes May 21st – 25th 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[..]

It’s dirty out there, Is your soap clean?

Many soap dispensers in public places are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. Washing with contaminated soap increase the concentrations on people’s hands and on the surfaces they touch. Refillable Bulk Soap Puts the Health of Washroom Users and the Image of Building Owners at Risk A recent study has shown that hands can have as much as 25 times more germs after washing with[..]

4 BIG Reasons You Should Know CPR

Why the big deal about CPR? Here are fours big reasons CPR is so important. 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   CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes June 4th –  June[..]

How can your hands possibly have 25% more germs after washing?…

Many soap dispensers in public places are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. Washing with contaminated hand soap increase the concentrations on people’s hands and on the surfaces they touch.  Refillable Bulk Hand Soap Puts the Health of Washroom Users and the Image of Building Owners at Risk. A recent study has shown that hands can have as much as 25 times more germs after[..]

Instructor-led Classes

3 Reasons Everyone Should Learn CPR

* 900 Americans die every day from Sudden Cardiac Arrest * 95% of victims die before reaching a hospital * 4 minutes – Brain death starts to occur within 4 minutes (The average response time of EMS is 8 minutes) CPR/First Aid – Corporate and Group Classes UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED,[..]

Construction Fall Protection

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,[..]