February 2016

  1. Leap into Preparedness
    Categories: Disaster, Survival, and Preparedness

    Leap into Preparedness

    While there are certain times of year we focus on specific topics, such as burn safety, cpr & aed awareness, winter safety, wildfire safety, hurricane safety (you get the point) - and an extended campaign in September focusing on National preparedness, that doesn't mean you should be aware of hazards and the need to be prepared for them year-round. Don't...
  2. Campfire Safety
    Categories: Wilderness & Outdoor

    Campfire Safety

    Getting the Itch to head outdoors? Weather is changing, and soon all the camping, hiking, and wilderness adventures will begin! Before they do, we'd like to review some review some campfire safety tips: ~ Always use a designated fire pit and NEVER EVER use gasoline or kerosene as a starter fluid or accelerant to start or increase campfires. ~ Children...
  3. Splinting
    Categories: First Aid

    Splinting

    Splinting is necessary for situations in which the victim must be moved or transported. Types of Splints Anatomic Splint- Body provides support Soft Splint- Sling, sheet, towel Rigid Splint- Magazine, board, branch Typically, splinting is associated with Treatment of a Fractured Bone , but it can be useful for other types of injuries as well. Splinting is a method used to keep...
  4. Fire Safety & Extinguishers
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Fire Safety & Extinguishers

    Fire - one of the most devastating emergencies, and a year-round risk. Every Company should have a full complement of the proper type of fire extinguisher for the fire hazards present. All fire extinguishers should be inspected annually by a fire protection equipment company and tagged with the date of inspection. If a fire extinguisher is used or discharged for any reason, it...
  5. Apps to help improve Teen Driver Safety
    Categories: Safety Tips

    Apps to help improve Teen Driver Safety

    Apps... while Distracted Driving is a curse to drivers of all ages, and nobody should have their phones in hand while driving, nevertheless these Apps could make Teen Driving Safer and better. When your teenager takes to the road alone, you want to know that they're being as safe as possible. Unfortunately, cautions NY traffic lawyer Zev Goldstein, you can...
  6. The Fire Triangle
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    The Fire Triangle

    In order to understand how fire extinguishers work, you first need to know a little bit about fire. Four things must be present at the same time in order to produce fire: Enough oxygen to sustain combustion, Enough heat to raise the material to its ignition temperature, Some sort of fuel or combustible material, and The chemical, exothermic reaction that...
  7. Driving Safety
    Categories: Safety Tips

    Driving Safety

    Yesterday, we talked about Teen Driver Safety, but everyone needs to be safe on the roads, and employers with staff that drives for business, or even to and from work, should be especially aware of these issues. We do so much driving that it's easy to forget how dangerous it can be. Every year accidents claim almost 35,000 lives and cause...
  8. Types of Fire Extinguishers
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation

    Types of Fire Extinguishers

    Which type of Fire Extinguisher is right for the job? How do you know what type it is? Most fire extinguishers will have a pictograph label telling which fuels the extinguisher is designed to fight. Different types of fire extinguishers are designed to fight different classes of fire. The three most common types of fire extinguishers are: Water (APW) Extinguishers...
  9. Teen Driver Safety
    Categories: Safety Tips

    Teen Driver Safety

    Your teenager has just earned his or her driver’s permit and is now chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel. While you are proud of your kid and know that it’s time to start driving lessons, your heart wishes you could turn back time to the days when the only cars your child drove were found in the...
  10. Eye Injuries & First Aid
    Categories: Eye Safety

    Eye Injuries & First Aid

    Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces.  The financial cost of these injuries is enormous -- more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers compensation. No dollar figure can adequately reflect the personal toll these accidents take on the injured workers. What contributes to eye injuries at work? Take a...

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