May 2016

  1. Injury Free? Safety is not just a number
    Categories: Safety Tips

    Injury Free? Safety is not just a number

    Safety is what? Safety is a goal. Safety is a mentality. Safety is effort. Safety is a work in progress. Safety is something every company should treasure. A quick look around and you’ll see professionals, organizations, schools and businesses touting their unwavering dedication to safety. But what does that mean? Some will point to their low incident rates. Some will...
  2. Remembrance Day
    Categories: Random Bits of Noise

    Remembrance Day

    Happy Remembrance Day...As a Memorial Salute to all those that lost their lives in the service of our Country, take a moment to remember and appreciate their efforts. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States...
  3. Treating Heat Exhaustion
    Categories: First Aid

    Treating Heat Exhaustion

    Heat Exhaustion? Call 9-1-1 or EMS immediately. Move the casualty to a shady or cool place. If the casualty is conscious, breathing normally, and not vomiting; administer small sips of water or non-caffeinated fluids. Sports drinks are an ideal fluid. Do not give the casualty caffeinated beverages, alcoholic beverages, or salt tablets. Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide...
  4. What is Heat Exhaustion?
    Categories: First Aid

    What is Heat Exhaustion?

    Signs of heat exhaustion include pale, clammy skin, and heavy perspiration. The casualty may feel dizzy and nauseous. A headache or cramps in the abdomen or limbs are other possible symptoms of heat exhaustion. Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide...
  5. Heat Stroke First Aid Treatment
    Categories: First Aid & Safety Training

    Heat Stroke First Aid Treatment

    How to treat Heat Stroke Call 9-1-1 or activate EMS immediately! A delayed call could be fatal. The main objective of first aid treatment for heat stroke is to lower the casualty’s body temperature as quickly as possible. Move the casualty to a shady or cool place. Loosen and/or remove any sweat-soaked clothing. Cool the casualty’s body by immersing him/her...
  6. What is Heat Stroke?
    Categories: First Aid

    What is Heat Stroke?

    Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical attention. Signs of heat stroke include an excessive rise in body temperature, a high fever that can cause permanent brain damage and/or death, hot, red, dry skin, confusion, difficulty talking or walking, or unconsciousness, as well as all the signs of heat exhaustion. Also see: Sun Safety & Extreme Heat Content excerpted from...
  7. Sun Safety
    Categories: Burn Care First Aid

    Sun Safety

    Does Sunburn treatment count ans "Burn First Aid"? Absolutely. Sunburn can be first or even second degree, is painful and can be dangerous. So what do you need to know? First, how to avoid sunburn, and second - how to treat sunburn. Avoid Sunburn: Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 with UVA and...
  8. Extreme Heat ??
    Categories: Medications & Illness

    Extreme Heat ??

    It is Extreme Heat Week... ?? Extreme heat is defined as a period of excessively hot weather, with higher than average temperatures for a particular region, combined with high humidity. Extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. During the past...
  9. C.A.R.E. CPR™ Lifesaving Steps
    Categories: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

    C.A.R.E. CPR™ Lifesaving Steps

    C.A.R.E. is an easy way to remember the order of lifesaving steps to take in an emergency situation when a casualty is not breathing or her/his heart has stopped. Always call 9-1-1 or activate Emergency Medical Services immediately in a life-threatening emergency. If possible, have another person make the call so that the primary Responder can begin the appropriate CPR...
  10. Hurricane Safety Week
    Categories: Disaster, Survival, and Preparedness

    Hurricane Safety Week

    Today is the last day of Hurricane Safety Week - but only the beginning of Hurricane Season. Take time to review your Emergency Plans, and think about your hurricane and other emergency preparedness at home, and work, and on the road. Hurricane Tips for Businesses How do Hurricanes relate to Extreme Heat? Hurricanes mean Flooding Free Hurricane Preparedness Week Webinar

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