ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
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  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

    The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2019) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by minimizing the risk of illness and injury. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity every week, including water-based physical activity, can benefit everyone’s health. Each of us plays a role in preventing illnesses and injuries linked to the water we swim, play, relax in, and share. Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week highlights the roles that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries.

    Why Is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Important?

    Injuries caused by mishandling pool chemicals:
    Pool chemicals are added to maintain water quality (for example, to kill germs). Each year, however, mishandling pool chemicals when treating public or residential/backyard pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds leads to 3,000–5,000 visits to U.S. emergency departments.
    For more info, visit CDCs Pool Chemical Info.

    Illnesses caused by the germs in pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds:
    During 2000–2014, nearly 500 outbreaks were linked to pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds. Most of the outbreaks were caused by germs Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto”), Legionella, or Pseudomonas. Healthy swimming is not just about the steps pool operators and pool inspectors take—so let’s all do our part to help keep ourselves, our families, and our friends healthy.
    For more info, visit CDCs Healthy Swimming Info.

    Drowning:
    Each day, two children younger than 14 years old die from drowning. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children 1–4 years old. we want to remind you about drowning prevention. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury or death in children under the age of 5. Drowning can be quick and silent. It's a fallacy that the act of drowning is accompanied by screams or splashing, making proactive prevention crucial. To help prevent drownings, please remember to have active adult supervision, never swim alone, make sure your pool is fenced with self-closing/latching gates, and most of all keep a Pool / Lifeguard First Aid Kit on hand.
    For more info, visit CDCs Water Injuries Info.

    Harmful algal blooms:
    Algae can grow in warm, nutrient-rich fresh- and marine water. An abundant growth of algae that harms people or animals is referred to as a harmful algal bloom (HAB). HABs in fresh- and marine water can produce toxins that cause a variety of symptoms including skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, stomach pain, numbness, and dizziness. Symptoms vary depending on the type of HAB toxin and the type of exposure, such as skin contact, ingestion by eating food or drinking water contaminated with HAB toxins, or breathing in tiny droplets or mist contaminated with HAB toxins.
    For more info, visit CDCs HAB Toxin Info

    Naegleria fowleri “the brain-eating ameba”:
    Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic ameba (a singlecelled living organism) that is commonly found in warm freshwater such as in lakes, rivers, and hot springs. If water containing the ameba goes up the nose forcefully, the ameba can invade and cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
    For more info, visit CDCs Naegleria Info

     

  • Stay Protected from Infection!

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    Helps Prevent Infection From Harmful Bacteria

    These pouches are convenient for first aid kits, the office,
    purses, bags, hospitals, travel, workshops and more! Prevent infection and the spread of harmful bacteria with Safetec® Single Antibiotic Ointment with Bacitracin, Single Antibiotic Ointment with Neomycin, or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Our convenient single-use packaging is available in 25, 144 and bulk count dispenser boxes and is easy to use for fast application and instant relief. Simply apply on minor cuts, burns, and scrapes. Triple antibiotic ointments aid in healing minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. Our Safetec® Antibiotic Ointments have increased expiration dates, and industry-leading shelf life.

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  • Fight Back to School Germs with Hand Sanitizer!

    Prevent the spread of germs and illnesses this school year with proper hand hygiene using Safetec's Hand Sanitizer.

    Find out about plans your child’s school, child care program, or college has if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site. Make sure your child’s school, child care program, or college routinely cleans frequently touched objects and surfaces, and that they have a good supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand rubs, and disposable wipes on-site. Ask how sick students and staff are separated from others and who will care for them until they can go home. Good health habits like washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips below provide steps you can take to protect yourself from the flu, protect others from the flu, and stop the spread of germs.

  • The Flu Strikes Back

    The Flu Won't Wait - You Shouldn't Either! Prevent the Flu!

    Good health habits like washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. The tips below provide steps you can take to protect yourself from the flu, protect others from the flu, and stop the spread of germs.

    Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

    Avoid Close Contact

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

    Stay Home When You Are Sick

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

    Cover Your Mouth and Nose

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

    Clean Your Hands

    Washing your hands (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth

    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

    Practice Other Good Health Habits

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

    Our Safetec Hand Sanitizer Bottles and Pouches

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