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What Is The Outbreak Prevention Plan On A Cruise Ship?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/18/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Cruise Industry

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Being on an enclosed ship, outbreaks of illnesses are a huge concern. Royal Caribbean Cruise’s have an Outbreak Prevention Plan (OPP). This plan is their guide for preventing and responding to an outbreak of illness onboard their ships. The most common causes of land-based and shipboard outbreaks are gastrointestinal illnesses, which is the emphasis of the OPP.

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Food, Water and Safety Are All Taken Seriously By The Cruising Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/11/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Cruise Industry

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Ever wonder what cruise ships do to abide by safety regulations and what these safety regulations entail? Right on Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD website states precisely what they do to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible.

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For Blood Spills - Use A Universal Precautions Kit

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/5/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Universal Precaution

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Accidents happen. We all know that, but what we don’t know is if someone’s blood is infected with a dangerous disease. Diseased blood looks the same as healthy blood, which is why we need to be extra careful when it comes to handling it. There is no place that we can say accidents happen the most. Accidents happen in the office, at school, on an airplane, a cruise ship, etc., and you can never be over-prepared for a blood spill.

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Aircraft Accident Sites & Hazards (Part 3)

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/27/18 10:30 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airlines Industry

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When we don’t have the proper training for the situations we come across, which is when we are in the most danger. Training teaches us what to look for, how to dress, and how to report the dangers we come across. Below is what you need to know when it comes to the FAA’s training regulations.

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Aircraft Accident Sites & Hazards (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/20/18 10:30 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airlines Industry

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Everyone knows the dangers of electrocution, but the dangers of noise are not as widely known. There are certain precautions to take for each situation on the aircraft accident site.

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What Is The FAA’s Control Program for Bloodborne Pathogens? (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/13/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airlines Industry

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Coming into contact with blood can be very dangerous. You never fully know if there are bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious material within the blood that you come into contact with. The Federal Aviation Administration has regulations that need to be followed and met in this specific event, much of it speaking about hepatitis B.

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Aircraft Accident Sites & Hazards (Part 1)

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/6/18 10:30 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airlines Industry

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Aircraft accident sites create a lot of hazards, no matter the size of the accident. It is essential to know what dangers you may come across and exactly how to handle each situation.

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What Is The FAA’s Control Program for Bloodborne Pathogens? (Part 1)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/30/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airlines Industry

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Safetec of America, Inc. wants to make sure you and your employees are protected in the event of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Below are the requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration Control Program listed under chapter 17.

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Is It A Cold Or Seasonal Allergies?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/23/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy

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With the seasons changing, there is always the question whether our symptoms of a cold are from a virus or if they are allergies. This is a common mistake because a cold and allergies have many traits in common with each other. It is essential to know if it is a cold or allergies so it can be adequately treated.

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Where Are The Germ Hot Spots?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/16/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Germs

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How often do you come across a situation where you think to yourself, “I wish I had hand sanitizer with me right now.”? There are a countless number of times when I get caught without hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes and instantly regret it.

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