Infection Control & First Aid Blog

What Is The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/25/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Airline & Cruise Industry, CDC, FDA, EPA

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) to assist the cruise ship industry to prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses on cruise ships. By training cruise ship employees on public health and monitoring GI illnesses and investigating or responding to outbreaks are two of the ways VSP helps the cruise ship industry. They also make unannounced operational sanitation inspections to make sure cruise ships are following their regulations.

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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 Airline & 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 Airline & 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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Aircraft Accident Sites & Hazards (Part 3)

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