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Five basic first aid treatments for common injuries

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/30/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in First Aid

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Ah, the lazy days of summer, sitting poolside, hiking, biking, sunshine, bonfires, grilling, fireworks, playgrounds, and playdates. With an increase in outdoor activities, comes an increase in injuries. While minor injuries usually do not require an ER visit, they still need treatment to avoid infection or further damage.

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Are You prepared for a medical emergency?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/9/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Compliance, First Aid

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According to the National Safety Council, every 7 seconds, a workplace injury occurs. Is your facility correctly prepared to handle a workplace injury? Do you have a first aid kit? If so, do your employees know where it's located? How can Safetec help you prepare and respond?

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Give your first aid kit check up

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/28/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in First Aid, Safety, Sunscreen

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With summer finally in sight and business starting to reopen, now is the best time to give your first aid kit a checkup. Minor injuries haven't exactly been top of mind amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it's essential to prepare with a properly stocked first aid kit.

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Bloodborne Pathogens: The hidden hazards in non-healthcare settings

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/7/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in OSHA, Workplace Injuries, Standards & Compliance, Compliance, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Worker Safety, Universal Precaution, Healthcare-associated infections, Health, Cleaning, Hepatitis A, Disease, Schools, HIV

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It’s easy enough to determine the potential exposure in a healthcare or laboratory setting. While it’s unlikely that exposure to blood occurs regularly in a non-healthcare setting, there is still a potential for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

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First Aid in Schools

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/12/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in First Aid, Schools

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I’m sure you’ve experienced at some point, a fall in gym class resulting in a cut and a swift visit to the school nurse. Schools see numerous types of accidents on a daily basis. Some accidents are minor, whereas some require immediate medical attention. Having qualified first aid staff, and teaching students the importance of first aid from a young age could help lower the severity of these accidents.

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Keep First Aid In Mind - During Springtime

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/11/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in First Aid

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We all have heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but what else can springtime bring? For those of us that live in the north, we are dying to get out of the house by the time March and April come around. Often, we don’t think twice about the possible injuries that can happen just from walking out your front door.

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Should I use Soap and Water or Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean a Minor Wound?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/3/18 8:45 AM / by Jordan Weinstein posted in First Aid

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No matter the field that someone works in, it is prevalent for people to acquire some cuts or bruises throughout the day. These minor injuries could be just getting a paper cut on your hand or tripping and cutting your leg/foot. Although these are only small wounds that most people don’t pay too much attention to, is essential to clean them properly to prevent any infections from building.

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8 Of The Most Common First Aid Injuries

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/21/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in First Aid

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First aid is required in many ways, shapes and forms. It is always a good idea to have basic first aid skills just in case you need it yourself, or someone needs it around you. Here is a list with the 8 most common injuries requiring first aid and what you can do when an accident like this occurs.

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Summertime First Aid & Skin Care Essentials

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/15/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Safetec Products, First Aid, Skin Care

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All across the US, the warmer weather is beginning to arrive. With the joy that warm weather brings, we would hate to see you get burned.

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Who Should Have ANSI First Aid Kits?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/18/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in ANSI, First Aid

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When a facility lacks first aid supplies, it puts employees at severe risk. First aid is designed to give immediate care to those with a nonfatal injury. 

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