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Working with Arthritis: Everything about Arthritis Disabilities at the Workplace


Date: January 9th, 2021

Working with Arthritis: How to Deal With Arthritis in a Workplace

Your job matters to you because that’s how you make a living. But health conditions like arthritis can threaten to limit your potential at work.

Working with arthritis can be difficult; pain in the joints can be disturbing, especially if your job involves a lot of movement. Again, a career involving prolonged hours of sitting can further worsen your arthritis situation.

At home, you have the freedom to do pretty much what you like. But this may not be the case in the office. And while worker rights protect victims from such instances, most of us don’t know what the law says, let alone how to address such situations.

Most employees suffer silently, and the consequence is a further deterioration in health. So how can people living with arthritis manage their condition at work?

Mitigating Heat Stress in the Workplace: Tips for Employers & Employees


Date: December 31st, 2020

Heat Stress in the Workplace & its Effects on Employees

Job-related heat stress is a major contributor to heart-related ailments and deaths worldwide. According to CDC stats, over five million individuals in the USA suffer from work-related heat stress, and thousands of them lose their lives per year.

Heat stress in the workplace doesn’t necessarily imply sunlight related stress; it can arise from hot working environments and other factors like operating in departments with extreme temperatures, heavy tasks, or poor ventilation.

Agencies such as NIOSH and OSHA have laid strict laws that govern workplace heat stress management and develop ways to ensure heat safety.

Over-the-Phone CPR: Can Taking CPR Instructions from a Remote Dispatcher Improve Bystander Performance?


Date: December 25th, 2020

Can Telephone CPR Instructions Help Save More Lives?

For passersby who’ve never attended CPR training, the best you can do if a person collapses near you is call 911.

Word is going around that there’s a way a passerby can save a victim’s life by applying over-the-phone the instructions from a remote dispatcher. But what is the accuracy of telephone CPR instructions (T-CPR)? Is it as helpful in saving lives as proposers say?

Well, its effectiveness is a concern because human lives are at risk, put aside the fact that the bystander might be you, and the victim your loved one.

What Makes a Competent Workplace Safety Manager? Learn the 7 Tiptop Qualities


Date: December 17th, 2020

What Makes a Competent Workplace Safety Manager?
Safety management can be a challenging job if you lack the right qualifications, knowledge, and expertise.

This job requires dedication, and the knack to adhere to stringent standards, and deal with more than uncooperative workers. To succeed, you must meet all requirements by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

A workplace safety manager facilitates the prevention of any possible accidents while promoting safe and healthy surroundings in a working environment. Their work is to develop policies and ensure all workers abide for a conducive, accident-free, and healthy workplace.

To do so, they need to pinpoint all potential threats an organization may face and find ways to remedy them while improving the existing working conditions.

How the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard Ensures Chemical Safety in Workplaces


Date: December 12th, 2020

The Hazard Communication Standard & Chemical Safety in Workplaces.

Clear communication is key for any form of interaction and hazard prevention.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS/HazCom) has helped facilitate effective communication during the handling, transporting, labeling of hazardous materials since 1983.

HCS’s main objective is to offer procedures and rules to help identify hazardous chemicals, their effects on people (both safety and health), and the most appropriate ways to prevent further exposure, infection, or illness.

This standard is set by Occupational Health and Safety Administration, OSHA, the agency that oversees safety and health in all working environments across the US.

What Exactly Is Hazard Communication?

Managers and employees dealing with chemicals encounter several physical and respiratory health dangers every day. Some of these dangers include; irritation, burning, and corrosion.

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard has helped to reduce such instances by laying down rules that producers and shippers must follow to evaluate and mitigate the dangers associated with the chemicals they handle.

How to Select Good Oxygen Cylinders and the Important Features to Consider


Date: December 6th, 2020

How to Choose Good Oxygen Tanks and Cylinders

Oxygen is a fundamental element for many purposes, ranging from physiological, industrial, medical, and aerospace usage. A person can hardly survive four minutes without this important element in their blood.

Good oxygen tanks and cylinders are vital tools for both out and in-patient medical centers. Some cylinders are portable, allowing patients with breathing difficulties to take them at home for supplemental or constant oxygen supply.

Types of oxygen tanks.

Oxygen stored in tanks can be in liquid form, compressed, or in concentrators. Whichever type you want, it’s best to know their primary features, uses, and the most suitable for your needs.

Reviewing the best AEDs in the Market and Analyzing Storage Methods


Date: December 1st, 2020

Picking the Best Automated External Defibrillators for Home, Public & Office.

Today, AEDs are not only handy in public areas, offices, institutions, and airports but also in homes and cars too.

With the constantly advancing technology, this essential medical tool is transforming to an easy-to-use and safe gadget for any would-be lifesaver.

An AED is an equipment designed to quickly remedy sudden cardiac arrest victims by shocking their erratic heart rhythm back to usual state.

Anyone with AED knowledge, even bystanders can utilize this tool in case of sudden cardiac arrest (SDA).

Choking in Babies: Causes, Consequences & Remedies.


Date: November 25th, 2020

Chocking in Babies.

Choking in babies is a common incident in the US. It can be severe and even threaten to rob a baby of his precious life.

Research shows that at least a baby dies every five days from choking, and most of these deaths are brought about by foods, sweets, and metals such as coins.

Infants are vulnerable to choking because they have a small airway, which cannot act as effective as that of an older person. 

The 5 Minute Guide to Cardiovascular Ailments, Causes, and Remedies


Date: November 3rd, 2020

Understanding Cardiovascular Ailments

Cardiovascular ailments are among the many kinds of heart illness that lead to the narrowing or blocking blood vessels, causing chest aches, stroke, or heart attacks. 

Other heart disorders can affect other areas like the valves, heart’s rhythm, or heart muscles.

In simple terms, heart illnesses include an array of complications that affects a human heart. These complications can be because of coronary artery illnesses, arrhythmias, or sometimes a few heart defects are inborn.

Studies show that cardiovascular ailments are among the most notorious cause of death in the US. Because these diseases are a threat, you want to learn more about them and how to stay safe. It is crucial to know how your heart functions to take proper care of it.

Excel at Passerby CPR: Master the Art of Bystander CPR


Date: September 15th, 2020

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among Passersby. .

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When you notice that an individual is not breathing, CPR steps (chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths) could come in handy in restoring blood circulation and oxygen in the victim’s body.

If an AED is available, it could be used to restart a heart with an abnormal rhythm.

You must check the airway to confirm breathing before administering CPR to adults. If he/she is breathing, call for help before proceeding with resuscitation.

CPR training saves lives often, especially in places where medics would take a bit longer to come to a victim’s rescue.

While training classes are an excellent way people learn cardiac arrests and carry out CPR, an unskilled person can also be valuable in the survival of the victim.

When a rescuer forgets the chest compression ratio to rescue breaths, one can only carry out compressions, also referred to as hands-only Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

This technique can help circulation blood and oxygen in the victim’s body until someone uses an AED to restart the heart or until the arrival of the medical response team.