Articles Tagged with ''emergency''

Make sure your workers can quickly handle a cardiac crisis

December 5, 2013
According to OSHA, jobs with shift work, high stress, and exposure to certain chemicals and electrical hazards increase the risks of heart disease and cardiac arrest.


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Speakman Company introduces a revolutionary product for laboratory safety

SEF-1850 saves eyes, counter space
March 19, 2013

In the event of a chemical eye burn, panic ensues. Our senses are rendered and instinct naturally takes over. Our reflexes instantly rush us to the nearest location our minds are programmed to believe offer relief…the sink, safety showers, eyewash stations, etc…


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AEDs not in most likely sites of cardiac arrest

Getting bystanders to use them also a hurdle
March 5, 2013

The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this “significant public health problem,” according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public Access Defibrillator Placement”).


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Emergency shower booths for decontamination

ANSI and OSHA compliant
February 19, 2013

HEMCO Emergency Showers are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply and waste systems. This unit is equipped with a pull rod activated shower and push handle eye/face wash for quick rinsing of eyes, face and body. 


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Hazmat emergency? There’s an app for that

February 14, 2013

With nearly one million hazmat shipments a day across the United States, being prepared for accidents is crucial. “The safety record for these shipments is good, but unfortunately, accidents occasionally happen,” according to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).


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CDC reports 60 percent increase in emergency room visits for mild traumatic brain injury suffered by the young

February 5, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center:

Appropriate diagnosis and management of children and teens with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussion, can help safeguard the health of young Americans.


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SEI certifies products to new NFPA criteria for Liquid-Splash Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies

February 4, 2013

The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) has issued the first certifications to products for NFPA 1992, Standard on Liquid-Splash Protective Ensembles and Clothing for Hazardous Materials Emergencies, 2012 Edition.


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Before a big spill: Are all your resources ready?

January 31, 2013

Employees have been evacuated from the spill area. The onsite response team is suiting up and reviewing their plan to contain the spill and keep it from reaching a nearby creek. Now is not the time to start frantically paging through a dust-covered spill response plan — or worse, an outdated phone book — to try to find a store in the area that might have a piece of equipment that the responders will need.


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ASTM releases Standards for Accident and Disaster Control

January 14, 2013

A new compilation, ASTM Standards for Accident and Disaster Control, is now available on CD-ROM from ASTM International. The compilation includes 185 of the latest ASTM standards for accident and emergency management from ASTM Committees E54 on Homeland Security; F12 on Security Systems; F32 on Search and Rescue; and F30 on Emergency Medical Services.


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Oil, gas “Rig Check” inspection forms available

December 21, 2012

NIOSH has released “Rig Check,” a collection of 35 inspection forms designed to be used by rig workers during the inspection of tools and equipment on oil and gas rigs. The monthly inspection forms cover emergency response, electrical safety, fall protection, stairways and walkways, lines and slings, tools, hoses, chemical hazards, ladders and platforms, and other equipment used on oil and gas rigs.


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