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How Often Should You Change Your Dust Mask?

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How Often Should You Change Your Dust Mask?

In this article, we will be talking about how often to replace disposable dust masks. While regular nuisance masks can last for longer, they only offer very little protection. Disposable masks last for a shorter period of time, but they offer much more protection against airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established a limit of mask usage of less than eight hours and exposure of dust levels of less than 200 mg. If these conditions are fulfilled and the person is not working in a bio lab, the mask can...

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Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training

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Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training

Emergency situations are scary, but they are part of life and something bad will eventually happen at one point. Knowing what to do in this case could save the life of a family member or co-worker one day. The American Heart Association states that: CPR can increase the chances of survival 2-3 times Most of the cardiac arrests (more than 85%) take place at home, and unfortunately less than 8% of the people survive. Most victims appear healthy and do not have a history of heart problems. Cardiac arrests are the cause of most deaths worldwide, the same number as...

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What Face Mask Is Best For Wildfire Smoke?

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What Face Mask Is Best For Wildfire Smoke?

Besides the huge damage it can cause, wildfire also pollutes the air through the smoke it produces. Many parts of the United States are experiencing dangerous levels of air quality caused by the smoke of wildfires. So protection is absolutely essential. People are using all sorts of items, from bandanas to full-face gas masks, but which one is best for wildfire smoke? First, let’s take a look at the types of masks available out there: Surgical masks – these are simple pieces of paper or other materials that are worn loosely across the nose and mouth. They do not filter...

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How To Deal With A Workplace Emergency

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How To Deal With A Workplace Emergency

 Workplace emergencies are a normal part of life and regardless of all the precaution measures, they can still happen. That’s why it is important for all employees to know what to do in an emergency situation.  Taking the right steps at the right time can sometimes make the difference between life and death. To make it easier for people to remember what to do, we came up with the acronym STOP, which includes 4 essential steps: Stop what you are doing All working activities should be stopped as soon as there is something wrong. In case the accident was caused...

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Halloween Safety Tips & Tricks

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Halloween Safety Tips & Tricks

Halloween is a really fun holiday for the young ones, but it also poses certain dangers for them. With the Hallows’ Evening just around the corner, let’s take a look at a few tips to stay safe: Be careful with decorative contact lenses – changing the color of your eyes into a spooky one or having a cool pattern may seem like a lot of fun, but it could seriously damage your eyes. Make sure to get an eye check first, and only use a contact lens prescribed by a professional. He/she will also train you on how to properly...

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