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Resolve to Have a Safe 2017

Resolve to Have a Safe 2017

Diet fads and gym memberships come and go, but a resolution for a safer 2017 for you, your family, and your workplace can yield big returns for the whole year.

Here are just a few best practices and resources to get you started.

LEARN TO USE UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

When caring for someone, a provider can be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious body fluids. Reducing exposure lowers the chance of infection. “Universal Precautions” is an approach that recommends handling all blood and other body substances as if they are infectious.

Disposable gloves are the most commonly used barrier. Make sure there is always a fresh supply of gloves in your first aid kit. Inspect gloves for damage or tears when putting them on. If damaged, replace them immediately.

Natural rubber latex allergy is a serious medical problem. Anyone who uses latex gloves frequently is at risk for developing it. Latex glove users can develop allergic reactions such as skin rashes; hives; nasal, eye, or sinus symptoms; asthma; and possibly shock. Simple measures such as the use of non-powdered latex gloves or non-latex alternatives can stop the development of latex allergy and new cases of sensitization.

If a person requires rescue breaths, use a shield or CPR mask with a one-way valve to minimize direct mouth-to-mouth contact. A face shield can prevent mouth, nose, and eye exposure when there is a possibility of splashing or spraying.

Ready to take that emergency care training class? You can find an ASHI or MEDIC First Aid Training Center here.

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH AN EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PLAN

The emergency experts at ready.gov offer a number of downloadable communication plans to help you get your family members the information they need to stay safe and stay together during an emergency.

Along with the plan templates, they suggest taking the following easy actions:

You can download your plan template here.

RENEW YOUR OWN COMMITMENT TO SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

For most of us, our exposure to safety training and topics comes through our workplace. But that training only works when we apply it in our daily tasks. This month, take a moment to revisit the tools and resources available to keep yourself safe when on the clock throughout the year.

Make 2017 the safest year yet!

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