Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Important Preparedness Dates for your September Calendar

    CERT-30The further away we get from major tragedies like 9/11, Katrina, Sandy, and Joplin - the more complacent we get. Don't fall vicitm to a false sense of security. National Preparedness Month begins tomorrow, and it is essential that we each prepare for disaster, this includes stocking essential survival gear, making a plan, and communicating that plan to others.

    This year also marks the 30th anniversary of CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams know how critical communication is and understand the deeper meaning of this year's NPM theme “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”fema-npm-2016-logo-disaster-survival

    Don't let National Preparedness Month slip by without making your own efforts, to prepare, plan and share - at home, at work, at school. Here are some helpful dates to consider:

    Dates for Your Calendar

    CERT Gear & Supplies CERT Gear & Supplies

    Learn more about CERT: History of the CERT ProgramFEMA 101: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

  • September 11 - #Prep2Serve

    Join the September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance
    One way to show your support for National Preparedness Month is through volunteering. Volunteers can play an important role in their communities by helping first responders after a disaster. Join thousands of Americans participating in the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 attacks. The National Day of Service is also dedicated to survivors and those who served their communities following the attacks. Find volunteer opportunities in your area today!
    Also, @Citizen_Corps will host a Twitter chat on Friday, September 9 at 1 PM ET discussing the importance of volunteering and ways you can support your community. Join the conversation using #Prep2Serve.


    Remembering 9/11 during National Preparedness Month

    Terrorism: Is it a Disaster Preparedness Topic

  • Home

    Macaulay CulkinOn this day in 1980 in New York City, one of the most successful child actors of all time was born. The baby boy born to parents Patricia Brentrup and Christopher Culkin would go on to play the kid no house burglars wanted to run into. Macaulay Culkin, best known for his role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, started appearing on stage by the age of four. He followed up Home Alone with My Girl and The Good Son. Next came a series of disappointing box-office results, which caused Culkin to take a break from acting even though he was the highest-paid child actor in the business at the time. He returned to acting with his 2003 appearance in Party Monster. More recently, in 2014, Culkin played in a comedy rock band that rewrote all of Velvet Underground's songs as odes to pizza. Also that year, Culkin and Ryan Gosling caused an internet storm when they engaged in a game of t-shirt inception.

    Kids-First-Aid-KitsOne can never be too prepared in regard to the safety of children. Our First Aid Kits and Supplies for Kids are fun for the children while still including all of the necessities to treat common injuries and wounds. Our novelty bandages, animal cold packs, and themed kits are always a hit, while our Child ID & Records Kit is ideal for the diaper bag, providing important documentation such as a physical records card.

  • Ethnocentrism

    While politics consume media attention, and ethnocentrism makes many shout about US monies spent abroad, consider how much we learn for safety at home from efforts outside our borders.

    Without the work we've done in other countries, we wouldn't have been prepared to deal with scary diseases like Ebola and Zika when they hit our borders. Heck, we might not have seen them coming at all if it weren't for the agencies involved in tracking and fighting disease on a global basis.

    On The Scene: A Commitment to Emergency Response... The CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection is driven a commitment to people, science, response, and systems. Of these, the most important is people. Read personal stories from responders working in extraordinary circumstances in the Center's for Disease Control & Prevention publication Updates from the Field. From setting up surveillance systems in refugee camps, to developing mass immunization campaigns, to improving care for mothers and babies, to evaluating mental health in post-conflict settings, they are on the scene.

  • Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too.

    Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job.

    Heat Safety Tool

    By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

    When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it - right on your mobile phone.

    heat_appThe App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

    Working in full sunlight can increase heat index values by 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep this in mind and plan additional precautions for working in these conditions.

    The OSHA Heat Tool is available in Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. To access the Spanish version on the iPhone, set the phone language setting to Spanish before downloading the app.

    Stay informed and safe in the heat, check your risk level.

    For more information about safety while working in the heat, see OSHA's heat illness webpage, including new online guidance about using the heat index to protect workers.

    ?    Heat & the Elderly
    ?    HEAT
    ?    Death by Heat
    ?    Extreme Heat and Your Health
    ?    Beat the Heat
    ?    Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke
    ?    Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ??
    ?    Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke

  • Surf Testing

    We quality test products before offering them for sale - we do this many ways, but one fun way is our Surf Team... while our surfers have changed over the years, our amateur surf team has been led by Chad Balash for the past 13 years - here's a shot of Chad testing to make sure a new line of bandages stay adhered after punishment of pounding salt water:


    Related: How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip CurrentStay safe this SummerNine Dangers at the Beach – Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning | Tsunamis | Sharks | Jellyfish | Heat and Sunburn | Harmful Algal Blooms | Water Quality

    Proper bandaging and coverage of wounds is vital in the healing process of cuts, burns, abrasions, and other injuries. We carry all of the bandages and dressings you may need to care for common wounds.

  • Woodstock

    Rock and roll history was made on this day in 1969 when the Woodstock festival opened. More than 400,000 music lovers arrived to the small hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel,
    N.Y., to hear the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and other rock and roll icons. Many people mistakenly believe that Woodstock actually took place in Woodstock, N.Y. While the festival was held to raise money to build a recording studio in Woodstock, the town denied permission to have the festival held there. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur saved the festival when he gave organizers permission to use his 600 acres of farmland in White Lake, 50 miles from the town of Woodstock, to hold the festival.Woodstock

  • 13 Languages all say "Prepare"

    ready-buttonDid you know that is translated into 12 languages beyond the core English site?

    It is.

    The purpose of these webpages is to help people with limited English proficiency levels to receive important life-sustaining and life-saving information when disasters strike.

    This is great news to consider as we approach National Preparedness Month... now you can prepare and share with everyone at your work or in your community!

    See in:

  • Wrestling

    hulk-hoganHappy birthday to the man, the myth, the legend that is Hulk Hogan. Hogan single-handedly tried to keep the spandex and feather boa industries in business throughout the 1980s and 1990s as he dressed almost exclusively in outlandish red and yellow outfits. Hogan parlayed his wrestling success with the World Wrestling Federation into an acting career, starring in Thunder in Paradise. He even released his own music CD, Hulk Rules, which featured songs "I Want To Be A Hulkamaniac" and "Hulkster in Heaven."

    Need  a Wrestling First Aid Kit?


    Sports-Medicine-FIrst-AidSports are fun, whether you're playing, coaching, or watching. But sports can easily cause injury - not so fun. Often these injuries are minor, like cuts and bruises, but more severe wounds can happen, like fractures or sprains. Our wide variety of sports kits offer options to fit the differing needs of various sports and are perfect for youth teams and tournaments!

  • Watch your step!

    We often talk about the dangers of slips, trips and falls at home and at work. There's a lighter side to slips, though, too - often sharing something funny is a way to draw attention to the more serious.

    Tripping in public can be incredibly embarrassing, but if you're Paige Ginn, you find ways to make embarrassing moments funny. Ginn records videos of herself falling in public to see the reactions of strangers: Do they help? Do they laugh? Or do they pretend to see nothing at all?
    It's been a hilarious human experiment that also makes you question what you would do in those situations. Let's hope you don't react like some of these people:


    Read more:

    ?   Slippery When Wet
    ?   Seniors and Falls
    ?   When was the last time you evaluated your slips, trips and falls safety training?


    slips-trips-falls-tileWe all slip, trip, and fall - It's what you do afterward that matters. Our booklets, CD-ROMS, DVD programs, and compliance kits will provide you and your employees with all the information you need regarding slips, trips, and falls. Following OSHA standards, you can rest assured that you are compliant within your industry. There is even a game available to keep training fun and innovative and a poster to serve as a daily reference.

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