Accidents happen. And when accidents happen, blood is often involved. Did you know that human blood is one of the most potentially hazardous substances to clean up? This is because blood can expose you to MRSA, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and other transmittable diseases. With so much at stake, it’s crucial that you understand…

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blood-exposure-plan

Do you have a Blood Exposure Control Plan? Depending on your field and the likelihood of your employees being exposed to blood and other dangerous fluids, you may be required by OSHA – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – to develop a plan and keep it current. An exposure control plan protects your employees…

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dangers of blood

Many people have an instinctive fear of blood. It turns out that there are many reasons to be apprehensive of blood, but if we are armed with the correct information, it is relatively simple to protect ourselves and those we love from harm. However, if precautions are not taken, especially in higher risk situations, diseases…

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ATP Meter swab

An expensive terminal disinfecting device or the strictest hand hygiene program is no match for poor cleaning practices. Vigorous washing along with the right products and tools are essential to ensure that areas remain truly clean and as pathogen-free as possible. But how can you be sure that an area is truly safe from pathogens?…

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The suicide of a loved one has devastating effects on those that remain to mourn and who must carry on. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the USA. In 2018, there were an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths by suicide. If…

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Suicide prevention hotline

Chances are, you will be affected by suicide at some point in your life. A friend or family member may contemplate or even attempt suicide. It’s important to know the facts about suicide, recognize risk factors, and utilize the many suicide prevention resources that are available. Suicide Statistics USA Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+…

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delayed discovery death scene

Unfortunately, delayed discovery death scenes, also called unattended deaths, are more common than most people realize. The deceased does not have to be a loner. They can be a well-loved member of a family. Imagine a situation where you call to check on an elderly aunt who lives alone in another state. You have a…

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mass shooting death

Mass shootings have become a sad reality in America. When there are multiple victims of gun violence in one incident, it is called a mass shooting. There is no universally accepted definition of a mass shooting. Still, it is generally agreed that a mass shooting has occurred whenever four or more people are shot —…

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Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year, the week took place on April 19 – 25th. We have been very busy providing services to protect our community from COVID-19, but we did not want this…

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