Medical Services & First Aid Regulations

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Health

The notion of medical services and their availability for workers employed in the construction business, as well as first aid regulations applying to the industry may still be a secret to some – even though the subject continues to be an important one in view of the statistical number of annual construction workers’ accidents, which continually remains on the rise.

According to national laws concerning the medical service for employees, the employer is obliged to guarantee the availability of medical personnel for any necessary consultation on issues connected with work and professional duties. In case of sudden severe injuries sustained at the construction site, initial medical attention and help shall be granted at the scene. In case no institution providing professional medical help is accessible in close proximity, it is necessary for the employer to ensure that a person with a certification confirming their undergone training or trainings in first-aid treatment is available at the scene. On top of that, the company should provide either transportation necessary for transferring the injured to hospital, or a communication system which will allow for making emergency calls and requests for an ambulance to be provided. In places where the national emergency number 911 is not available, telephone numbers of local medical and other services should be collected and posted in a place visible for everyone concerned. Additionally, in workplaces where exposure to dangerous chemicals or materials may pose a potential threat to workers’ health, it is compulsory to ensure all equipment and appliances designed for emergency use are always at hand.

Employers are also obliged to guarantee the availability of first-aid kits for immediate use in case an injury following an accident during work at the construction site occurs. Their content should be well-stocked, too. Always in the amount suitable for the number of workers and the size of a construction site, first aid kits should consist of individually packed medical items appropriate for all most common injuries and injuries typical for the specific kind of construction work being performed at the given time. All items have to be put in a weatherproof container and be re-checked weekly in order to replace expanded medication. They have to also be verified before being sent out, to make sure they are complete and ready for use. If the employer has knowledge or predictions of their employees being at risk of future exposure to blood or other bodily fluids and dangerous substances while using first aid kits, they should provide necessary personal protection supplies, such as eg. gloves, masks and glass eye shields.

Author Bio:  Subodh Jain writes for The Platta Law Firm who help you after construction accidents.

Prevent Tooth Decay by Reducing Acidic Food

October 28, 2013 by  
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If you want to prevent your teeth from acid wear, you will need to change your habits, which includes changing your eating habits too. Of course you will need to maintain good oral hygiene but if you already have teeth worn out by acid, there are many things on your platter you will need to cut down. Unfortunately, dentists have started observing increased number of teeth affected by acid wearing. Once your teeth is acid worn, it not only becomes temperature sensitive it also becomes more prone to decay. Here are some ways to prevent your teeth from erosions caused by acids.

The causes

  • Regular and excessive consumption of acid rich beverages such as wine, juices, and other acidic drinks;
  • Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits rich in acid;
  • Irregular eating habits and consumption of less amount of alkaline based food which is effective in neutralizing acids, such as cucumber;
    Eating a lot of snacks and food rich in fatty acids.

The solutions

You don’t necessarily need a dentistry guide to take care of your teeth. Few simple measures will go a long way in teeth protection. Here are some of them.

No more beverages: The carbonated beverages, sodas, wines, soft drinks and preserved fruit juices have excessive amount of acids. Many of these beverages are not only unhealthy for your teeth but are also not good for your overall health. So reducing their intake or cutting them down altogether will have help make your teeth stronger and at the same time make you healthier overall.

Avoid frequent eating: You may enjoy eating frequently all day but it is also putting your teeth at the risk of acid erosion. So you have the following two choices. You can either cut down on the eating, which may also positively affect your bodily health or you can continue with your eating pattern but ensure that you include food items high on alkaline content to ensure that the acidic effect of the food is counteracted. Some of the alkaline food items are cucumber, spinach, nuts, and dairy products.

Brush after a gap: Brushing your teeth after every meal is a good habit. But make sure you leave a gap of 45 minutes to an hour before brushing after the meal. Acidic food softens the enamel and it is more prone to bristle-damage. Therefore let the effects of the acid reduce before you brush your teeth. Also make sure you don’t brush your teeth too hard.

Prevention is better than cure. If you take care of your oral hygiene from the beginning you may not even ever need to cut down on your eating habits, unless you have to for reasons other than dental.

Smoking: Hard To Let Go, Easy To Let In

August 27, 2013 by  
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So you have finally understood why you should have quit smoking long time back and you finally believe in the claims that smoking is indeed injurious to health?  After quitting smoking have you been craving for one and are you finding it difficult to live without?

It is true that smoking causes serious health issues but the addictive nature does make it very difficult to quit.  You may have fruitlessly tried to quit smoking multiple times but finally found yourself puffing.  Once you decide to quit, the mind always nudges you to pick the ‘last one’ and there is never a last one.

The craving for smoke is hard to bear for the long time smokers once they quit.  They are always looking for an alternative so that they can kill the craving but don’t have to smoke in the poison that is the part of cigarette smoking.  If you have really made up your mind and you want something else in place of cigarettes then you can consider buying a vaporizer.

Portable vaporizer is Capable of Replacing Cigarettes

You can pick up a portable vaporizer as it can be easily carried wherever you are going.  Just like your packet of cigarettes you can put the portable vaporizer in your pocket and use it whenever you want to, home or away.

One of the vaporizers that you would like to have a look at is Persei Vaporizer by Delta 9 Vaporizers.

Persei – The Essential oil Vaporizer

Persei portable vaporizer is an evolved version of oil vaporizers.  It does not require any organic herbs.  It simply works on the essential oil.

Why do you think a vaporizer is a better option for you?  For a simple reason that your vaporizer doesn’t cause health hazards.  It does not burn the oil or any other content it uses and does not generate smoke.  Smoke carries with itself a lot of toxins that are clearly harmful to human beings.

Persei is small and weighs less.  You can carry it wherever you want to and use it whenever you want to.

Persei is also the only vaporizer available in the market that uses variable voltage essential oil.  Persei does not use any other organic herb or content. It only uses essential oils.

This is a guest post by Victoria Smith for, a freelance writer who shares her thoughts on various blogs.