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What is the Emergency Bandage?

The emergency bandage, a.k.a the Israeli bandage, is a multi-purpose bandage that is used to treat heavy and potentially life threatening bleeding. Originally developed in the Israeli military, this bandage has grown in popularity world wide due to its versatility and...

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is peak season for asthma and allergies, which is why May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Started in 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) aims to raise awareness and educate people about these ailments and diseases. For...

First Aid and CPR Recertification

I am often asked for clarification on the rules about how long a first aid and CPR certification is valid for.  You would think this would be an easy question to answer but that is far from the case.  There is really no clear-cut answer out there so I have come up...

Occupational Health & Safety: The Basics

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA) is arguably one of the most important pieces of legislation affecting businesses in Ontario and Canada.  Compliance with OHSA reduces your organizations risk while protecting your people from occupational injuries and...

Eye Care & the Workplace

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, which focuses on keeping your eyes safe on the job. When we think of eye safety, what usually comes to mind is protecting our eyes from hazards that construction workers, trades and mechanics may face. Projectiles such as dust,...

What if you had a heart attack at work

Have you ever wondered what happens when you call 9-1-1 for help?  How long does it take for emergency services to respond? Imagine you are at work when suddenly you grab your as you are stricken with crushing chest pain.  Your skin turns an ominous greyish greenish...

Our New Year’s Goals

As we enter our second year of business we reflect on the past year and plan for the coming year.  It is truly awesome to think about all that we have accomplished in our first year of business and we are excited to tackle the future. In 2016 canaPHEM incorporated and...

Princess Leia no Match to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

On December 23, the Resistance lost to Sudden Cardiac Arrest and mourns the loss of hero. Despite the strength of the Force ultimately it was no match and Princess Leia passed on December 27. Every year around 40,000 Canadians will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, 70%...