Yes, my new job has opened my eyes to a whole new world of facility/employee safety and infection control. (Like my friend Susan, I now notice where fire extinguishers are located, when they were last inspected/maintained, if their locations are properly labeled… and so on). I totally empathized with her blog post about a recent fire drill during a class, “I have to say the emergency coordinator of the universe in me was very pleased, even as I shivered, that many people exited safely, pointing self-righteous fingers at those few clustered in the lobby saying ‘It’s not an ALL CLEAR YET!'” I said in my head, “YES! YES! Good for them!”
Anyway, when I need a break in the action, I browse through the many catalogs I get and look at all the really cool stuff in them, like safety vests, and eye wash stations, and special chemical-resistant gloves, and tools, and knives, and anti-slip floor tiles. Oh, yes. The dyke in me loves those catalogs. For example, I bought these for the warehouse and delivery guys as a thank-you for all their hard work for accreditation:
And yes, in case you were wondering, I got one for me, too.
I was just flipping through a “First Aid and Safety” catalog, and came across the kind of stuff I LOVE:
“Absorbs up to 10 times its own weight in vomit, urine or other body fluids; transforms liquid into odorless, semi-solid mass.”
It’s like putting kitty litter on an oil or gas puddle, but BETTER because it works on VOMIT, URINE, or OTHER BODY FLUIDS. That’s just awesome.
And I love the “10 times its own weight” bit. Beautiful.
Too bad we don’t need it.