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The Need for Mobile Medical Treatment Centers in BC

Health and safety hazards lurk everywhere and especially at workplaces! Globally however, it has become an important business goal for companies across the world to mitigate these workplace hazards effectively and to provide a safe haven for workers and employers to work in. Canada is particularly known for its varied topography, that includes a multitude […]

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How Mobile First Aid Services can Address Mining Related Injuries?

Mining is basically an extraction of valuable minerals and other geological minerals from the earth or of non-renewable resources like natural gas, petroleum and also water. When it comes to mining, it is believed that methane and coal dust explosions have caused some of the biggest mining disasters in world history and these incidents frequently […]

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How Emergency Treatment Units provide First Aid Services?

With an ever growing population, health infrastructure in our cities and towns is crumbling amidst the growing demand for medical care and facilities. Today we face an urgent need for hospital-based trauma and emergency care units, lifesaving care, care for uninsured patients and public health surveillance and disaster management systems to cater to this this […]

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What are the Benefits of a Mobile Treatment Center?

Emerging from the shell of shrill tokenism, worksite or workplace safety has slowly emerged to become more than a buzzword these days! With stricter government regulations that ensure safety of workers or employees, it seems like more and more companies globally are seeing the wisdom of having a small medical treatment center situated in the […]

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Worksite Hazard Rating & First Aid Assessments

How to establish the first aid support required on your worksite, based on WorkSafe BC classifications and Occupational Health and Safety site requirements. In order to determine the level of first aid service needed for each worksite, WorkSafeBC requires sites across the province to complete a first aid assessment worksheet. WorkSafe BC has three hazard […]

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Inside a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)

A look inside our mobile medical units, including the supplies and equipment each unit is outfitted with. What is a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)?  At Kel-Dam, we specialize in first aid services for remote and high-risk worksites. In these unique circumstances, we help employers provide their workforce with access to reliable medical care in case […]

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How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies on Construction Sites

An overview of the steps employers can take to prepare for a medical emergency, including worksite planning of emergencies, having proper medical care available, and staying up to date with provincial injury reports. Introduction A medical emergency can happen in the blink of an eye. Emergencies are usually unexpected and require urgent decision making. Because […]

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Introduction of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCAA) Virtual Hotline

A feedback tool designed to open communication and increase safety standards during the pandemic. On May 29th the British Columbia Construction Association (BCAA) released a statement entitled Construction Sector United in Fight Against COVID-19, detailing a recovery plan for BC’s construction industry. Included within are tools and resources designed to support organizations as they adapt […]

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The Difference Between Occupational First Aid (OFA) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)

Know the differences between OFAs and EMRs to ensure your site is outfitted with proper emergency care. All worksites are unique and possess their own unique set of challenges and risks. Because of this, it is important to know the different training criteria for each level of first aid responder so that you can choose […]

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General Information on Mobile Treatment Services

The details and descriptions for mobile treatment services, including mobile medical units (MMU), mobile treatment centers (MTC), and emergency transport vehicles (ETV).  Safety on Construction Sites According to WorkSafe BC (2018), the general construction industry has the highest percentage of injury claims across British Columbia. With an average of 155,753 injuries reported each year, this […]