Refresh Your Skin With Dermaplaning


Dermaplaning is still relatively new to the world of skin treatments, but it's quickly becoming a go-to treatment for cosmetic skincare. Essentially shaving on steroids, dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that can remove dead skin cells and leave the skin glowing – so is it right for you? At OC Safety, we're proud to offer a number of aesthetic safety training courses including the ins and outs of dermaplaning, so we wanted to shed some light on this popular new skin treatment.

Dermaplaning: What You Need to Know

So what exactly is dermaplaning? In essence, it's a shaving treatment – the difference is that instead of a conventional razor blade, dermaplaning involves a surgical-grade scalpel. This means the blade not only eliminates any hair or peach fuzz, but also scrapes off the top layer of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells from the treated skin, leaving the skin smooth and shiny and exposing the fresh, healthy skin underneath.

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What Is Pediatric First Aid?


At OC Safety, we're proud to make the world a safer place by offering effective, easy-to-understand safety training and certification classes to organizations and individuals throughout the Orange County, CA area. We offer a wide range of safety training ranging from foundational skills like CPR & First Aid to specialized certification courses like our HIPAA Compliance Training Certification. But one of our most important safety training courses is also one that gets often overlooked: Pediatric First Aid.

What to Expect From Our Pediatric First Aid Training

Most people understand the importance of getting trained in CPR & First Aid. But while this class is a great place to get started with safety training, the skills needed to provide CPR & first aid to children are different from those for adults – and that's why our Pediatric First Aid class is so important for anyone who regularly supervises children.

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Aesthetician’s Microneedling Training



The Healing Power of Microneedling

For those looking for a minimally invasive way to reduce visible scarring, improve hair growth, or increase the amount of collagen in the skin, microneedling is the solution. Microneedling has long been one of the most effective treatment modalities available to induce collagen production and stimulate overall dermal rejuvenation. When combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and medical grade chemical peels, you will experience drastic and long-lasting results.

Microneedling and peel combination therapies deliver excellent improvement in texture, tone, tightness and pigmentation. With these two practices in combination, you are sure to see incredible improvements in your skin and overall confidence!

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Keeping Safe During The Holidays

At OC Safety, we want to give you the skills to be safe and keep others safe throughout the year. This is especially applicable during the holidays when you are gathered with larger groups of friends and family, have inclement weather, and adhere to different work or personal schedules due to holiday activities. Our safety specialists want to ensure that you are equipped with the necessary tools and skills to make any situation safe, whether that is refreshing yourself with one of our CPR or first aid training classes or taking a safe and relaxing holiday with family. Please contact our safety team for information about our upcoming classes or to ask any questions about keeping safe during the holidays.

Dress Appropriately

This holiday season, you may be staying at home or going to a new destination for a vacation. OC Safety always wants you and your family to dress appropriately for your surroundings. For example, if you are going to a ski-snow destination, please dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold, ensuring that all of your skin is covered and you are not leaving any skin exposed to frostbite. Similarly, if you are headed to a beach destination, remember to wear protective clothing for the sun and sunscreen. During the winter months, your skin is more sensitive to the sun and can burn easier, keep this in mind while at the beach.

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First Aid & CPR Training for Companies


At OC Safety, our mission is to make the world a better place by providing life-saving safety training to citizens, employees, and organizations. We're proud to offer a comprehensive selection of safety training courses ranging from beginner skills like First Aid & CPR to advanced safety classes like Blood Borne Pathogens Certification and Basic Life Support courses, and our trainers are experienced safety professionals who use these skills on a regular basis, ensuring quality safety training no matter what the situation. While we regularly welcome everyday individuals into our safety classes, we also offer on-site training for organizations that need it – including the crucial skills of First Aid & CPR for companies of any size.

On-Site CPR & First Aid Classes for Businesses

In the workplace, accidents are never too far away, and no matter what your business or the size of your company, having employees trained on crucial safety procedures can be the difference between a happy ending and disaster. Effective safety training is especially critical for companies where employees are responsible for overseeing other people or in more dangerous working environments, but CPR & First Aid skills can come in handy no matter what your employees do.

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What Is The Difference Between BLS & CPR?



At OC Safety, we are always getting questions about the difference between Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). We offer both BLS certification and CPR certification classes, and that’s why we want to clear up the confusion. Our OC Safety team wants to ensure that you fully understand the details of each training certification and who should take either course. Continue reading to learn more about BLS certification and CPR certification. 

What Is CPR?

CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation or the act of compressing an individual’s chest in order to circulate blood from the heart to the brain and back to the heart again. CPR is done to oxygenate the brain. CPR is administered when an individual is experiencing cardiac arrest, and their heart has stopped circulating blood. CPR is necessary or recommended for the following positions and jobs:

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What Is Aesthetic Training?

Aesthetic training is supplemental training offered by OC Safety that certifies people who have trained backgrounds in medicine or spa treatments such as physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, or licensed estheticians. This supplemental training offers increased knowledge in cosmetic treatments by providing additional insight and intelligence in specific areas and coupling it with direct and applied practice.

Types Of Treatments

The curriculum that we offer was designed by a nurse practitioner we have on staff that has over 20 years’ experience in this area under her belt. With her knowledge and expertise, classes were created to improve the professionalism, experience, and the execution of the following types of wellness and cosmetic treatments:

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Offsite Training Courses

On-Site Training Courses

At OC Safety, our mission is to make the world a safer place by teaching people the skills they need to take action during an emergency. We're proud to make our First Aid & CPR Certification courses and other safety certification classes open for anyone to sign up for, but in addition to individual classes, we also regularly perform on-site training courses to businesses and organizations throughout the Orange County area. Whether your employees require safety training due to regulations or you simply want to make your company a safer place, our on-site safety training courses are the perfect way to give your team the skills they need.

On-Site Safety Training for Orange County Organizations

When disaster strikes, it usually strikes without warning – and often, the difference between a happy ending and the unthinkable is the training and preparedness of the people involved. At OC Safety, we provide best-in-class safety training courses on a wide range of topics to give people the skills to respond in case of emergency, and with our on-site safety training classes, we can help your organization learn to respond to any situation.

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Summer Safety Tips For Kids

At OC Safety, our mission is to make the world a safer place for everyone. We're proud to help further that goal by providing comprehensive safety training & certification courses to individuals and organizations throughout the greater Orange County, CA area, but in addition to our safety classes, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for every aspect of safety. Safety is doubly important when it comes to kids, and with summer just around the corner, it's important that parents and kids alike know how to handle some of the most common emergency situations that can arise. To help keep you and your children safe this summer, read on for a few simple summer safety tips custom-made for kids.

How to Handle Minor Emergencies for Kids

Summer is a time of play, fun, and exploration for kids everywhere. But inevitably, there will be some bruises and battle scars in the midst of the activity. Knowing how to handle a situation before it arises is critical to getting the best outcome, so to help make your summer a little safer, follow these helpful kid-focused safety tips:

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CPR vs. BLS | OC Safety | CPR Certification Orange County

CPR, First Aid, and BLS: Are They All The Same?

OC Safety is proud to provide comprehensive safety training classes to the residents of Orange County, CA. Our mission is to promote personal and public health by equipping individuals, from parents and teachers to healthcare professions, with the skills to protect lives. ln all of our premier safety training courses, you will be taught how to recognize and respond to various emergency situations.

The aim of CPR/AED Certification, BLS certification, and First Aid training classes is simple: to prepare you to save lives. But what are the differences between these three life-saving methods? Continue reading below to learn more, and register to receive your CPR & First Aid Certification or BLS Certification today!

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What Frostbite Is & How to Treat It

Knowing how the body reacts in extreme temperatures essential to keep yourself and others safe when if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation. When it comes to extremely cold temperatures, one if the immediate dangers that people face is frostbite, which can cause even more damage to the body if not treated properly. Today, the first aid and safety experts here at OC Safety will be breaking down what frostbite is, they symptoms to look out for, and how to treat it effectively and efficiently.

Understanding Frostbite

Frostbite is a condition when the skin and the tissue underneath freezes, and often happens in temperatures that are below freezing. The most common areas of the body that become afflicted by frostbite are any skin that is exposed, such as the nose, cheeks, ears, and chin. Those with poor circulations to certain extremities like their toes and fingers also have a higher risk of getting frostbite in those areas. When the skin and the tissue freezes, the body reacts by constricting blood vessels in the frozen areas in an effort to keep your overall core temperature stable and prevent the onset of hypothermia.  The most common causes of frostbite are exposure the extremely cold weather, or direct skin contact with ice or other materials that are at a temperature below freezing.

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Common Myths and Misconceptions About CPR

Common Myths and Misconceptions About CPR

As your providers of CPR training, ACLS certification, and BLS certification in Corona, we at OC Safety want to give you the training needed to save a life if someone’s in danger. Through our CPR training courses, you’ll have the capability of helping someone who’s suffered from cardiac arrest. While we’re proud to provide proper training and information, there are unfortunately some myths and misconceptions about CPR lingering around that may have altered the views of people who are interested in CPR training. There’s certainly an absolute sea of misconceptions about CPR, but there are five specific ones that stick out in our minds.

You Can Be Sued If You Perform Bystander CPR

This one is by far the most common myth we hear about! Thankfully, if you provide emergency medical assistance to someone with First Aid or CPR, Good Samaritan laws will protect you, just as long as you’ve acted reasonably and prudently. However, if you were negligent in providing care, were reckless, or abandoned the victim after providing your initial care, the Good Samaritan law may not apply.

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What Do I Do?: Someone’s Blood Got On Me

Blood is something that most people don’t think about on a regular basis, since it’s busy flowing throughout our bodies, out of sight and out of mind. We’re also not strangers to our own blood, from a simple paper cut to a bloody nose, we may get a bit squeamish but it’s nothing too out of the ordinary. However, what most people aren’t prepared for is what to do with another person’s blood, especially if it gets on you in some way. 

You may come in contact with another person’s blood due to a number of reasons, such as playing sports and coming into contact with someone who has a cut or performing first aid on someone in need. At OC Safety, preparing people for emergency situations is what we do, so we’ll be looking at what the risks and necessary steps are for when you come in contact with someone else's blood. 

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Reasons You Need BLS Training

Here at OC Safety, it’s our goal to provide everyone in and around Orange County, CA with the BLS certification and first aid certification needed to help out in emergency situations. We’re proud to provide our BLS training to everyone, from doctors and paramedics to those in the general public. If you’re thinking about getting BLS certification and learning about these training techniques, we’ll be glad to give you a few reasons why it’s a great idea to do so.

The Basics of BLS Training

BLS (Basic Life Support) training is the most basic type of certification for helping to revive those who happen to be incapacitated. Getting certified in BLS is a relatively quick training period where you’ll learn about how to revive, resuscitate, or simply sustain someone who’s experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, or any similar condition where the breathing or heart rate has been compromised.

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What If I Hear the Ribs Break While Performing CPR?

At OC Safety, it’s our job to provide everyone in and around Orange County, CA with the CPR certification needed to treat patients in emergency situations. CPR is a lifesaving, but intense procedure that requires chest compressions to resuscitate a patient. When performing chest compressions, it’s suggested that each compression be about two inches (five centimeters) deep. Now, if you stop to think about it, you’ll probably realize that pushing two inches deep into a person’s chest seems extreme and way beyond what a person would be used to. And it is. Pushing that deep may even lead to a scary situation where you hear a patient’s rib break.

What Should I Do If There’s a Rib Break?

Keep going. It’s as simple as that, no matter how unsettling it may be. Sure, broken ribs hurt…a lot…and your patient will likely feel that pain when he or she gets up. However, everyone would agree that the preferred option is to have a broken rib and still be alive. Patients understand what’s at stake when CPR has to be performed and there’s almost zero cases of them significantly complaining about what had to be done. It may be worrisome to feel a rib break, but this is actually completely normal. It’s estimated that about 30 percent of patients will end up with a fractured or broken rib after proper CPR is performed.

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First Aid For Dehydration

Thank you for visiting our blog! Here at OC Safety, it is our goal to help each of our students build up their confidence assisting in first aid care and medical emergencies at their own pace so they can be 100% sure they can help people appropriately. Our CPR and First Aid Training Center was established in 2009 by a local firefighter and paramedic who both dealt with life-threatening emergencies of their own. Together they decided that they wanted to establish a company that provides education and training not only to medical personnel like themselves, but to any men, women or children who are interested in learning how to make a difference in the community. In the classes that we offer, you can learn anything from CPR, to assisting in medical emergencies such as heart attack, stroke & cardiac arrest.

Detecting Dehydration

Dehydration is a potentially serious condition experienced when someone loses more fluid than they take in. Young children and older people are the most likely to get dehydrated, so it is especially important for them to drink plenty of water.

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How CPR Training Can Benefit New Parents

It is common for new parents to be both very excited and nervous when welcoming a new baby into their lives. Many new parents feel afraid that they don’t know everything they should regarding taking care of their babies. If you are a new parent who is concerned that you lack the knowledge and skills you need to tend to all your baby’s needs, you’re certainly not alone as most first-time moms and dads can relate to how you feel. Just remember, that as time moves on you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to provide your baby with the tender loving care he or she needs.

One skill that every new parent should have is the ability to effectively provide CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as it is literally a life-saving skill. CPR can restore breathing and circulation until emergency personnel arrive. Below are some of the situations that can arise with your young child that could result in him or her needing CPR in order to survive until medical help arrives:

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The Similarities Between Human and Pet CPR

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OC Safety strives to provide the best in CPR training for those located in or around Orange County, CA. While it goes without saying how important of a role CPR plays in our lives and the lives of our loved ones, what usually goes unsaid is that some of our loved ones are actually our furry little friends. Whether your animal of choice is a dog or a cat, we usually take their companionship and cuddliness for granted, but what happens when our poor furbabies find themselves struggling for air?

Pets dedicate their lives toward loving and helping us humans in any way they can. They express their love and share their cuteness with us through the endless amount of cuddling after we’ve had a hard day, listening to all our troubles, keeping us company while we’re lonely, or even posing for instagram-worthy photo and video. 

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What Are OSHA's First Aid Training Requirements?

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The team at OC Safety routinely provides companies of all sizes and types with on-site first aid training that is OSHA-compliant in and around Orange County and Santa Ana. If you're an employer who is considering providing your employees with on-site first aid training, you should be aware of OSHA's first aid training requirements so you can decide if you need to invest in this training or just instruct your workers to call 911 and wait for assistance to arrive. OC Safety offers on-site training for various industries including construction, aerospace, landscaping and agriculture. We also provide on-site training for the city of Santa Ana.

Here are some of the OSHA's main requirements regarding companies providing first aid training. 

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Time to Recertify For ACLS, CPR or BLS?

If the time has come for you or your group to recertify for ACLS, CPR, BLS or AED it's important to get the training you need from licensed and certified instructors. OC Safety offers re-certification courses to anyone who needs to renew their certificates in a very convenient and efficient manner. We are proud to offer American Heart Association-approved courses in BLS for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver CPR, AED & First Aid and ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers. 

The team at OC Safety understands that people needing to renew their ACLS, BLS and AED certifications are often pressed for time. When you choose OC Safety for the re-certification you need, we are confident that you will enjoy the time you spend renewing your skills. It's fast and easy to recertify through OC Safety to make renewing your skills very simple. 

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