Halloween

Halloween is a magical day for kids and adults alike, made up of glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried corn stalks decorating your front porch while excited children dressed in costumes excitedly running around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat for mini-candy bars. But there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.   Here are some safety tips to help make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters and princesses this year. Before you head out, make sure any long trailing fabric is tied up so that no one trips and if your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are largeRead More →

From the moment you tell your friends or begin showing signs of that cute baby bump, the congratulations will surely be followed up by “is it a boy or girl?” For an increasing number of parents, gender reveal parties are quickly becoming an extravagant new way to share the big news with family and friends. Gender reveal parties are no longer a simple cake cutting or balloon release.  People are said to have wrestled alligators, jumped out of airplanes and shooting tannerite to create a colored powder explosion. Tannerite Concerns While Tannerite is technically legal, it can also be dangerous. According to the many news sources,Read More →

MIJA Gauges

Technology plays an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. We use technology in education, transportation, for entertainment, and in healthcare. And while technology provides convenience and productivity, it is the merger between healthcare and technology that has been by far the most important for humanity. This cross between high-tech and its application within healthcare is responsible for saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for many more. Technology and Healthcare Not only has technology changed the paradigm of healthcare for patients and their families, but it’s also had a huge impact on medical processes and practices of healthcare professionals allRead More →

MIJA, the Massachusetts-based innovative technology provider, has two new products – Critical Alert Universal and Easy Lift Oxygen (ELO) – available from 3rd October. The Critical Alert Universal is a low oxygen alarm which has an extended battery life and is compatible with oxygen conservers, integrated valve systems, CGA 870 oxygen regulators, EMS regulators, and industrial gas regulators. Critical Alert Universal The easy-to-transport ELO, an integrated valve regulator with Universal Oxygen Alarm, combines an integrated regulator with Critical Alert Universal technology which delivers 24/7 content status, audible alarm and color-coded lights. It allows the gas distributors to offer their customers a one-piece regulator and handle.Read More →

As the summer comes to an end, parents are getting ready to send their children back to school. With that comes back-to-school activities such as shopping for school supplies, packing backpacks, and meeting and greeting new teachers. And while fire drills are taught to students while at school, it is not the same as fire safety guidelines for the home.   Fire safety while at home shouldn’t be overlooked and each family should have a plan in place in case of a fire. Many older children will return home at the end of each school day to an empty house until their parents get homeRead More →

When we initially opened our doors in 1972 in America’s first town, Plymouth, MA, we had no idea that we would become a global company. We prided ourselves on our products being made here in America and helping solve problems for those within the fire, medical, and variety of other industries. As the world grew, changed and became more connected, so did manufacturing. In 1998, MIJA elected to move its’ high volume spiral wound Bourdon tube pressure gauge production from Plymouth, MA to Mexico to compete in the growing global marketplace. With the implementation of the North American Free Trade Act, expanding and opening a manufacturing facilityRead More →

Beginners Guide to Medical Gauges Many of today’s medical procedures and illnesses require a form of medical gas, such as Oxygen, Nitrous Oxide, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and many others. Pressure gauges are used to measure the pressure of the gas within the cylinder, which indicates the amount of gas available. MIJA’s medical gauges can be found on anesthesia equipment, oxygen regulators, respiratory equipment, dental systems, and many more around the globe. Oxygen Gauges Oxygen is often described as the gas of life, for its strong oxidizing and life-sustaining properties. It is used in medicine for therapeutic purposes and in the metals industry for steelmaking andRead More →

Fireworks USA

The 4th of July is upon us and that means fireworks are in season. Fireworks present a dangerous element to our cookouts and parties and while fun to watch from afar, they should be ultimately left to the professionals. Did you know that an average of 230 firework-related injuries occur every 4th of July? We at MIJA recommend that you see your local community’s fireworks show as they are much safer and tend to be much more extravagant! If you find yourself at a party with fireworks be sure they are taking proper precautions. State and Local law Many states have put laws in placeRead More →