Are you prepared? It seems like every time I turn on the news, I hear about another car catching on fire. As someone who works within the life safety industry, I feel the need to share the importance of having a fire extinguisher in your car. While it is not required on all vehicles, given the risk, drivers should consider investing in a car fire extinguisher. Only certain vehicle classes are legally required to carry fire extinguishers, but extinguishers give personal vehicle owners peace of mind and sense of preparedness. Vehicle fire statistics According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Fire Administration, firefighters responded toRead More →

oxygen Bar

For centuries, people have spent their Friday nights looking for the hottest watering hole, now many are bellying up to an oxygen bar for the chance to sniff oxygen. Is it healthy or just hype? We have become a society of shallow breathers, causing us to become oxygen deprived. Research has shown this habit of shallow breathing affects us in many ways. Some may notice an increase in fatigue, loss of concentration, and even muscle cramps, caused by our shallow breathing.  Focusing on your breathing can have a significant impact on your stress level and can create physical changes such as lowering your blood pressure.Read More →

Nurse helps patient

MIJA would like to thank and recognize all the dedicated nursing professionals who care for critically ill patients and their families. In honor of their dedication and effort, May is designated National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month. This observance is an excellent time to celebrate the amazing critical care nurses that make a difference in the lives of their patients each and every day! What is Critical Care Medicine? Critical care medicine is the specialized care of patients whose conditions and diseases are life-threatening and who require comprehensive care and constant monitoring, usually in intensive care units. Critical Care includes conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, respiratory issues, burns, gunshot wound, andRead More →

bus saftey

Bus transportation is regarded as one of the safest modes of public transportation and is used by millions of passengers who ride it every day for a variety of purposes. However, bus fires can start due to any number of reasons but the causes generally fall into three distinct categories: electrical, friction at the wheel level, and engine component failures. Many incidents can be prevented with quality maintenance and inspection programs. However, there are occasions where a fire occurs resulting from a collision. This event puts lives at risk and can have an enormous impact on operational costs as well as customer confidence.  MIJA’s 2N1Read More →

MIJA recently received our 4th training grant in the past 20 years from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The training will be provided by Mass MEP (Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership), starting this week. During the 8-week program our primary focus will be on making process improvements as part of our Kaizen strategy, a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement. Kaizen began shortly after WWII when a number of American experts were sent to Japan to work with Japanese business managers to develop new ways to improve quality and productivity in order to rebuild its economy. Dr. Deming, a statistician was one of the experts that was sentRead More →

Mija Holiday

According to the USFA (United States Fire Administration), a large portion of residential fires occurs during the winter months. So, with winter weather now among us, it is important to be cautious about things that can start home fires and how we can prevent them. Cooking Cooking triggers the most winter home fires annually, partly because during winter months, we tend to cook and bake more frequently. Here are some suggestions to prevent home fires while cooking up a storm this winter. Make sure your sleeves do not come in contact with flames or heat source. Wear short sleeves or tight-fitting sleeves when cooking.  Keep pot handles turnedRead More →

Today is World COPD Day and also the day before Thanksgiving. MIJA would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and also recognize the debilitating lung disease that impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide, COPD. For many of us, Thanksgiving is a day full of family, friends, and over-indulgence. But if you have COPD, over eating can make you very uncomfortable. A full stomach can press against your diaphragm and make breathing even more difficult. Here are a few suggestions to help make Thanksgiving a satisfying one. When possible, limit yourself to small portions of your favorite holiday treats. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly.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 →