A recent article in Executive Healthcare Management noted that there are approximately 1.8 million long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) patients in the United States at any given time. Oxygen therapy patients rely on oxygen for its life sustaining abilities, and it vital that they know when oxygen levels are low. Most oxygen tanks do not have an alarm and you must look closely at the gauge to confirm oxygen levels, causing patients a lot of anxiety due to the constant fear that oxygen will run out without realizing. Critical Alert can help ease that anxiety and take the worry away! Our reliable and easy to use oxygen monitorRead More →

The National Health Service (NHS) recently issued a patient safety alert that warns healthcare staff to re-educate themselves on proper oxygen cylinder use. Due to a recent design change, many staff members may believe oxygen is flowing when it is not, or they are unable to turn on oxygen flow in an emergency. Cylinders with integral valves are now in common use and require several steps (typically removing a plastic cap, turning a valve and adjusting a dial) before oxygen starts to flow. To reduce the risk of fire, valves must be closed when cylinders are not in use, and cylinders carried in special holdersRead More →

We’ve seen some very cold weather here in the north east. As a reminder, we want to leave you with a few tips to avoid frozen pipes. When a pipe freezes, the water expands causing pipes to break or burst. This can cause extensive water damage to your home. Remember to leave your thermostat up if you are gone for the day or weekends. Open all cabinetry with pipes behind it. This will allow heat to get to these pipes and prevent freezing Continually run your faucets so water is moving in your pipes. Even a small trickle can prevent frozen pipes. If your pipesRead More →

National CRNA week is an annual celebration of patient safety and the 52,000+ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who safely provide anesthetics for about 43 million people per year. MIJA Inc. is proud to recognize these professionals. We are proud to help them manage medical gasses properly with the use of our high quality pressure gauges. Anesthesia care is freedom from pain. Each year, millions of patients undergo some form of medical treatment that requires anesthesia. CRNAs collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologist, dentists, podiatrists and other qualified healthcare professionals to deliver safe, high-quality and cost effective patient care. Join us in recognizing these important healthcare professionals theRead More →

2017 Recap As we look forward to 2018, we want to take a few minutes of your time to reflect on 2017, which was MIJA’s 45th year in business.   It was a busy and exciting year for us because of increased customers’ requirements and it looks like business will continue for 2018. Customer Experience: The MIJA manufacturing team represents over 400 years of experience with MIJA producing pressure gauges for our customers.  We are very proud of the MIJA team and how it performs to deliver the highest quality products to meet the customers’ requirements. MIJA’s customers enjoy North American manufacturing because it allows for lowerRead More →

It’s that time of year again! We talk about fire safety a lot during the holidays, but it is important! Christmas tree fires account for over 13 million dollars in property damage every year in the U.S. Dry Christmas trees are notorious for being quick fire starters so be sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure the whole family has a safe and fun holiday. When deciding where to put your Christmas tree, pick a location that is away from heat. Stay far away from fireplaces, radiators, candles, vents and lights. Fresh Christmas trees are less likely to catch fire. You can tell aRead More →

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Millions of people rely on public transportation every day and busses are considered one of the safest forms of travel, but, safety regulations can always be improved! In 2016, The Working Party on General Safety (GRSG) decided that automatic fire suppression systems will be required on all busses with more than 22 passengers of class I, II and III. Additionally, it included a fire testing procedure for fire suppression systems installed in bus engine compartments. Reliable Pressure Switch for Automatic Fire Suppression in Engine Compartments Did you know that 2 out of 3 bus fires start in the engine compartment? The engine compartment is aRead More →

With all of the recent discussion about fire extinguishers, it’s a good time to remind everyone how to use a fire extinguisher. Also, with the holidays coming up, the likelihood of home fires multiplies. Whether its frying turkeys, open flames from candles or holiday decorations, being prepared for a fire is very important. There are many different types of fire extinguishers. It is important that you have a working fire extinguisher and you know how to use it. First, look at the pressure gauge to make sure its fully charged. (If you see an “M” on the dial, it’s one of ours!) Then follow theRead More →