Let’s dip into the mailbag and be inspired by a few Good Samaritan stories from our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid instructors. Today we’ll focus on the heroic actions from some brave public servants.
Emergencies are a lot easier to deal with when you have the right tools at your fingertips. The workplace first aid kit is a key component of an organization’s overall safety plan, but how does a company go about assembling one that covers all the bases?
If you are in a leadership position in your organization or are looking to move into more of a leadership role, this blog post is for you. While some people seem to be born leaders, the rest of us can improve our managerial and executive skill set by better understanding what is asked of today’s business leaders and what we can do to hone those qualities in ourselves.
Ladders and scaffolding are important resources in many occupations. They’re also frequent visitors on OSHA’s top ten most-cited violations list, with scaffolding at number 3 in 2014 and ladders coming in at number 7.*
Burns are a typical workplace injury, and there are different types of burns that can occur. Today’s post takes a look at the emergency care required for two common types of burn injuries in a workplace setting: chemical burns and electrical burns.
Early treatment of burns can help minimize the damage that can occur and prevent later complications. The larger the surface area burned, the greater the disruption of the skin’s ability to properly maintain body temperature. The deeper a burn goes into the skin and underlying tissue, the more likely the risk of infection. Burns involving the face, hands, genitals, and feet can result in the limitation of basic functions, such as movement and sensation.
Did you know that HSI offers EH&S training solutions for employers throughout Canada? If you have workers that need to meet Canadian workplace requirements, we invite you to get to know EMP Canada.
As our regular blog readers know, early intervention with CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED) results in better patient outcomes in cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Very often, that intervention is provided by bystanders and non-EMS "first on the scene" responders. Today's post shares some recently published findings from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that look at how statewide initiatives to improve training and response by bystanders and first responders can make a life and death difference in an SCA incident.
911 Dispatchers and bystanders trained in CPR are a powerful, lifesaving combination. A smartphone app brings them together to provide emergency care assistance and the success stories show just how effective they can be.
A trip requires planning – It’s hard enough to make sure you have all of the essentials you need, and a trip to an international destination can make that even more of a challenge.
It’s easy to think of safety training in the context of the machines and potentially dangerous settings of the industrial workplace. But aside from learning how to safely use all the equipment required by our jobs, two additional areas of focus should also be added for successful safety planning for any organization: accident investigation and disaster preparedness.