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.
Picture this: It’s beach time. You’ve got your towel rolled out, the sun in your face, and the deep blue water as far as you can see. You’re ready for a day of lounging and swimming; what could possibly go wrong?
Our respect and appreciation for the safety professional knows no bounds here at HSI, but we understand that isn’t the case in every company. Those at the helm of an organization’s safety program are often the unsung hero of their company, and that can make it tough when it’s time to fight for budget resources or even just to win support from upper management in creating a company-wide safety culture.
Sometimes summer can be a slow time for our training businesses — it all depends on your customer base and when they need to accomplish their training and compliance requirements.
As many of you know, there’s a new OSHA standard (29 CFR 1926, Subpart AA) going into effect on August 3, 2015 to address the hazards and safety concerns of confined spaces in construction work.
July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and whether we find ourselves at work, at home, playing sports, or anywhere where we need a little extra consideration for keeping the peepers safe, today’s blog has some good suggestions and guidelines.
Whether you’re the parent with a packet of sparklers for the kids or a dedicated enthusiast who stocks up on and enjoys some backyard fireworks every Fourth of July, it’s time for a reminder about how to stay safe when using fireworks.