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Sep. 02

Some Tips for National Food Safety Awareness Month

Now here’s a topic that’s important to everyone; making sure that the food you prepare and eat is safe and won’t result in an unpleasant episode of food poisoning.

Aug. 28

Back-to-School Transportation – Ride in Safety Style

Another new school year is about to be in full swing, and with 55 million children and young adults across the United States heading back into the classroom, that means increased road travel and traffic pattern shifts.  

This busy time of year can be dangerous, especially regarding the transportation mode in which students will be arriving and departing from school.  Understanding transportation safety facts and precautions during this time – not just for the students, but for the community as well – will help strengthen your traffic safety knowledge.

Aug. 25

Good Samaritan Stories from Our Instructors (Video)

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.

Aug. 21

Where to Find Guidance on Assembling Your Workplace First Aid Kit

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?

Aug. 18

Step Up Your Leadership Game – Here’s How

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.

Aug. 14

Safety Focus: Elevated Work Safety

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.*

Aug. 11

Emergency Care for Chemical and Electrical Burns

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.

Aug. 07

Meeting Canada’s Workplace Requirements with EMP Canada

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.

Aug. 04

New Study on Bystander and First Responder CPR Intervention

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.

Jul. 31

Smartphone App Alerts Local Heroes (Video)

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.

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