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CPR Training – A Lifeskill for Everyone

CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes – December 3rd – 7th

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPRAED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2-year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Looking for a Team Building opportunity? Learn to save a life while providing a great team building exercise.

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A quick tip for fire extinguisher use

Thanksgiving is the #1 day for home kitchen fires in the US

Are you prepared? Do you have a fire extinguisher? More importantly, do you know how to use it?

A quick helpful tip for fire extinguisher use.

Remember the acronym PASS

Pull the pin
Aim low, at the base of the fire
Squeeze the handle slowly
Sweep nozzle from side to side

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5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge Is Important

People often don’t consider the importance of basic first aid education.

There are numerous reasons why people put it off.

  • They don’t have the time
  • They don’t know where to begin
  • They don’t believe that accidents will ever happen to them or those close to them
  • They think they already have enough knowledge should the need arise
  1. Helps to save lives.

A trained person is more reliable, confident and in control of themselves when an emergency arises. People who are trained are more likely to take immediate action in an emergency situation.

  1. It allows the rescuer to provide the victim comfort.

Having someone trained in first aid can bring immediate relief to the patient. Being calm and assessing the situation helps the patient relax while their injuries are being treated and stabilized until emergency personnel arrives.

  1. It gives you tools to prevent the situation from becoming worse.

In some situations, if a patient doesn’t receive basic first aid care immediately their situation will deteriorate – often rapidly. By being able to provide basic care you can stabilize a patient until emergency medical services arrive. You’ll learn how to use basic household items as tools if a first aid kit is not available meaning that you’ll be able to cope with many situations.

You’ll also be trained in how to collect information and data about what happened and the patients’ condition. This information will be passed on to the emergency services, which saves them time – you will be a valuable link in the chain of survival.

  1. It creates the confidence to care.

Having a basic first aid knowledge means that you’ll be confident in your skills and abilities in relation to first aid administration. By taking first aid training, it helps you to reflect on yourself and how you and others react in certain situations. Having this understanding will boost your confidence in a wide range of non-medical day to day situations.

  1. It encourages healthy and safe living.

A trained person is better able to asses their surroundings. Knowledge of first aid promotes the sense of safety and well being amongst people. Having an awareness and desire to be accident-free keeps you safer and reduces the number of causalities and accidents.

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Life saving First Aid/CPR lessons – We come to you

CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes – November 26th – 30th

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPRAED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2-year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Looking for a Team Building opportunity? Learn to save a life while providing a great team building exercise.

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Gloves in the workplace

Hand injuries, including injury to fingernails and fingers, are often written off as first-aid usage and near-misses.

Many workers consider the use of gloves hard to comply with and unnecessary. Yet, more varieties of gloves for broader purposes exist than ever before – cut-resistant, chemical protective, electrically-rated, infection control, just to name a few. Carefully identifying the need, then selecting a glove with the appropriate performance parameters can prevent many injuries.

Back in the ‘old days’ People considered it a sign of toughness not to wear gloves. Most never considered wearing gloves to keep a better grip on tools, prevent knuckle busters and burns, or just keep my hands clean. In my teens and twenties, I would have been laughed at for wearing gloves. Now watching shows like Orange County Chopper, Monster Garage, and Pimp My Ride you see these master mechanics wearing gloves.

Gloves can make your job easier and safer. Choosing the correct glove for the job is a critical decision in preventing injuries while maintaining a grip on the situation. Identify the hazard and then evaluate the required characteristics for a glove. Hazards can range from heat, flames, sparks, sharp object electrical energy, and chemicals.

Identify the hazards that could injure hands in this week’s discussion. List the characteristics required in each case and check your inventory to see if you have the proper gloves. Gloves are considered PPE and are the last line of defense in preventing injuries. Wear them every time. Remember that prevention is the key to a workplace where Nobody Gets Hurt.

 

OSHA 1910.138(a)

General requirements. Employers shall select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes.

OSHA 1910.138(b)

Selection. Employers shall base the selection of the appropriate hand protection on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the hand protection relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and potential hazards identified.

 

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Responding to Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace

Recent surveys have revealed a significant lack of training and preparedness for responding to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) incidents in U.S. workplaces.

A survey by the American Heart Association concluded that many American workers do not have access to emergency care training, nor do they know the location of their employer’s automated external defibrillator (AED). That knowledge would go a long way towards positively impacting the 10,000 SCA incidents that occur in the workplace each year.

According to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation article on the study:

More than half (55 percent) cannot get first aid or CPR+AED training from their employer – and even if employers do offer this training, it’s often either one or the other.
Half of all U.S. workers (50 percent) cannot locate the AED at work. In the hospitality industry, that number rises to two-thirds (66 percent).

A second survey was deployed to a group of “more than 1,000 safety managers in industries regulated by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA),” which revealed that:

One-third (33 percent) of safety managers said lives have been saved at home and at the workplace as a result of first aid, CPR and AED training provided at work – and three-quarters (75 percent) said injuries or medical conditions have been treated in the workplace with this training.
More than one-third (36 percent) felt it would be valuable to offer training more frequently than every two years (the current requirement).

Younger generations at OSHA-regulated industries were less likely to participate in first aid, CPR and AED training, although the numbers are still high at over 44 percent.

As part of our mission to “Make the Workplace and Community Safer,” Green Guard First Aid & Safety offers a number of emergency care training solutions to businesses of all sizes.

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Training in the workplace – How Important is it?

Training in the workplace

Just like large organizations, small businesses also need to ensure their employees are appropriately trained to succeed at their jobs. Not to mention the business’s obligations to stay current with any training requirements mandated by OSHA and other regulatory bodies.

Without the big labor pools to cover missed shifts and the larger budgets of a big company, what are the best ways for small businesses and startups to get their employees the training they need while minimizing lost time and keeping costs down?

Small Business Trends offers several tips for training small business employees, and the number one solution is to use online training options. Sometimes, those options might even be at no charge. For example, if your organization uses a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, does that provider offer any webinars or tutorials on how to use the features of the app? Spending 30 minutes listening to a recorded class is less time consuming than traveling to a workshop or taking a weekly course at the local community college, and those vendor-provided courses might be free and included in the CRM contract.

 

When a freebie isn’t quite enough, there’s a whole world of online training opportunities out there, the result of a growing market demand as more and more companies see the benefits of this convenient training solution. Some online training providers even specialize in solutions for small businesses such as Green Guard First Aid & Safety.

The Small Business Association blog also suggests tips for training, including:

  • Join Associations or Trade Groups – Check out your trade association(s) website or newsletter for training opportunities that may be included in your membership.
  • Cross-Train Employees in the Workplace – Different jobs in your organization [can be] hands-on training opportunities for others. Give employees new roles or responsibilities. Have them shadow someone who is already doing these tasks for a few days, until they are ready to try the new role on their own. Rotate roles frequently so your employees are continuously learning and challenged to achieve new things
  • Start a Mentorship Program – Consider partnering new or less experienced employees with mentors. For example, an up-and-coming sales rep might benefit from sitting in on sales planning sessions or attending important off-site customer meetings with a more senior employee.

 

In addition to fulfilling compliance requirements, training your employees makes good business sense, too. According to an article at Forbes.com, “Small business owners who invest in training are more likely to report growing, and more likely to report growing more. In other words, what is good for employees is good for the business,” and that “‘Hiring and retaining good employees’ closely follows ‘finding and keeping customers’ as the top two challenges reported by small business owners who are committed to growing their businesses.”

So, before you lose a day’s productivity because your team is driving back and forth from yet another seminar at a distant hotel, have a look around online. The topic you need might already have a robust online solution.

Set your team and your business up for success with the training solutions from Green Guard First Aid & Safety. From emergency care to first responders to workplace safety for companies big and small, let us help you meet your training goals and keep your company in compliance.

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Poll worker, voters, first responders help save man after he suffers a heart attack at a polling station

 – Some voters inside a Northwest D.C. polling station did a whole lot more than just cast their ballots. Three of them worked to save a man’s life when he collapsed from a heart attack.

Just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Allie Bobak was observing inside the polling station when a man who had just received his ticket to vote suddenly collapsed in front of her

“At first, we just wanted to see if he was conscious,” she said. “When we realized he wasn’t conscious, two or three people kind of got down, tried to see what was going on and that was when he stopped breathing.”

Bobak said as soon as she realized the man needed immediate help, her training kicked in.

“I was just wracking my brain – what do I know about this? I know I have done this. I practiced,” she recalled.

At the 911 center, Jenne Wood took the emergency call.

“Once she put me on speakerphone, I was able to make sure that the person initiating CPR was doing it correctly,” Wood said. “I was able to control and see if they were doing it at the right pace, at the right depth. Everything that I instructed them to do, I could hear that it was being done.”

Once the 911 call taker heard the man’s symptoms and knowing that they were at a school, she told the caller to go get the automated external defibrillator (AED).

“It’s actually really straightforward,” said Bobak. “They have designed it so you just push a few buttons and it talks to you so you know exactly what is going on.”

The four helpers then applied the electrodes from the AED. With Wood’s directions over the phone, the victim received two shocks.

“He was actually already starting to sit up and wake up by the time we got here,” explained firefighter-paramedic Christopher Boyette.

Boyette and his crew then took over and transported the 75-year-old retiree to a nearby hospital.

“They gave us a great head start and from there out, it was just supportive on our end,” Boyette said.

“I have heard that he has regained consciousness and that he wants to come in and vote,” Bobak said. “So that was just the best news.”

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911 Call Taker Jenne Wood says it all worked like a “well oiled machine” as she, 3 voters, 1 poll observer, 3 DC Firefighters and 2 shocks from a defibrillator teamed up to save an elderly mans life today in NW. The team on ⁦@fox5dc⁩ tonight at 5. ⁦@SafeDC

Source: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/poll-worker-voters-first-responders-help-save-man-after-he-suffers-heart-attack-at-polling-station

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First Aid/CPR Training just in time for the holidays

CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes – November 19th – 23rd

Green Guard offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, Green Guard’s CPRAED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

This 2-year certification course conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Looking for a Team Building opportunity? Learn to save a life while providing a great team building exercise.

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What Keeps a Safety Leader Up at Night?

The 2018 National Safety Survey reveals how safety leaders are using data to overcome safety challenges.

While 80% of survey respondents indicated that top management supports safety efforts, many respondents believe executives don’t fully understand the value of keeping workers safe. Here are the challenges they said arise when it comes to executives understanding safety culture:

 

“For EHS professionals, the lack of emotional intelligence (EQ) skills and the disconnect of EHS value integrating/supporting business goals.”

“Adequate training [is needed]. Too many companies pile employees into a room full of computers, where they fly through safety training. The supervisor just sits and reads the paper.”

“Too much influence is wielded by people who only care about next quarter’s numbers. Employees are an expendable supply.”

“Our corporate culture assumes one-size-fits-all when it comes to worker safety and facility safety requirements. Different facilities are at different places in their safety journey so you can apply the same logic to all.”

“I work for a large global corporation. The biggest frustration is the development of ‘global’ standards by people who do not have interaction with the plants and try to do the one-size-fits-all approach. They don’t look at the sites and allow them to do what makes sense for the specific situation at the individual sites.”

 

Data could be the key to proving how effective a robust safety program could be to a company’s culture and bottom line. EHS professionals increasingly are using technology to identify and reduce workplace hazards through recording and using data, according to survey results. About 58% of respondents said they are using software to track, manage, analyze and report data about their facility’s safety performance.

Despite having to prove the value of safety to top management, survey respondents indicate overall satisfaction with their roles, with 85% saying they were either ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with their choice. Here is what survey takers had to say about their careers:

Small companies need to understand there is more to safety than just having a safety professional on board. It takes an honest commitment from executives to be positively involved in company safety and to involve safety in everything from the bidding process to project completion. Safety shouldn’t start at the signing of the contract.

Source: https://www.ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/what-keeps-safety-leader-night

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