October is Fire Safety Month – Here are Some Helpful Tips

Train to Improve Resiliency Assembling a disaster response team comprised of multiple departments from the organization guarantees the entire business is involved in the process of plan development and training. The response team should designate roles and responsibilities for all personnel. Make sure each employee knows his or her roles and responsibilities and understands the different[..]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip your Forklift Truck Inspections

1 – Preventing Accidents and Injuries According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 20,000 individuals are injured each year in forklift-related incidents, with nearly 100 of those injuries being fatal. Pre-shift inspections can help identify defects in your forklift that may lead to injuries like these.   2 – OSHA Fines & Violations If you own and operate forklifts then[..]

MY SECOND LIFE – Meat market owner saves customer’s life with CPR

Fred Bivins says he wouldn’t be alive today if Gary Szotko of Lewandoski’s Market didn’t know exactly what to do. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday, Nov. 12 started off like a normal day for Fred Bivins. The proprietor of Vinecroft Studios was trying to make room in the studio freezer for a Thanksgiving turkey. He pulled out some[..]

Woman credits recent CPR certification for saving father’s life

A Moline man is recovering after his daughter used CPR to save his life back in August. UnityPoint Health – Trinity says Joe and Erin Hammond often exercised together. One day, while resting after finishing an early-morning run with Erin, Joe suffered a heart attack and collapsed to the ground. His heart stopped, and he wasn’t breathing. Erin rushed to his side and began performing CPR, which[..]

How do you say thank you to someone who saved your life?

When Rod Glasper, 62, woke up in St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, he didn’t know why he was there. His sister, Inger Glasper, told him a nurse had saved his life after his heart stopped beating while he was shopping at an H-E-B grocery store. On Friday, Glasper met the nurse who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him, 64-year-old Lily DeVarona, for the first time in[..]

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Prevent Workplace Incidents Before They Start

Identifying risks and taking proactive safety measures to reduce hazard exposure on important topics from ergonomics to chemical management is crucial to creating a safe workplace. This year we are offering resources to help safety heroes like you as well as items you can easily distribute to your employees. Get additional National Safety Month resources here. Grow Your Safety[..]

Tips and Tricks for National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards. By taking simple precautions, everyone can avoid electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. Here are some safety tips: Indoors: Check electric cords for fraying or cracking. Replace cords that may be damaged, and don’t overload electric[..]

The National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls is this week, how is your organization participating?

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 401 of the 1,061 construction fatalities recorded in 2019 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.   What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety[..]

Helpful Tips for National Burn Awareness week

Each year, over 450,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, clinics, or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada. In 2014 alone, there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The American Burn Association strives to bring awareness to the causes of such[..]

Hands-only CPR proves easier, saves more lives

CPR saves lives. That’s a given. And in 2016, after the American Heart Association came out with a new way of doing CPR, even more lives are being saved. According to the statistics, 1,000 Americans have a heart attack every day. “The most important period when someone goes into cardiac arrest is the first 3 to 4 minutes,” said Dan Schaefer, Operations Chief for Metro Area Ambulance. This[..]