It’s still safe to perform CPR during the pandemic, study says

Is it safe to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to try to save his life? Or are you risking being infected with the novel coronavirus or giving it to a dying man? There’s an answer: It’s strongly encouraged that people perform CPR or chest compressions on others during the global pandemic, according to a report published by a group of Seattle emergency room physicians[..]

Every Second Counts – Emergency Preparedness

  “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” calls all of us to be aware of fire safety measures in the home. According to the NFPA, “the synthetic fibers used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, all contribute to an increased rate at which fire burns.” There are a variety[..]

Mom saves choking daughter using technique she’d just learned in CPR class

“We could not have asked for a better outcome,” the sheriff said.A Florida mom saved her 14-month-old daughter’s life thanks to the skills she learned during a CPR class hosted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Back in January, the sheriff’s office hosted the class for family members of sheriff’s office employees.Sarah Herrera, who’s[..]

In Memory of Many, In Honor of All

Just Around The Corner – June is National Safety Month

Now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace, which is why the National Safety Council will still be recognizing National Safety Month® in June. Observed annually by NSC, the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, National Safety Month focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to any[..]

Quick-thinking Boston police officer uses CPR to revive infant who wasn’t breathing

Boston police officers Owen Murray and Taylor Green were heading back to the station Sunday night after a routine call. It had been a typical night so far. Then, around 10:45 p.m., they got a call. An infant was in respiratory distress and wasn’t breathing at a home on Bragdon Street in Roxbury. The officers responded swiftly. “On all the calls, you try to get there as fast as[..]

Who Makes the Call on Safety Training?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the United States experienced 5,250 fatal workplace injuries in 2018. The year prior, preventable work injuries cost the U.S. economy $161.5 billion, according to an estimate from the National Safety Council. These statistics make clear the importance of safety for organizations and, therefore, safety training. The top benefit of safety training is[..]

National Nurses Week: Freebies and discounts for health care workers May 6 -12

  National Nurses Week: Freebies and discounts for health care workers May 6 -12With restaurants and stores already showing their appreciation towards nurses and health care workers as the front liners of the coronavirus pandemic, locations across the country are showing some extra love for National Nurses Week from May 6 to 12. The celebration comes at the[..]

Saving A Life With CPR

NORTON — Town resident Chris Vittorini has been recognized for helping save a man’s life, but he doesn’t consider himself a hero. “Everything happens for a reason and I was there for a reason to help this guy out,” Vittorini, 46, said Wednesday. The fire department on Tuesday gave Vittorini the Citizen Lifesaving Award for performing CPR on the unconscious man, despite the emphasis[..]

Fire Training In The Workplace – What You Need To Know

Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives One of the key strategies for maintaining a safe workplace and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training, workers can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Without proper training, a small occurrence can quickly grow to become a major incident with devastating outcomes. Everyone[..]