13-year-old receives Heart Saver Hero award for helping save father’s life with CPR

As her eighth-grade students were learning CPR in health class, Anne Lindley had to remind the students to pay attention.As the St. Mary Catholic School health teacher tried to get her students’ attention, she talked about the importance of CPR and warned them they might have to use it someday. Like other students in class that day, Abby Johnson wondered why she had to learn how to do[..]

His heart stopped for 19 minutes. CPR saved his life.

  We’ve all heard it; CPR can mean the difference between life or death. “You can be very young, you can be very old, it does not matter. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate and can affect anyone at any time,” says Gabrielle Purick, Program Administrator for Keep the Beat, Mecklenburg County.Sudden cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart suddenly stops beating. It strikes people of[..]

CPR Training – A Great Team Building Exercise!

CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED 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[..]

5 Common Misconceptions About Defibrillator’s (AED’s)

An automatic external defibrillator (AED) can save lives. AEDs provide access to life-saving care at your business, event, or public gathering and can be used by team members without the need for a medical degree. Unfortunately, many misconceptions about AED management often prevent people from installing or learning how to use one. It’s time to address these issues to make you and your[..]

Grocery Store Employee Saves Customer’s Life

Call it an early Christmas Miracle. Kevin Garcia says he was waiting in line at the Save Mart at Willow and Nees in Fresno, when suddenly he keeled over with a heart attack. That’s when Garcia says his cashier ran around the counter to give him CPR, and saved his life. “Everything’s fine, and I feel like I have a new chance at life – a new lease at[..]

Winter Driving Tips To Keep You Safe On The Road

Do you and your family know what to do if you are stranded in your car in a winter storm? Are your team members and employees prepared for winter driving this season?Stay safe this winter holiday season by planning ahead and making good choices while traveling. When preparing to travel, be aware of current and forecasted weather conditions. Get your car ready for cold weather before[..]

OSHA – An Amazing Resource You Might Not Know About….

OSHA Can Help In a Surprising Way…OSHA’s offers on-site consultation program and the best part? it’s FREE and confidential for small & medium-sized businesses operating across the U.S.A great benefit that OSHA offers to small, medium or newly established businesses is a FREE safety consultation service. OSHA on-site consultation services are provided to[..]

Six tips for starting a safety committee

Key pointsManagement support is imperative for a new committee to thrive, because leadership can provide backing and, potentially, financial assistance. Organization and laying the groundwork with bylaws, policies and procedures are necessary for a new committee to develop. All members should be accountable to contribute to the committee’s goals and improve workplace safety and[..]

Four Critical Steps To Burn Treatment Immediately Stop the Burning

Seconds count, when burns occur. Burns need to be cooled immediately. Otherwise, the heat will continue to destroy the surrounding and underlying tissue, and may even progress into a second or third-degree burn. This will present serious complications for the patient both in cost and on-going treatment. Here are four critical steps you should take to treat a burn:          1.[..]

School Bus Safety Week 

School Bus Safety WeekFrom Oct. 21 to Oct. 25 National School Bus Safety Week reminds drivers to keep an eye out for buses.Lisa Beech, transportation director for the Pearl River County School District, said it is important to remember school bus safety all year long. “We’ve still got a public that doesn’t view buses as having our most precious cargo,” Beech said. The biggest[..]