Wife saves her firefighter husbands life with CPR

Luke and Jessica Pichette (Photo courtesy of KHQ) Jessica Pichette and her husband Luke were getting ready for bed when the unthinkable happened. Jessica did chest Jessica says her husband began making strange sounds, she thought he was having a stroke. “I started dialing 911 at that time, kind of rolled him of over and at that time he a big deep breathe and then he was gone, he was not[..]

Avoid Occupational Back Injuries

Safety FirstAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers experience back injuries each year. One fourth of all workers compensation indemnity claims are a result of back injuries. Low back pain is one of the most common reason that people miss work, second only to the common cold. In America, we spend more than $100 billion annually in medical bills,[..]

Hockey goalie makes a different kind of save

Oliver Urrego sprang into action March 1 when an opposing player collapsed on the ice during an adult league hockey game at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. While the goaltender on Napholz’s team, Mike Tuntland, started CPR, Urrego, 33, took charge of the life-or-death situation. He told other players to get the automated external defibrillator (AED), which the rink installed[..]

Man saves wife’s life with CPR

APPLETON, WI (WBAY/CNN) – Andrea Benrud is alive and well thanks to her husband, Luke, and his knowledge of CPR. Luke Benrud took a CPR class so he knew to call 9-1-1 and then started CPR until EMS arrived. “I just remembered chest compressions are most important and you would have to do them harder than you would think you’d have to do them. Especially when it’s your[..]

Is your soap clean?

Many soap dispensers in public places are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. Washing with contaminated soap increase the concentrations on people’s hands and on the surfaces they touch. Refillable Bulk Soap Puts the Health of Washroom Users and the Image of Building Owners at RiskA recent study has shown that hands can have as much as 25 times more germs after washing with[..]

Electric Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towels: There’s a Clear Winner

 Using paper towels to dry your hands is far more hygienic than using electric hand dryers. Using hand dryers actually increases the amount of bacteria on hands and can spread cross contamination in public washrooms, according to an independent scientific study. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Westminster, London, measured the number of bacteria on subjects’ hands[..]

Teen’s quick acting saves life with CPR

Nineteen year old Hannah Evans was at home getting ready to leave for work. When she looked outside and saw family friend Becky Garverick, who had been helping Hannah’s parents cut their lawn. Suddenly Hannah saw Becky collapse to the ground. Hannah rushed out to the yard and checked for a pulse and immediately began chest compressions. She called 911 and continued with chest[..]

Understanding the different types of hard hats

Har hats are designed to protect one of the most important parts of the human body. But did you know that there are different types and classes of hard hats. Make sure that you are using the right class of hard hat for the job. The American National Standards Institute ANSI has put together a list to help ensure you have the right protection for the job. ANSI Types of Hard Hats According to ANSI[..]

Starbucks barista performs CPR

Natasha Stapp, a barista at Starbucks stepped forward to perform CPR on a stranger when Chris Smith collapsed on the sidewalk out front of the store. “One of the things that I love the most is being able to change somebody’s day,” Stapp said Chris Smith suffered what is nicknamed the Widowmaker Heart Attack. It is a heart problem so deadly, that only about 5% of individuals[..]

We all play a role in ending distracted driving

Cellphones are among the top reasons for being distracted while driving. We are so use to looking at our phones every time we hear the unmistakeable ding, or see that we have a new notification, that even when we are doing something as serious as operating a motor vehicle, we are compelled to see what just arrived in our inboxes. Technology in vehicle is causing us to be more distracted than[..]