Resuscitation Competency

Sure, your staff or your team members has been trained on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but do they retain the training they’ve received? On any random Tuesday in February, are they ready to perform life-saving CPR? Studies show that timely high-quality CPR can play the biggest role in survival. The unfortunate thing is, many providers–who are both skilled and trained—are not

Lessons on Surviving the Holiday from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The holidays can be tough on everyone, especially if you’re Clark Griswold Jr. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You may have good intentions for a great holiday, but the turkey is dry, your relatives say something rude, and you burn the cookies. Not only that, but leading up to the holiday celebration, there are too many errands to run

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!   Well, maybe not.   The holidays are supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but you and I both know that, while the holidays are wonderful, they can also be extremely stressful. The stores are crowded, the traffic is insane, and there’s not enough time in the day

Fire Safety Training

Did you know that, according to OSHA, fire is the most common type of emergency for small businesses? Fire prevention and fire safety is crucial in order to prevent ignition, limit development of the fire, and reduce destruction if a fire ignites.   Smoke Detectors Smoke detectors should be placed in every room or office. Commercial buildings require a smoke

Poison Control

What would you do if your child accidentally swallowed a substance they shouldn’t have? You read the label and all you see is a symbol that indicates it is poisonous. You enter crisis mode. You freeze. What do you do? Or perhaps you started using a new cleaning product, some gets on your skin, and you break out into hives.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone—young or old. Young children get to dress up in costume and knock on doors for treats, young adults have fun attending costume parties, and older adults enjoy taking their favorite little ones out trick-or-treating. Before heading out trick-or-treating this year, review these handy tips to ensure everyone has a fun, safe

Safety Lessons to learn from Scary Movies

It’s spooky season! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing and falling at your feet, and pumpkin spice and apple-flavored things are on every shelf. Fall is upon us, which means it’s time to watch all your favorite creepy horror movies. But did you know you can learn a thing or two about safety from scary movies? Horror

Bleeding Control

Bleeding control is an important first aid issue, and we aren’t just talking about a minor paper cut, although those do hurt. It’s also becoming an important civilian issue, as mass shootings and casualties rise. Civilians need to be able to assist others with wounds, especially because it’s best to treat wounds as soon as possible and sometimes it takes

First Aid and Safety Tips for Back to School

It’s time to go back to school! Well, maybe not for you, but your kids at least! While your kids might not be like Billy Madison trying to prove to their dad that they aren’t a fool, for many parents, it can be a relief when the kids go back to school. However, many parents are concerned about the safety

Signs of a Stroke

You’ve probably heard the “Act FAST” phrase to remember the signs of a stroke. They stand for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time. A more recent version is being used and should be followed instead, called “BE FAST.” It stands for Balance off/dizzy, Eyes, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and Time to call 911. Let’s talk about what a stroke