Accidents happen. Even the most diligent, safety conscious plant managers or safety officers have experienced an incident. Which means your safety program has to be “always on.”
Did you know that AEDs in public places improve the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest? As the #1 killer in the workplace resulting in over 300,000 deaths each year, sudden cardiac arrest can strike anywhere, anytime. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are life-saving devices critical in the event a Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs during the workday. Gain a better understanding of why your organization should be prepared with an AED Program.
Let’s face it – life-threatening emergencies happen, and unfortunately no business is immune. But, what do you really know about these types of situations and what it takes to be prepared?
Facilities have job-specific liabilities when it comes to their first aid requirements. Many work related injuries can be appropriately addressed through first aid response, making your compliance to purchasing the required quantity, correct supplies and keeping your cabinet inventory fully stocked critical to protecting workers and your level of risk.
As the summer months and increased temperatures roll in, companies often try to balance their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC) strategies with the overall comfort of their employees. However, this desire to decrease heat stress in the warmer months can lead to increased risks when safety protocols are not followed as closely as necessary. For example, when employees do not wear appropriate FRC or PPE, or do not wear every item in order to stay cool. So, how do companies make sure employees stay safe in hot temperatures? By understanding the risks that are out there, and creating a strong partnership with industry experts.