Tag: first aid

Five Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Employees First Aid

Workplace injury is not as uncommon as you may think. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were roughly 2.9 million workplace injuries and health ailments in the private sector alone last year. While none of these reported cases resulted in any fatalities, such incidents can strike a blow to workforce morale, […]

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Does Your Workplace Need First-Aid Training?

L&D professionals don’t often think of first-aid training as a standard part of workplace safety training or onboarding unless they work in the medical industry or highly hazardous environments. And even then, sometimes first-aid training isn’t always seen as a necessity. But emergencies and injuries happen all the time in the workplace, regardless of whether […]

First-Aid Training … for Mental Health?

While it’s commonplace for employees to be trained in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in many workplaces, the concept of first responders for mental health crises is still in its infancy. Millions of workers take sick leave or paid time off each year because of mental illness, and employers face lost revenue through absenteeism, […]

Train Employees on Emergency First Aid

When a person stops breathing following a workplace accident or other medical emergency, fast action is critical. Someone who stops breathing can die or suffer brain damage in minutes without prompt and proper help. BLR’s 7-Minute Safety Trainer says you should train your workers to: Know whom to contact if someone stops breathing. Make the […]

Are Your Employees Trained in Essential First Aid?

Picture this: A worker is hurt in an accident and blood is gushing from the wound. One of your employees chokes on a piece of food and can’t breathe. Someone goes into cardiac arrest right at his workstation. Would your employees be ready to act with speed and competence in a workplace medical emergency? They […]