New California AED Laws: Bull Rush From the Bear State? – John Ehinger writes for OH&S With the passage of S.B. 658, an informed plaintiff’s attorney will be able to lodge a very credible argument that the onus placed upon AED owners to qualify for Good Samaritan protection is no longer significant. Read the full […]
The survey polled a representative sample of the U.S. population and concluded that in 76% of the location categories, more than half of all Americans expect AEDs to be readily available. The results document a dramatic increase in expectations versus a prior benchmark survey completed 14 months ago.
Around 10,000 sudden cardiac arrest events occur each year in the workplace, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Most of those victims will die, often within minutes.
The grocery industry today is evolving and more competitive than ever. Small local stores, large chain supermarkets, pharmacies and dollar stores are all vying for the same customers by offering the best products, the most convenient locations and superior customer service. The standards are consistently being raised.
The company’s innovative online training offering will enable hundreds of thousands of lay people to be professionally trained in combatting the leading health risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The reputation of special event planners is on the line at every occasion they plan and execute–meaning it is essential that they make every effort to please attendees. Certainly, safeguarding guests from prevalent health dangers is key in this effort.
It is a busy Saturday morning at your fitness center. People of all ages are running on treadmills, lifting weights, taking classes and socializing in the locker room. It is a typical day until you hear these four dramatic words: “Help! He’s not breathing!” Bystanders then rush to a club member collapsed on the floor.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, killing one person every 90 seconds and taking more than 400,000 lives each year. But a common mistake some businesses still make is assuming, “It won’t happen here.” Between an aging worker set that spends more than 50 percent of their waking hours at work and visiting customers and vendors who are less healthy and older, the chances of an emergency situation arising during the 9 to 5 workday are high. Appreciating these factors, as well as elevated expectations in the workforce and general population regarding the presence of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), incorporating SCA within broader emergency planning is now an imperative for organizations nationwide.
Preparing for emergency situations is an essential part of a facility manager’s job. Ensuring that building management and security are properly trained to deal with crime, fire, dangerous weather, and other life-threatening situations is vastly important in safeguarding tenants. Equally, it is important that a building’s tenants and visitors understand how to benefit from these preparations should an incident arise. Although facility managers may know how to react in a number of hazardous situations, are they prepared to react quickly and effectively when it comes to one of America’s most prevalent killers?
How defibrillators can prevent tragedy and improve brand reputations.