Employee Emergency Preparedness Webinar

Please join: MEDIC First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety Topic: Are Your Employees Ready to Step Up in an Emergency?

Date: Wednesday April 25, 2012
Time: 2 PM (EST), 11 AM (PST)

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Don’t just slap a Band-Aid” on your old training programs; choose a fresh and exciting approach to bridge the gap between traditional learning modalities and newly developed training philosophies of Certification, Retention, and Response. These real-world applications will serve to maximize training flexibility for your business while providing an engaging learning environment for your employees.

You’ll also learn about leveraging technology to tie it all together to better prepare your employees to provide assistance in the event they are called upon in an emergency.

Join us for some insightful tips that will help you navigate your way through the maze of first aid and CPR Training so your employees are ready to step up in an emergency.

Steve Barnett, Vice President, Brand Management D Emergency Care

Steve Barnett joined HSI in 2005 as Marketing Director. In 2010, Mr. Barnett was promoted to Vice President, Brand Management D Emergency Care and his current responsibilities include the strategic oversight of the American Safety & Heath Institute (ASHI) and MEDIC First Aid brands. For over 16 years Mr. Barnett has helped organizations of all sizes implement emergency care training programs into the workplace. From small retail stores to Fortune 500 organizations, Mr. Barnett has helped companies to ensure their employees are prepared to respond to a medical emergency..

Corey Abraham, Director, Sales

Corey Abraham joined MEDIC First Aid in 1995 where he has held several positions leading to his current role with HSI as Director, Sales. Abraham brings 16 years of experience serving MEDIC customers; 14 years of experience as a CPR/First Aid Instructor; and 6 years of experience as MEDIC First Aid’s in-house trainer. This experience, accompanied with his educational background, have allowed Mr. Abraham to be an integral part of the revision of the suite of MEDIC and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) training courses.

Jeff Myers, Vice President

Jeff Myers began his work with HSI in December, 2009, as a consultant and he was then hired in December, 2010, as the Vice President, Production. As a long time MEDIC First Aid Master Instructor Trainer, Myers began teaching MEDIC courses in 1990. Myers is one of the SCUBA diving industry’s most recognized leaders with more than 30 years of experience holding more than seven dozen professional diving credentials, and is an experienced and respected educator.

A Q&A session will be held during the last 15 minutes of the Webinar. Date: Wednesday April 25, 2012
Time: 2 PM (EST), 11 AM (PST)

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Top 10 worst health and safety myths

This just in from the Health and Safety Executive website in England…

Top 10 worst health and safety myths

There is no shortage of daft decisions being blamed on health and safety. Over the years, the Health and Safety Executive has tackled some quite incredible myths about what health and safety bans or orders people to do.

It’s hard to tell where some of these ridiculous and baffling myths originate, but they all have one crucial thing in common – they are not required by health and safety law.

To mark the launch of the new Myth Busters Challenge Panel, HSE has published its top ten worst myths. We want people to work with us to challenge these myths – the time has come to end the madness!

  1. Children being banned from playing conkers unless they are wearing goggles

  2. Office workers being banned from putting up Christmas decorations

  3. Trapeze artists being ordered to wear hard hats

  4. Pin the tail on the donkey games being deemed a health and safety risk

  5. Candy floss on a stick being banned in case people trip and impale themselves

  6. Hanging baskets being banned in case people bump their heads on them

  7. Schoolchildren being ordered to wear clip on ties in case they are choked by traditional neckwear

  8. Park benches must be replaced because they are three inches too low

  9. Flip flops being banned from the workplace

  10. Graduates ordered not to throw their mortar boards in the air