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CPR, First Aid training, OSHA MN

Monday, June 14th, 2010

What are you looking for in an instructor?  What about the quality of the training or the qualifications of the trainers?  Let us know!  Write back in the comment section and we’ll help you.

Have you looked at our site pages?  There is a multitude of informational posts that we’ve put here.  If you are looking for the qualifications for instructors please check out our personal page. 

CPR and first aid training for OSHA should be informational, fun, definitely with no stress on the student and practical for the students’ particular use!  We make sure that when we are training industrial, business or commercial agencies that we gear the training toward what they will be possibly experiencing within their workplace.  Taking care to give quality education and NO war stories!

Try our training, you won’t be disappointed!  We’ve gained popularity with our electrical contractors and line workers because of background and understanding of their particular situations.  Ask a line worker for Donovan or Mill and they’ll tell you  they’ve gotten expert instruction in what to do for their particular emergencies! 

Instructors with diverse background in industry, factory settings and EMS are the instructors we have! 

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Call 763-477-5766 and speak with Shannon, do you have questions?  We’ll answer them!  We are here to help you.

Will you be the next statistic due to a mistake in safety awareness?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Listen to yourself, there was a small reminder that told you to buckle up, oops, its gone, just like that!  You can forget because of multitasking, late to an appointment or thinking I’m just going to the store.  I don’t need to buckle up.  This is all it takes and your the next statistic. 

Listen to our message on BOB 106.1FM in the first week of November. Times are Monday from 10 AM-3 PM, Wed. 3 PM -7 PM and again on Fri. 10 AM-3 PM. If you like this message, please let us know by posting a comment to our post.

This message is in memory of Jennifer O’Connor who made an error of not buckling up and died because of this mistake.  

 I’ve been to many an accident as a firefighter responder and have seen what a seat belt can do for a person.  I have also seen the results of NOT wearing one.  I just never thought it would directly impact my family and myself.  You see, Jennifer was the mom of my 7 and 8 yr. old granddaughters. 

The message is presented to you by our safety team and BOB 106.1 FM.  Because American CPR & Safety, Inc. is committed to educating the public in safety issues, we’ve partnered with several industries to get messages of safety out there to the public. 

I’d like to know your feelings on this, what would you like to see brought to the public regarding safety issues?  Did you experience something that educated you in safety?  Do you have some helpful hints for our readers, please post your comment.  I will be more than happy to put it up on site to share!

October Newsletter, Bloodborne Pathogens!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Protecting employees from bloodborne pathogen hazards in the workplace can be a lot of responsibility. To carry out your duty effectively, there’s a lot you need to know about BBPs.
Bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are defined by OSHA as microorganisms present in human blood that can cause disease. The three primary pathogens found in the workplace are human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV; the hepatitis B, or HBV, virus; and the hepatitis C, or HCV, virus.Transmission HazardsIn order for transmission of pathogens to occur, the contaminated blood or bodily fluid must make direct contact with your blood. In the work environment, this is most likely to occur in one of three ways:

  • Cuts from contaminated sharp objects or needles, which is the most common form of transmission. Essentially, the contaminated blood or bodily fluid is being injected into the bloodstream through the cut. Examples of sharp objects in a manufacturing environment that could be contaminated include broken glass, a utility knife blade, or the edge of a sheet of metal to name a few.
  • Broken skin, including rashes or abrasions, don’t forget those small splits in the nail cuticle!  These areas becomes a point of transmission if an infected object makes contact with it.
  • Mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, and nose, which could occur, for example, if blood splashed in the eyes or if an employee with another’s blood on his hand wiped his nose or mouth.

Routes of Exposure

“Routes of exposure” means the different ways employees might be exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. Any of the following could be a route of exposure on the job:

  • Contact with a co-worker who suffers a bleeding injury, such as a cut, abrasion, or amputation
  • Contact with blood while administering first aid, such as when applying pressure to a wound or wrapping an injury
  • Touching a contaminated surface, such as a table, tool, or control panel, that has been contacted with infected blood
  • Being assigned to clean up blood or bodily fluids after an injury
  • Contact with contaminated products or equipment in restrooms
  • Using a tool covered in dried blood

Exposure Prevention

The best way for employees to avoid contact with BBPs is to:

  • Treat all blood and bodily fluids as if they are infectious for HIV, hepatitis, or other bloodborne pathogens (“universal precautions”).
  • Use barrier protection—gloves, masks, aprons, protective eyewear—to avoid contact with bodily fluids. Avoiding direct contact means there is no exposure.
  • Immediately clean up and decontaminate surfaces and equipment that have been in contact with blood or bodily fluids.
  • Decontaminate skin by washing hands after handling any type of bodily fluid, even if you have worn gloves.
  • Immediately and properly dispose of contaminated items and materials used to disinfect contaminated items.

Questions to ask yourself: 

Do you know how long HBV lives on a surface?  What do I do when I remove my gloves?  Where do I put the bloody/fluid contained items?  Who do I call when I might have been exposed?  

Don’t know the answers??  Take our course!  Ask for Blood Borne Pathogens training for your employees or yourself NOW!!