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Shallow Water Blackout

February 21st, 2018 (No Comments)

Shallow Water Blackout (SWB) is the silent killer. Shallow Water Blackout occurs when a swimmer holds their breath while underwater. Swimmers are at risk of passing out due to a lack of oxygen. Since there is no struggle or signs someone is in danger, it can quickly result in death. Unfortunately, the number of deaths […]

Planning for Emergencies in the Workplace

December 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

Emergencies happen when you least expect it, however the more prepared you and your facility are to deal with these types of incidents and accidents the safer everyone will be. Various documents have been produced by OSHA, FEMA, and other government agencies to help businesses prepare for emergencies. Does your company have an Emergency Action […]

National Lifeguard Shortage

February 22nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Over the past several summers swimming pools, rivers, lakes and beaches have been affected by an increasing shortage of lifeguards. Many news articles and press releases have brought attention to this problem but agencies continue to struggle season after season. City recreation departments and private health clubs spread the word about employment opportunities, but applications slowly trickle in. Pool […]

10 Ways to Make Your Workplace Healthier

January 27th, 2017 (No Comments)

Having a happy and healthy workplace can increase productivity and moral. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey, people spend nearly nine hours on work-related activities during their day. With so much time spent at work, it goes without saying that a positive work environment is vital to your wellbeing. Below are 10 tips […]

Cruise Lines and Lifeguards

January 6th, 2017 (No Comments)

In 2013, six months after a four year old boy nearly drown on one of its ships, Disney Cruise Line quietly became the first and only major cruise line to have lifeguards. That is up until now. Royal Caribbean International has put a help-wanted ad out for lifeguards. This is GREAT! Major kudos to Royal Caribbean […]

Holiday Season Drunk Driving Awareness

December 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the deadliest for drunk driving accidents. 973 people were killed in drunk driving crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s in 2015. Sacramento County DUI Coalition reminds everyone to follow these simple tips to stay safe: Plan a safe way to get […]

Workplace CPR, AED & First Aid Training

December 6th, 2016 (No Comments)

Is your workplace prepared for an emergency? Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Workplace injuries and illnesses cost our economy 198 billion dollars a year. Many businesses are required to train their staff in workplace safety using Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. Others see the value in training their employees because they know that training […]

Creating a First Aid Kit for Your Home

December 1st, 2016 (No Comments)

Having a great First Aid kit at home is easy to do. Below is an article, by Tracey Neithercott, that outlines the supplies you need for both major and minor emergencies. It also has a section for Diabetes and Medications. Get trained and know what to do in an emergency. If it is time for […]

Care and prevention of Diabetes

November 22nd, 2016 (No Comments)

November is American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the causes may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems. Here are 10 prevention tips, followed by current American Red Cross first aid protocol for treatment of diabetic emergencies, […]

How to care for an Unresponsive Person with an Obstructed Airway

November 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Have you ever asked yourself, what is the rationale behind the steps for caring for an unresponsive person with an obstructed airway? The American Red Cross has done a great job of explaining this below. Since the evidence evaluation process in 2005 with a re-affirmation in 2010 and 2015, the care for a person with […]