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How to Respond in a Health Emergency

This 5 minute safety training video covers: Signs and symptoms of a serious injury, when to call for a medical assistance, what are the basic first aid techniques in case of a health emergency, how to avoid heat illnesses in a workplace, how to dress up properly when working in a hot or cold environment, how to use first aid kit, what are the potential diseases you can get when you come into contact with somebody’s blood, how to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 33 minute full length version.

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Starting a new job always gives people plenty to think about. There’s learning their new responsibilities and procedures, meeting new coworkers, and getting familiar with the facility itself. But there’s something else they need to keep in mind as well, something very important… workplace safety. Workplace safety means thinking "safety first" on the first day of the job, and every day thereafter. Because that’s how employees can help themselves, and each other, avoid hazards that can lead to accident, injury… and even death.

Atlantic Training’s "Safety Awareness 101 for New Employees" training program reminds employees that if they know the types of hazards that they can encounter in their jobs, they can guard against them and often prevent them from occurring.

Upon completion of the program, employees should be able to:

Video Transcript

Health emergency is terrifying you have to think fast, you have to do the right thing, you have to get help and you have to do all at one. When most people think of emergencies they think of accidents at work but accidents are only part of the story. When medical emergency strikes at work, a victim’s life may depend on a quick correct response of a co-worker. In any emergency fear, panic and confusion will occur but the citizen responder stays calm. You should call or yell anytime you think is an emergency is beyond your skills. It is important to know what is wrong with the victim and the seriousness of the condition. Do the best you can to protect yourself and help the victim, if you don’t have gloves use something waterproof to use as a barrier; with today’s danger of HIV and Hepatitis, be careful around blood and body fluids. Remember after dealing with an injury involving blood to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your mouth, nose or eyes or before drinking and eating anything.