Employees trained in First Aid and CPR have the power to save a life. Responding effectively will protect your employee’s in the workplace and in the home. An emergency can cost your organization in lost work time, productivity and morale. How your employees react before emergency medical services arrive, could make the difference between life and death. Consider these facts:
- 25% of all emergency room visits can be avoided with basic first aid and CPR certification.
- Sudden cardiac arrest represents 13% of all workplace deaths.
- Nearly 5 million workers were injured on the job in 2012, costing companies $198.2 billion.
- 75% of all out-of-hospital heart attacks happen at home
Emergency Care in the News
04/27/2016 - Bystanders helped save Two women are being praised as heroes for their quick action in saving the life of a 17-year-old Northridge High School student whose heart suddenly stopped beating at the school Wednesday afternoon. - Read More
03/12/2016 - A man collapsed during the Zion Half Marathon in springdale over the weekend. Fellow runners performed CPR till the EMS professionals arrived. We are excited to report that he is doing fine and is going to make a full recovery. - Read More
First Aid Training Programs
Responding to an emergency effectively will protect your employee’s in the workplace and in the home. The Utah Safety Council offers Emergency Care Programs, which include: First Aid, CPR, and AED, Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens, Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED, Basic Life Support, and Emergency Medical Response. These courses and programs meet the current CPR and ECC Guidelines, as well as OSHA standards for first aid training in the workplace.
Not all first aid and CPR courses are created equal. Many providers don't offer the comprehensive training needed to meet OSHA First Aid Standard 29 CFR 1910.151. Don't put your employees' safety at risk. Go with the expert in occupational first aid and CPR training.
Protect your employees by teaching them life-saving skills with a certified First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor of your own! This instructor training meets OSHA guidelines for First Aid and CPR in the workplace and the latest CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines. Participants will learn methods that involve, influence and facilitate adult learning while refining their teaching skills. This course covers a proven, standardized method of teaching First Aid and CPR with high effectiveness. - Learn More
Grandfather into the Program
Are you currently an experienced first aid instructor? Ask us about our grandfathering options by contacting Cassie Henson, Emergency Care Program Manager at 801.746.SAFE (7233) or at email@example.com.
Materials and Supplies
All of the resource materials that support these programs from student workbooks and training manikins, to CPR barrier shields and more are available through the Utah Safety Council.
These programs meet and exceed the current CPR and ECC Guidelines and OSHA standards for first aid in the workplace. - Learn More
There are several options available for training manikins. Please contact Cassie Henson, Emergency Care Program Manager at 801.746.SAFE (7233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be able to assist you with finding the best product to help meet your training needs.
Automated External Difibrilators
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), are computerized medical devices which contain sophisticated electronics to monitor and identify the cardiac rhythm in the heart. Defibrillation, along with CPR is the only effective treatment for ventricular fibrillation, which is the most common cause for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Ease of Use
AEDs automatically sense if the victim needs a shock or not. If a shock is advised, the AED will sound a warning before prompting the rescuer to apply a shock. With just a few hours of training, anyone can learn how to use an AED safely and effectively, by simply turning on the device and following the voice prompts, the AED will guide the rescuer with step-by-step direction.
A study published in “Circulation” found that untrained sixth graders following automated voice prompts performed almost as well in use of AEDs as well-trained emergency medical technicians or paramedics.
The Utah Safety Council encourages all organizations to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at their facility. When used promptly and properly, AEDs increase the chance of survival after cardiac arrest. - Learn More
When your organization purchases an AED through the Utah Safety Council. We will conduct an evaluation of the site, recommend placement options and provide a FREE in-service training on the use of the AED to an unlimited number of people in your organization (local only). Click these links if you are interested in additional certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED training, or to become a National Safety Council First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor through the Utah Safety Council. There are additional costs associated with those particular courses.
Liability and Utah Laws
The “Good Samaritan” doctrine is a legal principle that prevents a rescuer who has voluntarily helped a victim in distress from being successfully sued for “wrongdoing.” The purpose of such laws is to keep people from being reluctant to help a stranger who needs assistance for fear of possible legal repercussions, in the event that a mistake in treatment is made inadvertently by the rescuer.
In 2000, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act was signed into law in Utah. Senate Bill 86 provided for liability exemption extended to laypersons that use an AED. This law specifically protects those who use an automated external defibrillator on a victim from civil liability.