Corporations are responsible to ensure a safe work environment for the business and their workforce, it’s important to have an emergency action plan that includes preparation for medical emergencies as drastic as sudden cardiac arrest or traumatic bleeding or an active shooter or violent incident. Employees at your organization have different roles and are responsible for different areas at work, but a safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility. You all have to be committed to working together to identify, report, monitor, as well as prevent workplace violence (WPV).
LifeSafety365 array of selective training programs in emergency care and response give your team the knowledge and situational awareness needed to respond with life-saving skills if the unimaginable happens. LifeSafety365 believes there is no substitute for having hands on practical experiences training. You workforce ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies with the skills and confidence to respond is vital to the health and well being your organization. All LifeSafety365 training scenarios for skills tests are customized to reflect your work environment and the type of emergencies that will require immediate action.
It's imperative to have the proper safety equipment available for cardiac arrest and any traumatic event. Co-workers' ability to respond with life-saving skills and tools to life-threatening situations is critical to the health and wellbeing of any workplace. Workplaces include offices, places of commerce, and healthcare facilities. Allow LifeSafety365 to be your safety hub for safety training, first aid, and life safety equipment.
We deploy our training service on-site of our clients facilities and most programs are instructor-led programs that can be delivered in combination of an online component to shorten in class sessions.
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A 2019 survey of workplace violence by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that nearly 1 in 7 employees feels unsafe at work. While your own survey might yield different results, we know that WPV is a concern for both employees and employers. Also, according to SHRM research, more companies are developing policies to protect against workplace violence, as the number of incidents surges. Episodes at private companies rose 33 percent, to 18,400, in the five years ending in 2017, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.
A workplace violence program with accompanying training prepares your employees to respond to it and report it appropriately. That same SHRM survey found that 89% of employees knew what to do if they witnessed or experienced incidents of WPV if their organization had a program in place compared to 53% if it did not. Regarding employee training, the statistics were very similar with 89% knowing what to do if the company provided training compared to 54% if it did not.
For these and many other reasons, a WPV prevention program is important to ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees. A WPV prevention program includes assessments of your current:
Safety and security measures
Investigation and WPV case management processes, including analysis of past incidents
Security, safety, and emergency-related policies and procedures
Training for your general population and specialized groups education
 SHRM. Safeguarding Employees from Workplace Violence. Retrieved from https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/all-things-work/pages/safeguarding-employees-from-workplace-violence.aspx
CPR AED and CPR AED First Aid Certification
What responsible commercial facility goes without having an accessible AED to the public and it's employees these days... almost none. That goes to say it is imperative to ensure someone on your team is familiar with the use of a defibrillator and how to deliver quality CPR.
The CPR AED and/or Basic First Aid Course are a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. A Blended online and classroom course is offered as well.
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students will receive a Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED course completion card, which is valid for two years.
Workplace Safety Programs
Workplace Safety programs address Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for first aid and CPR training and help workforces prepare for emergencies in a variety of settings.
Workplace Safety programs include:
First Aid and CPR/AED
Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Responding to Environmental Emergencies
Control Bleeding Techniques
Active Violence Emergency Response Training
Active violence incidents can happen anywhere. Statistically, there is a 38% chance a life-threatening event will happen at the workplace. The workplace includes; offices, places of commerce, and healthcare facilities. Sadly, the risk of facing an active shooter is a real concern, and being prepared and knowing how to handle the situation correctly is a matter of life and death.
Is active shooter training a workplace requirement?
Everyone has the right to a safe working environment. OSHA does not have a specific standard for workplace violence. However, under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act, or the Act), the extent of an employer's obligation to address workplace violence is governed by the General Duty Clause, which is often interpreted to include protection from workplace violence. https://www.osha.gov/workplace-violence
OSHA believes that a well-written and implemented workplace violence prevention program, combined with engineering controls, administrative controls and training can reduce the incidence of workplace violence in both the private sector and federal workplaces.
This can be a separate workplace violence prevention program or can be incorporated into a safety and health program, employee handbook, or manual of standard operating procedures. It is critical to ensure that all workers know the policy and understand that all claims of workplace violence will be investigated and remedied promptly. In addition, OSHA encourages employers to develop additional methods as necessary to protect employees in high risk industries.
If you want to ensure a safe work environment for your business and your team, it’s important to include preparation for active shooter situations. Our specialized AVERT 2-hour workshop will give your team the knowledge and tools needed to respond when the unimaginable ever happens. With the help of AVERT format, your team will understand warning signs of potential violence and learn how to develop situational awareness; how to assist others with traumatic bleeding injuries; and when there are no other options but to fight.... what does that "fight" look like and what can your team do to save their lives and/or disarm the assailant.
Find out more about our corporate active shooter response training and how it can help your business.
LifeSafety365 Safety Workshops
Safety, Security, or Human Resource managers within corporations can host workshops for their emergency response teams, facility’s workforce, or employees. Property management firms can sponsor workshops for tenants as part of the building’s safety program. The LS365 Community workshop is a positive experience that can contribute to and enhance your emergency response plan. The programs are short, but practical learning experiences are structured so they are efficient and engaging. We’d be glad to discuss putting together a LifeSafety365 Community Workshop for your organization.
Offered through the Health and Safety Institute (HSI), in partnership with Fairfield Medical Center and the Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute, Hands-On Practical Experience (HOPE) CPR courses are now available.
The goal is a simple one: to save as many lives as possible. HOPE is designed for anyone who desires potentially life-saving hands-on practical experience in chest compression-only CPR; children attending school, family members and friends, community members, education, business, or religious communities.
Beyond “offering HOPE” to employees and visitors in the event of sudden cardiac arrest, a free HOPE course is a positive educational experience that can contribute to an effective program of safety and health training. As a short, but practical learning experience, HOPE is both efficient and engaging. It can used to increase health awareness; to bolster support for existing safety and health compliance efforts; to improve morale; and to encourage safe and healthful working conditions. Free HOPE training can be extended to family members of staff, customers, and the community as one element of corporate citizenship effort to demonstrate a positive community impact.
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STOP THE BLEED®
STOP THE BLEED® is a national campaign intended to train, equip and empower bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The program has trained over 1.5 million worldwide on how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person. Imagine the response from the community when they have the knowledge, training, and accessible first aid equipment. I'm sure they would be more empowered to take action and begin applying pressure to control the bleeding of a shooting victim and fewer cellphone recordings of the incident. So arming bystanders with basic control bleeding skills may prove life-saving.
AED Acquisition and Management
If a person drops of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), an AED can be used until emergency medical services arrive. With SCA, time is a crucial factor. For every minute without getting defibrillation or high-quality CPR, the chances for survival decrease 7 to 10%. This means after 10 minutes without help, very few people survive. LifeSafety365 can help with AED purchases, management of equipment, and training.
AEDs save lives! Are you AED ready? Ask how to get started, today!
Visit the AED page to learn more about the benefits of early defibrillation, the importance of public access to an AED. See the selection of AEDs we offer.