A recent study from Liberty Mutual Insurance found U.S. employers lost nearly $60 billion due to workplace accidents and injuries that caused people to miss more than six days of work in 2014¹.
That’s nearly 60 billion reasons to make sure your business’ employees or your organization’s members have completed a basic First Aid or CPR course so they know what to do in case of an emergency.
“This option is, for most employers, a feasible and low-cost way to protect employees,” OSHA’s Richard Fairfax wrote in a 2007 letter explaining his agency’s recommendation that every business have at least one employee who knows First Aid and CPR².
Fairfax explained people who suffer from a serious injury – stopped breathing, cardiac arrest, or uncontrolled bleeding – need immediate first aid treatment if they want to avoid a permanent medical impairment or death.
Staff members with Gibson Protective Services echoed this statement in a blog post that also cited increased employee morale, increased workplace safety, and the fact your employees or members will take what they’ve learned and use it in their community as reasons why first aid and CPR training are important³.
Follow this link to learn about how you can host a first aid or CPR training course at your business or organization today. You’ll need a minimum of six people interested in taking the course and then have the option of having the Red Cross send over one of its instructors or putting one of your own people through a Red Cross instructor training program so they can teach the course themselves.