Why Employers Must Provide First Aid And CPR Training?
All business owners and managers have an obligation to keep the workplace safe. To do this involves three basic elements: steps to prevent or minimize accidents, adequate first aid supplies and proper first aid and cpr training.
Every employer should provide training to make sure its employees know what to do, how to do it and who is in charge in case a first aid or emergency situation occurs.
Proper first aid training not only satisfies provincial requirements, but fosters good will among employees, who recognize the care that their company expends to provide a safe and healthy environment for its most valuable asset: its employees.
Whether employees work in a high-hazard or low-hazard environment, they face a variety of risks. Shock, bleeding, poisonings, burns, temperature extremes, musculoskeletal injuries, bites and stings, medical emergencies and distressed employees in confined spaces are just a sampling of the first aid emergencies which might be encountered in your business.
These risks are compounded when employees don’t feel well. Their lack of concentration can result in costly injuries. Continue reading Why Employers Must Provide First Aid And CPR Training?
What Can An Employer Do To Prevent Workplace Violence?
Facts about Workplace Violence
Recognition of the dangers of workplace violence has reached peak levels in the last few years. A news report released on February 16, 2007 from Statistics Canada identified that almost 20% of all incidents of violence, including physical assault, sexual assault and robbery occurs in the victim’s workplace. In the US, 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence. Almost 10% of US fatal work injuries were attributed to homicides in 2005. In fact, homicides in the workplace rated #4 as the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the US. These statistics are staggering and only serve to underline the importance of recognizing workplace violence as a serious threat within any organization.
Injuries In Your Workplace Are Costly – Get Workplace Safety Training
Knowing how to avoid hazards in the workplace can help keep you and your employees safe from injury. Do your employees know how to work safely? Do you know your health and safety responsibilities as an employer?
On July 1st 2014, basic health and safety training became a requirement in the province of Ontario.
All employers must now keep a record of Basic Awareness Training on health and safety for their supervisors and workers.
Your health and safety training program must cover:
- Duties and rights of workers, employers and supervisors
- Roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees
- The role of the organizations involved in occupational health and safety
- Common workplace hazards
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Occupational illnesses
You must appoint a supervisor and provide training within one week of his or her start in the health and safety role. Continue reading Injuries In Your Workplace Are Costly – Get Workplace Safety Training