First aid provides the initial and immediate attention to a person suffering an injury or illness and in extreme cases a quick first aid response could mean the difference between life and death. In some cases, first aid can reduce the severity of the injury or illness and can also calm the injured person, reducing stress and anxiety.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 40% of workers injured have been on the job less than one year. Why are new workers more likely to be hurt? The main reason given is a lack of safety information from the employer. In a BLS study of workers injured while operating power saws, nearly one in five said that no safety training on the equipment had been provided.
Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and that you are ready to work together to create a culture of safety within your organization for 2013.
Welcome back. Our Blog topic this week is Slips, Trips and Falls in the workplace and we thought we would share some staggering statistics with you.