Posts by Safe + Sound

News for Employers – Workplace First Aid Certifications in BC

Great news regarding workplace first aid certification! Effective September 1 2018, both Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid (EFA) and Standard First Aid (SFA) will be recognized as equivalent to Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1, also known as Workplace Emergency First Aid (WEFA). Unlike the Level 1 program, Red Cross EFA and SFA certification…

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Would you give first aid if it meant risking your job?

This is a question that library staff in Fraser Valley, B.C, now have to consider after being ordered not to perform first aid in emergencies. Imagine this question on a multiple choice test. Q: You are working in the library and you see a person fall to the floor. What should you do? A:   …

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How Mental Health First Aid Training Saves Employers Money

As a responsible employer, you provide a physically safe environment for your workers. But what about their psychological health and safety? Are you doing enough to help your staff be their best selves at work? Supporting your employees’ mental health with Mental Health First Aid training, can improve productivity, reduce absences, and increase worker retention.…

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Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence

On May 11 2017 I attended the Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence event at the Hard Rock Casino. Presented by the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee, this event is a celebration of those who have improved the lives of children aged birth to 6 years and their families in the Tri-Cities. As…

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Nitroglycerin or Aspirin – which is best for a heart attack victim?

When a person is experiencing a heart attack, should you give them Aspirin or Nitroglycerin? If you suspect that a person is having a heat attack, the most important thing to do is to call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t do anything before calling 9-1-1. Heart attacks are usually caused by atherosclerosis (the build up of plaque on…

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Who is the hero in your workplace?   

In every workplace there is a quiet hero. The hero in your workplace is not the boss with the shiny new Mercedes or the sales rep with the highest number of sales. It is not the person who unjams the photocopier or brings the coffee and donuts. The hero could be the parking attendant, the…

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Black Friday First Aid & CPR Training BOGO Special!

Register for a Red Cross First Aid & CPR course and bring a friend or family member to the course for FREE! OFFER DETAILS: Valid for registrations made between November 25 and November 27 2016. Applies to courses taking place between November 25 and December 30 2016. Subject to availability and our standard terms and…

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Why smart employers provide Mental Health First Aid Training in the workplace

The Cost of Mental Illness in Canada According to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life. Individuals with a mental illness are much less likely to…

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