American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED Training
About Slate Medical LLC
Slate Medical LLC (Slate Medical) provides first aid & CPR supplies and training to assist organizations with building and maintaining their workplace first aid programs.
The founding mission of Slate Medical is to educate as many people as possible about recognizing and responding to sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, and other medical emergencies.
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Why get trained in CPR?
Heart disease (which includes heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest) continues to be the #1 cause of death in the United States -- CDC
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of cardiac emergencies; activating EMS by calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number; and providing immediate care in the form of CPR and using an AED is part of the Cardiac Chain of Survival that saves lives. For each minute that CPR and defibrillation are delayed, the chance for survival is reduced by about 10 percent.
About the American Red Cross
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. It provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross is not a government agency and it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its humanitarian work.
A workplace first aid program is part of a comprehensive safety and health management system that includes first aid supplies and training in first aid and CPR. The Federal OSHA first aid standard (29 CFR 1910.151) generally requires employers to have people trained in first aid and to have adequate quantities of first aid supplies readily available. Employers are responsible for determining the need for additional types and quantities of first aid supplies and equipment unique to their workplace by reviewing their log of work-related injuries and illnesses and other records.
Employers are required to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) when employees could be exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. In addition, employers are required to have suitable equipment for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body if exposed to injurious materials.
Federal OSHA has a publication describing the requirements of workplace first aid programs: OSHA First Aid Guide
Slate Medical LLC does not provide legal advice or provide medical care; and does not guarantee compliance with federal or state OSHA requirements.
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