My name is Gordon Gillis, CEO of Safety Services Hawai’i.
At Safety Services Hawaii we offer a wide array of Safety Services aimed at:
- Improving the safety standards of your business,
- Ensuring you meet OSHA compliance, and
- Giving you access to all the best tools, teachers, and trainings you might possibly need to save your business money and keep your workers’ safe, happy, and productive.
On this page I’m going to talk to you about our First Aid, CPR, & AED training and certification programs.
To register for a First Aid, CPR, & AED course, please visit the registration page.To learn more about the course, keep reading.
What are the benefits of workplace first aid and CPR?
- When it comes to helping people in need, Safety Services Hawaii and the American Red Cross – one of the country’s most active charity organizations – is there to provide whatever assistance it can to give people the tools they need to overcome their challenging circumstances and prosper in the face of adversity.
- One of the most essential programs that the American Red Cross offers is first aid and CPR. You may not think about it much, but cardiac arrests and other life-threatening emergencies can occur when you least expect and can change everything as you know it within a moment’s time.
- With first aid and CPR knowledge, coming to the aid of someone in need is possible, and with the skills and confidence you’ll gain, you can tackle obstacles that may emerge with greater ease. While it can be useful in any setting, feeling positive about first aid and CPR abilities can be especially beneficial in the workplace.
Workplace First Aid & CPR
Choosing to participate in workplace first aid and CPR can be an excellent team-building exercise and can make you feel more connected with your fellow coworkers.
Understanding how to respond when an emergency breaks out at work can be integral in many ways, and you can utilize the skills you’ll gain in other environments if you need to. First aid and CPR training is mandatory for employees in the workplace and the courses offered by the American Red Cross are compliant with OSHA standards.
All the first aid and CPR courses are taught by trained Red Cross First Aid Instructors, who take part in a certification and recertification process to stay up-to-date on the latest guidelines.
OSHA and First Aid/CPR
In General Industry – 1910.151 Medical services and first aid
(b) In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.
In Construction Industry – 1926.50 Medical services and first aid
(c) In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, hospital, or physician, that is reasonably accessible in terms of time and distance to the worksite, which is available for the treatment of injured employees, a person who has a valid certificate in first-aid training from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the American Red Cross, or equivalent training that can be verified by documentary evidence, shall be available at the worksite to render first aid.
Purpose of The Course:
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program offers a choice of first aid, bloodborne pathogens, and CPR and AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience and is offered in traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats.
- Describe how to recognize an emergency and size up the scene.
- Explain how to activate and work with the emergency medical services (EMS) system.
- Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, including consent and the purpose of Good Samaritan laws.
- Identify how to reduce the risk of disease transmission when giving care.
- Demonstrate how to check a person who is responsive for life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions.
- Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
- Describe the links in the Cardiac Chain of Survival.
- Demonstrate CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
- Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of shock and describe appropriate first aid care for a person who is showing these signs and symptoms.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following sudden illnesses: breathing emergencies, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting and stroke.
- Describe methods used to control external bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
- Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control external bleeding.
- Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used and describe the basic principles of using a tourniquet.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries: burns; muscle, bone and joint injuries; and head, neck and spinal injuries, including concussion.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following environmental injuries and illnesses: heat-related illnesses, cold-related illnesses and poisoning.
The First Aid/CPR/AED program includes the following modules, any of which can be combined to form a course:
- First Aid
- CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
- AED (Adult/Child/Infant)
- Asthma Inhaler Training
- Epinephrine Auto Injector Training
- Tourniquet Application Training
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Certificate Issued and Validity Period
All First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are valid for 2 years from the date of course completion. Bloodborne Pathogens Training certification is valid for 1 year from the date of course completion. On successful completion of a course in the First Aid/CPR/AED program, participants receive American Red Cross certification specific to the course they completed.