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Hitting the Panic Button

By Dianne Rende Everyone has a panic button. It is a natural protective internal system that causes us to react in life threatening situations. First aid situations can trigger a person’s panic button. Did you hear about the paramedic that


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May is Vision Health Month. Do You Know What to do in an Eye Emergency?

By Dianne Rende Any injury to the eye could potentially lead to a loss of sight, which is why knowing first aid for the eye is so important. First Aid for the Eye To locate and remove a loose foreign particle


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 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Buyer’s Guide

By Dianne Rende Because of their dramatic impact on survival rates and their incredible ease of use, more and more Automated External Defibrillator’s (AED) are popping up in public places as part of Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Programs. Many workplaces have


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First Aid and CPR are changing once again – for the better

By Dianne Rende Five major agencies including St. John Ambulance, Canadian Red Cross, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Ski Patrol and the Lifesaving Society are implementing improvements to first aid and CPR practices. Approximately every five years, the


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5 steps to meeting your occupational health and safety requirements

By Dianne Rende While Occupational Health and Safety requirements differ from business to business, and province to province, there are a few steps that can help determine the needs of a workplace. We recommend consulting the relevant province or territory


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Sprains, Strains and Automobiles

By Dianne Rende The most recent statistics published by the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)1 reports that although the workforce has grown by almost 9%, the number of registered claims has decreased by 36% and injured workers are returning


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Saving a Life is Shockingly Simple

By Dianne Rende November is CPR month.  Open your wallet and take out your certificate.  Is it dusty or more than three years old?  Then it is time to renew it.  There are no longer any expiry dates on CPR


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5 Signs Your First Aid Instructor Is Not Teaching to Ontario Standards

 By Dianne Rende How do you know if your first aid training provider is delivering the Ontario required first aid curriculum to your employees?   Most employers will assume that if they pay a company a fee for the delivery of


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June Has Been a Deadly Month on Ontario Roads

By Dianne Rende Earlier this week the OPP released a statement to inform the public that 27 people had died on Ontario roads in June alone, and since then, three more people have lost their lives. To date more than


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The Bandage Solution

By Dianne Rende If your workplace is like most in Ontario, you will be on the hunt for a bandage when you get a simple paper cut.  Why do you go on these investigative searches?  Because the adhesive bandage is


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