The Importance of First Aid and CPR Training

While companies and businesses in these specific industries work hard to maintain OSHA compliance in order to avoid expensive fines and penalties, there are certainly more important considerations – like worker safety – for these companies to keep in mind.  Further, many companies that are not required under OSHA regulations to provide such training still do so in the best interest of their workers.

Training your employees in first aid and CPR procedures will help keep your employees as safe as possible in the event of an accident or medical emergency.  And while some companies train certain staff members in first aid and CPR, many businesses are now discovering the advantages of having all their employees go through such safety training.  The following is a list of just some of these advantages:

  • When employees are trained in first aid and CPR, there is an emphasis on safety that helps to reduce accidents simply because employees are more aware of safe practices.
  • First aid and CPR save lives in cases of severe injuries or critical medical emergencies when time is of the essence.
  • When employees are trained on how to respond in emergency medical situations there is less confusion, chaos, and fear of doing harm.
  • Employees can more efficiently respond to injuries or accidents because they are actually aware of where the first aid kit is, what it contains, and how to use it.
  • Insurance companies often offer discounts on premiums when a company has worked to reduce workplace accidents and its staff is trained in first aid and CPR.
  • Studies have shown that investing in such training programs can reduce a company’s overall health care and absenteeism costs.
  • First aid and CPR training can help you to attract new employees.  That’s because it demonstrates that your company truly values the health and well-being of its employees.

There are so many important reasons to make sure your employees are trained in first aid and CPR.  Further, when you work through a safety services company you might be surprised at how affordable it is to offer such training.  With all this in mind, you should ask yourself whether your company can afford not to offer such training.

via The Importance of First Aid and CPR Training – Proactive Safety Services.

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