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Health & Safety Services Workplace Programs

At the American Red Cross, we're committed to being your first choice for safety training.  As the industry leader, we're dedicated to bringing you the latest, most reliable skills in the way that best supports the needs of your organization.

American Red Cross Health and Safety training is the solution to your workplace safety needs.  Designed to fit your schedule and your budget, it's an inexpensive way to increase health awareness, reduce the risk of injuries and accidents on the job, and potentially save lives.

Workplace training demonstrates your concern for employees' safety and well-being.  Safety training also helps you contain and prevent the expenses associated with on-the-job injuries and illnesses.  It's a win-win proposition that builds productivity and morale while protecting your operations.

Meet Training Standards
American Red Cross workplace safety training meets the first aid guidelines identified by OSHA, as well as Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2000 Guidelines.

Reach More Employees
Each course combines visual, auditory and hands-on training to engage a range of learning styles.  To ensure effective training for all, text is easy to read and understand.

Focus on your Workplace Needs
Authorized Red Cross instructors will assess your workplace safety needs and work with you to focus training sessions on your unique risks and opportunities.

Maximize Training Potential
For optimal training flexibility, consider becoming an American Red Cross Authorized Provider.  We'll train your staff instructors to deliver Red Cross courses and provide continuing support and evaluation that keeps your training first rate.

COURSES
Choose one of our core courses, Workplace Training:  Standard First Aid or Adult CPR/Automated External Defibrillation (AED).  Then add a supplemental module such as Ergonomics; Slips, Trips, and Falls; Back Injury Prevention; Workplace Violence Awareness or Your Heart Matters and Heart Attack Warning Signs.

Workplace Training: Standard First Aid (5 1/2 hours)
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.  Standard First Aid is also available in a 6 1/2 hour course with AED training included.

Adult CPR/AED (4 1/2 hours)
Hands-on skills-training for adult CPR and AED prepares participants to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Adult CPR (4 hours)
Learn how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults.

Infant and Child CPR (6 1/2 hours)
Designed for childcare providers, teachers, parents and others who care for children, this course teaches how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies and how to use the EMS system effectively.  Participants take home a refresher skills card as well as information about preventing injuries.  This course applies to infants and children up to 8 years. Infant CPR is also available separately as a 4 hour course that applies to infants up to 12 months; Child CPR (4 hours) is available separately and applies to children age 1 to 8 years.

AED Essentials (2 hours)
Individuals currently certified in Adult CPR learn how to safely use an AED to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Injury Control Modules (1 hour each)
Focusing on common causes of worksite injuries and key health risks, these one-hour awareness-level modules highlight risks and promote prevention.  Self-assessments help employees recognize risky habits.  Demonstrations and lively discussions reinforce practical prevention tips.  Modules include:  Ergonomics; Slips, Trips and Falls; Back Injury Prevention; Workplace Violence Awareness; Managing Stress; and Your Heart Matters.

Preventing Disease Transmission. (2 hours)
A training module for employers and employees who, while on the job, may be exposed to blood or other body fluids that could cause infection.  Employers can offer this program as part of their compliance with OSHA regulations.

Oxygen Administration (2 hours)
Laypersons can learn when and how to use supplemental oxygen and breathing devices.  Professional rescuers also learn advanced skills in airway management.

First Aid--When Help Is Delayed (2 hours)
This first aid course helps people prepare for and respond to an emergency where an EMS response could take 30 minutes or more.

For more information contact Kathy Schroeder at (609) 951-2133 or via email at schroederk@njredcross.org.

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