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Monthly Archives: October 2016



  • Meals on Wheels

    Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular in cities around the country due to their convenience and unique food options. There are even Gourmet Food Truck Festivals around the US, and guides to help gourmands and vacationers find them to explore the mobile munchies

    Food Truck Festival

    One food truck in Los Angeles, gave the food truck phenomena a new twist - We've talked about Food & Hunger in the past; well this food truck serves free burritos to homeless people in the community. According to the Huffington Post, he Share A Meal food truck is run by nonprofit Khalsa Peace Corps and they started the program in 2009 out of a desire to serve the community. Every Monday through Friday, the Share A Meal truck goes out to different areas in Los Angeles with volunteers making anywhere from 150 to 250 burritos per night!

  • Body Language

    body-languageBodies tell us much - in Health and Medicine, they give clues to ailments and potential issues, in business and interpersonal relationships they give us clues to what is hidden in the mind.

    Whether a CPR instructor teaching at the front of a training room or a worker communicating with another, body language can impart the message you would like it to, or can send a missive imparting something you would rather not share.

    "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." Body language habits are some of the toughest habits to break because we hardly ever notice them. Business Insider compiled a list of the
    nine most common body language habits that are hard to quit. Fidgeting and slouching are very common body language habits among business professionals. Slouching can be difficult to
    overcome, especially when you are sitting at a desk the majority of the day. Also, appearing distracted and checking your phone when communicating can be seen as rude and uncaring.

    BI_GRAPHICS_Horrible_body_languageYu Han/Business Insider


  • Food & Hunger

    Did you ever wonder where all of the leftover food from a buffet goes after close? Food-waste

    With health laws, consumer "perfection perception", and business greed a great deal of food goes unused while millions worldwide are near starvation.

    According to The Guardian, almost half the food produced in the US goes to waste.

    World Food Day took place a week ago, highlighting some of the worst waster, including:

    Worldwide Food Waste Facts

    • Every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons)
    • The amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereals crops (2.3 billion tons in 2009/10)

    North American Food Waste Facts

    • In the USA, organic waste is the second highest component of landfills, which are the largest source of methane emissions
    • In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month

    Restaurants are huge food abusers - not by malicious intent necessarily, but because their patrons demand perfect presentation and large volume for their spending dollars - but they don't eat  what the demand. A new app, BuffetGo, solves that problem! It allows users to buy leftover food from a restaurant's buffet for as little as one dollar. They estimate that it saves more than 240,000 portions of food from landfills per day. The company also donates twenty percent of the profit to the United Nations World Food Program. As of right now there are only a few places in New York City that are enrolled in the program, but the founder told Huffington Post that it plans to expand soon!


    Think. Be a smart shopper and think about what you are buying and when it will be eaten. Wasting food is often a subconscious act – become aware of how much food you throw away. Plan meals and use shopping lists. Bring your leftovers home from restaurants in reusable containers.

    Eat. Become a more mindful eater.  Eyes bigger than your stomach? Request smaller portions and become a leftovers guru.

    Save. Save your food, save your money and save the environment. Donate to food banks and become a conscious consumer.

  • 6 Suggestions For Hosting Safety Meetings that Get Results

    Here are some tips which can enable you to engage your staff during regular safety meetings.

    1. Select an Issue or Topic

    Safety & Security meetings should concentrate on the facets of your own safety programs and address workplace risks inherent in your everyday processes. Safety meeting topics should, offer useful such as:

    -- refresher training opportunities
    -- incorporate operational changes or new regulatory changes
    -- address dangerous practices or challenges when faced with time constraints
    -- contain to mention harm tendencies

    Selecting a topic shouldn't be a last minute selection; it should assist you in successfully meeting your safety meeting goals and perhaps help you think of new safety meeting topics for future meetings.

    2. Accumulate Resources

    Consult managers to discuss details about their own experiences of close calls with harm. Learn what supervisors consider to be common challenges to the current approaches to safety. Are there any compliance problems which should be addressed? The better you accumulate "real life" input about your own workplace, the more interesting your safety meeting programs will be since you will have the ability to us actual examples from your own business to exemplify points.

    3. Select an Assembly Format

    There are several techniques you'll be able to incorporate to make the guidance more memorable, depending upon area and the formality of your meeting:

    -- Lecture. This should be only a little part of your meeting time.
    -- Audio/Visuals.
    -- Handouts. Giving written suggestions and exercises to conclude during or after the assembly helps strengthen the advice.
    -- Demonstrations.
    --Guest Speakers.

    Develop several icebreaker questions to help get each safety meeting off on the right foot.

    4. When you have determined the location and a date for your meeting, use paycheck stuffers, posters, and other communications that are recognized procedures to support attendance and engagement. This should get OSHA safety meeting topics heard by workers and assist them to engage in the discussion.

    5. Be professional and prepared. That means assessing other digital equipment or the VCR to ensure it's cued at the right place before the assembly starts!

    Conclude with a brief summary and your expectations.

    -- Consider your audience's skill level, age and educational level.

    Find opportunities to give verbal acknowledgement to workers for observations, appropriate solutions and behaviors. Never call out workers for unsafe behaviors, instead, when addressing problems, do it with an emphasis on issue resolution.

    -- Evaluate your meetings to ascertain what workers believe works and what does not.

    -- Maintain records of what was discussed and who attended. Workers should be held responsible for what they've each separately,.

    6.  Work Together As A Team

    -- Although the meeting is being ultimately led by one person, allow groups of folks to work collectively during preparation and actions of each assembly.

    Need help coming up with great OSHA safety meeting topics? American CPR Training® has many safety meeting topics to select from that'll meet your company's needs!


  • Assembly Line

    PP_blinkDid you know that on this day in 1913 Ford Motor Company instituted the world's very first moving assembly line for the Model-T?

    This occurred at Henry Ford's Highland Park, MI factory. This first assembly line cut down the man-hours required to build a Model-T from twelve hours to two and a half!

    The increase in productivity allowed Ford to accomplish his dream of making, and pricing, a vehicle that is affordable to ordinary consumers. Check out the full article here:

    Prestan Manikins with Light Monitors allows CPR Instructors to perform training in a similar manner, lining up larger groups of students for training. The light monitors both allow the students to view, understand and improve their own CPR practice performance during the hands-on training in the class - but the light monitors also allow an Instructor to know from across the room if a bystander learning CPR is performing CPR at the correct rate, depth and ratio required for most effective lifesaving!

    Prestan manikins are the present and future of CPR Training manikins with their revolutionary CPR Rate Monitor that allows for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding the rate of chest compressions. The visual feedback from the CPR Rate Monitor gives students a real life feel of delivering 100 compressions per minute. You add on a clicker sound as the chest is pushed to the appropriate depth, allowing them to experience the true force needed to deliver real life chest compressions and the option to teach with a jaw thrust maneuver.


    Prestan Professional manikins are definitely in a class of their own. Prestan Professional manikins are some of the more realistic to the eye and the touch on the market. We offer Adult, Child and Infant size manikins that all have their own unique features that keep to what they are suppose to represent. With the clamshell design that makes it very easy to change out lung bags to Prestan's CPR Rate Monitor that allows for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding the rate of chest compression, Prestan manikins are in a class of their own in regard to innovative and ingenious features and design. They are available in single or multi-pack for class training purposes and also available in three different colors.

  • Nap

    Mid afternoon naps are healthy! Do you often hit an afternoon wall of drowsiness?

    sleepWell,  according to experts, midafternoon naps are healthy. A short catnap can be very beneficialbeneficial to your health and productivity! A nap of about twenty minutes will help you enhance your alertness and concentration, elevate your mood, and sharpen motor skills. If you are looking to be more alert upon waking, they recommend to drink a cup of coffee before your nap. This is because caffeine takes 20 to 30 minutes in order to take effect

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