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    It can be easy to get down on yourself sometimes, to beat up on yourself for not doing a better job, but you are probably doing far better than you realize. Maybe it's time to pat yourself on
    the back for all the things you are doing right. Do you learn from your mistakes? Seek new opportunities? Pursue your passions and believe in yourself? Great! You are already on the road to success. How about not giving up? Embracing challenges and facing fears? Being healthy and helping others?

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  • DISASTER, SURVIVAL, PREPARATION

    To prepare for an emergency and/or disaster, it not only takes thoroughness but also an understanding of what is needed, what are the most important items for survival and how much food is needed to survive for at least 72 hours. We have everything you need or want in regard to Disaster Preparation. You don't have to be a hardcore prepper gearing up for the Zombie Apocalypse or even TEOTWAWKI to gear up for disastrous natural occurrences. We have 72 Hour Survival kits that can be used in case of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes etc., Classroom and Blackout Survival Kits, Emergency Food and Water, Shelter and Sleeping Supplies, Lighting and Heating and so much more. With American Red cross, FEMA and C.E.R.T recommended supplies, you can feel comfortable knowing our products are durable, long-lasting and of the highest quality. Always be prepared!

    WHAT IS TEOTWAWKI ANYWAY? Its an acronym that is used in the Survivalists world meaning "The End of The World As We Know It" - Survivalists are known for anticipating and prepping for disaster or cataclysmic natural events where their preparation and training will come into play. This may include  preparation such as having emergency medical training or storing food and water to more aggressive techniques including self-defense training or the construction of survival structures. To a Survivalist, being prepared is half the battle!

    While the 72 hour rule was laid down years ago by the US Coast Guard (as was the 1200 calorie/day guide for food) more recent events - Katrina as an example have led both Survivalist and Government Agencies to promote longer term preparation... as well as higher sustenance levels per day. Are you assured of rescue or support in just 3 days? Not necessarily.  Also, while you can live on 1200 calories per day (especially if lying around in a raft awaiting pick up) but if you are trekking to safety or involved in strenuous activity such as rescuing others - you will need more than that.

    Think about what your survival needs may really be - and then prepare for 50% more than that!

    OKTPWhen a disaster or urgent emergency occurs, being able to survive where you are or needing to bug out is the first big decision that needs to be made. We have a line of Emergency Survival Kits to fully cover these tasks. Whether it is a simple blackout, a classroom lockdown, fire, or flooding, we have all types of kits to cover you in these situations. These include Survival Mini Packs, Honey Buckets for Classroom Lockdowns, Basic, Deluxe and Elite Survivals kits that depend on your needs and Survival Kits that are focused on Long term Food Storage. With brands like Guardian, you know whichever kit, bugout bag, or food storage kit you choose, your supplies will be of the highest quality. Always be prepared!

    We know that not everyone is the same, no two disasters are the same nor are your personal needs the same. The most important thing when choosing a survival kit is what fits for you and your environment, what disasters you can expect and if it needs to be fully portable. There are mini kits out there including our line of Classroom Lockdown kits, Survival "mini" Kits, Vehicle Kits, and Military-type survival kits. You wouldn't want to have a mini kit for a Classroom lockdown kit as the Mini's only support 1-2 two people at the most - you would need a Lockdown kit to use for 30 people. At the same time you would want to have a Bucket Survival kit as a "bug-out" bag if you needed to get out of Dodge as quickly as you can. Make sure you choose the correct Survival kit for your needs. The most important thing though is to be prepared no matter what!

  • Electrical Safety: 10 Dumb Things

    Dumb ElectrictyWe've talked about Home Electrical SafetyHigh Voltage & Effects of electric current in the human body. As a serious cause of death in-of-itself, and by causing sudden cardiac arrest, we want to assure our readers understand the dangers of working with electricity at home and at work.

    Anyone who works with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything that could possibly be live. However, even the best of us can make mistakes when pushed for time.

    electrical-safety-tileBecause electricity is all around us, having some type of working knowledge of hazards, and emergencies attributed to electricity is important. Since electricity lights up our homes, powers much of the machinery and equipment that we use, and runs many of our tools, most employees take it for granted. Yet electricity can also be dangerous. Employees need to know how electricity works, and what they should do to protect themselves from its hazards. Our training products on Electrical Safety remind employees about electrical hazards they may face in their jobs, and provides the information they need to work safely around electricity. This program will also assist in satisfying the OSHA training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.331 (Electrical Safety Standard) for non-qualified employees.

    Occupations that face a higher than normal risk for an electrical accident - blue collar supervisor, electrical and electronic engineers, electricians, industrial machine operators, material handling equipment operators mechanics and repairers. NOTE: The workers in these groups do not need to be trained if their work or the work of those under their supervision are not close enough to exposed electrical parts that operate at 50 Volts or more.

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    Download the white paper "10 dumb things smart people do when testing electricity" that provides you and your teams with a handy, helpful checklist of what not to do when taking electrical measurements. The paper also provides a comprehensive list of the latest PPE categories and requirements, as written into NFPA 70E 2015.

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  • Healthy Grilling Recipes

    As a CPR training organization, healthy lifestyle, including moderate regular cardiovascular exercise, avoiding cholesterol, and managing weight are core principles to us - these are all controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac arrest.

    With Summer upon us and backyard cookouts in the offing, we thought it appropriate to share these Healthy Grilling Recipes from Million Hearts to help you go beyond burgers and hot dogs, and enjoy healthier options for the grill:

  • Updated Training on Bloodborne Pathogens

    Bloodborne pathogens are too small to see with the naked eye, but they pose health risks that are too big to ignore. They're the disease-causing micro-organisms found in human blood, as well as human blood components and products.

    Bloodborne diseases continue to pose major health problems. Increasing infection rates for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are now making them as serious a concern as HIV, the virus which can often lead to AIDS. So it's more important than ever for your customers' employees to understand the hazards of bloodborne pathogens, the policies and practices that can prevent their transmission, and the OSHA regulations that address them. Also read: Bloodborne Pathogen standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)

    Our "Bloodborne Pathogens" training products provide this essential information while assisting employers in fulfilling the training requirements contained in the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. And the training is available in three versions tailored specifically to the needs of your customers in three key industries.

    Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities is part of the Regulatory Compliance Series and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002469EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002469EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 27 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002460ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002460EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" written Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"

    Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments is also part of the Regulatory Compliance Series Series and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002459EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002459EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 26 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002450ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and  remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002450EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" written Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"

    Bloodborne Pathgens in Commercial and Industrial Facilities is part of the Regulatory Compliance Series Series as well, and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002449EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002449EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 20 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002440ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002440EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"


    Prefer Instructor-Led Live Instruction in Bloodborne Pathogens Safety?

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    Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions Training

    Bloodborne Pathogens


    Need Bodily Fluid Spill Clean up Kits or Supplies?

    Bloodborne pathogen spill kits and protective products Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Any type of sharp objects such as needles can expose you or your co-workers to these bloodborne pathogens. To limit you and your co-workers from potentially infectious materials we have Bloodborne protection and personal protection kits plus supplies to protect you from harmful and infectious materials. We have every type of antimicrobial, germicide, barrier making, disinfectant, PPE product that you can dream of. We are here to block and protect you from any infectious material or critter that is out there and to make sure you keep safe at home or in your work place.
  • The Eye of the Storm and the Heart of Huricane Season

    As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ reminds you that we are well into Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. If you do not already have one, you need to prepare your emergency supply kit now.

    Some other weather ready suggestions can be found in these helpful articles:

    Also - if you have a smartphone, download the FEMA App to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the U.S. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips. Share disaster damage photos on a verified photo-sharing platform. Prepare ahead of time with an emergency kit checklist and safety reminders. Get directions to open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person.

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  • Procrastination = Death

    Don't wait - CPR & AED saves lives!

    Learn CPR and make sure your facility is equipped with an AED!

  • 'Thank God for that squirrel'

    This is funny!

    A squirrel had caused a short circuit that knocked out power, two power linemen were dispatched to an 80-year-old man’s home for the outage and discovered the unresponsive octogenarian in the road.

    The linemen called 911 and the operator instructed the men to use an AED on the victim. After the AED’s automatic scan, it instructed them to begin CPR.

    80 year old Jack Purvis is alive today, thanks to 911, CPR, and AED, two power linemen ( Dan Paul and Chase Horton ) and a squirrel.

    “Thank God for that squirrel,” Purvis said. (Also a reminder to learn CPR and how to use an AED, and apply for an AED Grant!)squirrel

    Read the story in NWF DailyNews

  • Summertime

    Today is the First Day of Summer! (or so the calendar tells us - Meteorological Summer, or "real summer" began June 1st)

    SummerSafetySummer is about fun and out-of-doors play, including cooling off in and around the water - it also brings risks of illness and injury that are much different than other seasons.. here are a few helpful articles to help to stay safe while enjoying the sun and fun:

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