Emergency First Aid Facts-Nosebleed

Emergency First Aid Fact # 872 There are a lot of myths out there regarding emergency first aid treatment. Every culture and family have their own remedies for anything that ails you. Our new series of 1001 first aid facts will reveal research-based essentials of what needs to be done.…

Worker safety lifeline fails

Six years after a Hamilton construction worker fell from 68th floor, inquest focuses on safety device Kevin Raposo was working on the 68th floor of a highrise building in Toronto in August 2013 when he fell to his death. After a self-retracting lifeline failed to save a Hamilton concrete worker…

Scavenger hunt to locate defibrillators!

Health professionals hope a giant scavenger hunt to locate GTA defibrillators saves lives: GTA Heart Map Challenge runs the entire month of March Gregg Lowe, an actor, is shown in a headshot where his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is visible. The ICD is a small device placed in a patient’s chest to…

AED saves NHL player!

Blues’ Bouwmeester remains hospitalized after bench collapse St. Louis Blues defenceman Jay Bouwmeester remained hospitalized and was undergoing tests Wednesday one day after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim. General manager Doug Armstrong said the 36-year old Bouwmeester was unresponsive after collapsing…

Rowan’s Law Named after Fallen Rugby Player

On March 6, 2018 Ontario saw a little-known law passed call Rowan’s Law. (3)  As most laws that bear a person’s name in Ontario, this law was passed posthumously. Rowan Stringer an up and coming rugby player. This registered nursing student in the Ottawa area looked at life joyfully  before…

Think you don’t need training?

Many people tell me they don’t need first aid training because they work in an office setting. I hate to break the new to you but, life happens. Unfortunately, a staff member of Niagaroma Spa was killed by a car inside the spa. Yes, inside the store. Take the time…

Who to train?

Workers Safety Board has been around in Ontario for a long time in one form or another. As far back as 1886 as the Workmen’s Compensation for Injury Act, then Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1914. The administration was known as the Workmen’s Compensation Board (WCB). “Workmen” was changed to “Workplace”…

Benefits from Benefits

Many companies struggle with the benefits of training outside the requirements. When you have multiple trainings that are required, where is the benefit to adding more cost, pressure of non-productive hours, back filling shifts and the list goes on. Although you’re not alone in this thinking. This is a short-term…