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Be Safe on the Roads this Memorial Day Weekend!

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We know you’re getting ready to grab your picnic baskets, pack up the kids, and motor off to a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend.

First Aid History and the Bureau of Mines

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Many of you know one of my side passions is the history of first aid and resuscitation. Over the years I have acquired a variety of items related to this history. I recently found a Mine Rescue and First Aid Training certificate issued in 1919 from the Bureau of Mines, under the U.S. Department of the Interior.

EMS Week is May 18-24, 2014


If ever there was a group of hard workers who deserved to be nationally recognized, it’s our local EMS crews. All across the country, these heroes respond to our crises and emergency situations with speed, skills, and compassion, exemplifying what the word “service” truly means.

Protect Yourself from those Spring and Summer Insects

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You’re out in the garden or tidying up at the worksite and ZAP! You’re doing some deep cleaning behind the sofa and OUCH!

Eye Safety at Work — What Can You Do?

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It doesn’t matter what you do for a living; your eyes are an important tool. Today’s blog offers some tips for keeping those peepers in good working order, and some first aid advice on what to do for severe eye injuries.

Oregon Governor Performs CPR in Portland Rescue


Three cheers for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber for coming to the aid of an unconscious woman on a Portland street on Monday, May 5.

Bring Electricity to the Forefront This May

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Where would we be without electricity?  The world as we know it would not be the same... no electric lights, no air conditioning, no nuclear plants. Present in our every day lives, electricity gives a wide variety of well-known effects, such as lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction, and electrical current - and something that we rely on every day.  So why not celebrate it, right?

EH&S Training - The Benefits You Need to Know

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We know that proper EH&S training is an essential tool in the way organizations function and works to lower accidents and incidents, but what may not be common knowledge is that safety training can be more than just training; it can help you and your company in other ways, too.

What other benefits do you want to look for in your EH&S training?

Take a Look at Renewable Energy and How it Affects Your Company

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With Earth Day fresh in our minds from Tuesday, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the use of renewable energy by companies across the United States, which is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Celebrate Earth Day with Health & Safety Institute


I remember when I was a kid, Earth Day meant that we would all be getting a little pine tree sent home with us to plant in the yard and that we all got to spend a little more time outside for recess – which was awesome for us kids! Now-a-days, Earth Day means the same thing but on a much higher scale. 

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