Health & Safety Institute Blog

December 18, 2014

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014 – Do You See Your Favorite?

Can you believe it?  The year 2014 is already coming to a close… and 2015 is starting in just
a few short weeks!  With that in mind, we wanted to do adescribe the image recap of the blog posts that you liked best throughout the year.

So without further ado, here are the top 5 blog posts for 2014 based on views!

1. CPR and OSHA’s Latest Electrical Power Regulation (1,361 views)

Posted April 8, 2014, this post talks about the update for Electrical Power Regulations that OSHA released that same month, which states that CPR is to be included in the first aid training provisions where applicable by the regulation.  Since electric shock is a serious and ever-present hazard to certain industries, CPR is necessary to revive an employee rendered unconscious by an electric shock.

Keep an eye out for more Electrical Changes in our January Blog posts!

2. Becoming a CPR Instructor in 2014 (1,186 views)

Posted January 2, 2014, this post was directed towards those currently exploring whether becoming a CPR, AED, and first aid instructor is the right job for you.  One of the highlights of this blog is showcasing some of the stories and blog comments we’ve collected about why people teach lifesaving skills to their communities and businesses.

Download our eBook, Work that Touches the Heart, for comments and stories, how to become an instructorfor ASHI and MEDIC First Aid, how to use our reciprocity option if you are already an instructor, some thoughts on starting your own business, and more.

3. Common Misconceptions about AEDs (1,183 views)

Posted on September 8, 2014, we shared this blog to take the mystery out of AEDs.  This post gives you a straight-to-the-point overview of some common misconceptions about AEDs and what happens when you use them. One of the best ways to take the scary out of using an AED, as with so many things, is a good old-fashioned dose of practice. 

Learn how shockingly easy it is to use an AED by taking a class today!

4. Dealing with Extreme Cold, Hypothermia, and Frostbite (1,131 views)

Posted on January 7, 2014, this post shares some emergency care techniques and video clips from our programs concerning a few of the most common emergencies that can occur in cold weather, like hypothermia, frostbite, and other types of cold stress.  With winter in our midst right now, it might be a good idea to re-read this one!

For more great tips and videos, keep checking our blog and a special note for our safety professional readers: we offer cold stress and related courses to help you keep your employees safe during challenging winter conditions. Take a look! >>

5. Pandemics – Ebola and Entrovirus in the News (1,020 views)

Posted on October 9, 2014, this blog was written to bring attention to two virulent diseases that were in the news around that time, as well as to address what precautions you should take with cold and flu season well underway.

Stay updated on all things Ebola on the CDC website. >>


We hope you enjoyed rereading these popular posts from this past year! 

Didn’t see your favorite in our list? Share it  in the comments!




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