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Can You Stop the Bleed?

Posted by Greg Freshour on Oct 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Two minutes. Maybe three; four if you're lucky — that's all the time you have to treat a serious hemorrhage before it's fatal. The fact that a person can bleed out in just two to four minutes is proof of how important it is to know how to stop massive bleeding.

While reading a blog article cannot adequately equip you to treat a life-threatening injury like severe hemorrhage (you need hands-on, scenario-based training for that), the information in this article provides a good starting point.

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Topics: General Prevention & Response Tips

9 Ways to Keep Employees Safe on the Manufacturing Floor

Posted by Chad Ayers on Oct 16, 2018 10:19:54 AM

Manufacturing jobs present a unique set of risks. The presence of hazardous materials and heavy machinery set the stage for all sorts of workplace accidents, not to mention the ever-present possibility of an intruder entering your facility and committing an act of violence. 

As an employer, it's your job to reduce risk and protect your workers' safety, but with the potential for so many types of accidents, preventing workplace-related injuries is no easy task. However, just because it's difficult doesn't mean it's impossible. Here are 9 ways you can begin guarding your employees' safety:

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Topics: Industrial Facilities

8 Tips for Church Safety Planning

Posted by Andy Sexton on Oct 9, 2018 8:04:00 AM

A place of worship is meant to be a peaceful place where people can walk through the door feeling welcome, safe, and secure. However, events like the Charleston, SC church shooting in 2015 have shaken church goers and ministry leaders, challenging them to evaluate their level of security at their places of worship. 

Countless active shooter incidents since then have reminded us that acts of violence are neither predictable nor rare, and no place — not even religious establishments — are immune to tragedy.

This is why safety planning is vital. With effective safety planning, your place of worship can proactively address safety concerns and be prepared to effectively act in a crisis. Here's how to get started with your church's safety plan:

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Topics: Places of Worship

6 Questions to Help You Identify School Safety Concerns

Posted by Andy Sexton on Oct 2, 2018 8:01:00 AM

With every school shooting we hear or read about in the news, we find ourselves asking the same questions: Why does this keep happening? And how can we stop it?

While there’s no good answer to either of those concerns, there are steps your school can take to identify safety concerns and limit risk. Here are 6 questions to consider as you assess how safe your school would be if an active shooter emergency were to occur.

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Topics: Schools

4 Things You Can Do NOW to Make Your Workplace Safer in Case of a Shooting

Posted by Chad Ayers on Sep 25, 2018 8:14:00 AM

Work can be stressful enough without also thinking about things like the possibility of an armed gunman walking through the front door of your business or place of employment.

However, thinking about the potential risk is your first step to survival if such a scenario were to occur. With workplace shootings becoming increasingly common, we can’t just refuse to watch the news and hope for the best. As much as we resist even the thought of danger, we must admit the risk and take precautionary steps today that could save your life and others.

Here are four ways you can start at your workplace:

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Topics: Corporations