April Safety Tip: First-Aid

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. would like to stress the importance of safety as Spring is beginning to roll around. It is not how fast one can get things done, it is whether you are doing things safely.

Thousands of employees are killed or suffer serious injuries at work every year. Review these six simple first-aid tips to ensure that you are capable of providing aid to your co-workers:

  1. Unresponsive and not breathing
  • Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
  • Call 911 as soon as possible.
  • Push firmly downwards in the middle of the chest and then release.
  • Push at a regular rate until help arrives.
  1. Choking
  • Hit them firmly on their back between the shoulder blades to dislodge the object.
  • Call 911, if necessary.
  1. Unresponsive and breathing
  • Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.
  • Move them onto their side and tilt their head back.
  • Call 911, as soon as possible.
  1. Heavy bleeding
  • Put pressure on the wound to stop or slow down the flow of blood.
  • Call 911, as soon as possible.
  • Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.
  1. Burns
  • Cool the burn under cold, running water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Loosely cover the burn with cling film or a clean plastic bag.
  • Call 911, if necessary.
  1. Broken bone
  • Have the person support the injury with his or her hand, or use a cushion or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.
  • Call 911, as soon as possible.
  • Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.