Safety Training: Basics of the First Aid Kit

Safety Training: Basics of the First Aid Kit

Once a quarter each church or institution is required to hold a safety training.  These trainings are required by California law.  You can learn more about them in the Illness and Injury Prevention Program (our safety manual for the diocese).  We recently held our quarterly safety training at the Office of the Bishop. 

 Our July safety training at the Office of the Bishop was a training on the first aid kit (Pictured here: staff members Monica Romano and Canon Bobbi Yeo, right and Bishop Barry Beisner, below).  Every workplace is required to have at least one in a central location (we have two in our office).  As part of the training, members of the staff identified where the first aid kits were stored (what good is having the kits if people can't find them in an emergency?).  Staff members also identified contents of the kit and each item's proper use. 

We also discussed an article from About.com entitled "When Should You Call 911? Medical Emergencies That Just Can't Wait for the Family Doctor."  This article talked about specific issues that should cause one to seek assistance from trained emergency professionals, rather than simply using the first aid kit in your office or waiting until your regular doctor can see you. We discussed the locations of the nearest hospitals and the nearest urgent care centers. 

Have you held your safety training at your church or diocesan institution this quarter? 

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