Got good first-aid training?

Too often, vehicle shops do not instruct their workers in first aid - emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available.

A workplace first-aid program ought to be part of a comprehensive safety and health management system.

I came across an Australian animated safety video that - in a wild and wacky way - drives home the importance of first-aid training in the workplace.

Give it a view, and then ask yourself: How well are my shop and my people prepared to response to a health emergency?

The Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program is a valuable advisory resource that can assist in providing a safe and healthful workplace. It available for free from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.