Saving Lives in the Workplace

What would happen if there were a medical emergency in your workplace?  If someone needed the Heimlich maneuver or CPR, would your employees know what to do? These emergency procedures, and the people who know how to perform them correctly, have dramatically decreased the number of deaths due to choking and cardiac arrest in the United States.

Choking Emergencies

Accidentally choking on food or other substances has become the fifth major cause of death in the United States – with over 4,000 victims a year.  The Heimlich maneuver is the most effective technique for saving choking victims’ lives. It is highly recommended that restaurants display a step-by-step guide for choking emergencies. You can order the American Red Cross-approved Heimlich maneuver poster here.

Several states require food service establishments to display a choking poster, listed here:

State

Poster Requirement

Arkansas Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Connecticut Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Florida Food service establishments are required to display the official Heimlich Maneuver choking poster
Georgia Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Illinois Food service establishments are required to display the official   Illinois choking poster
Kentucky Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Maryland Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Michigan Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
New Jersey Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
New York Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Oregon Food service establishments are required to display a choking poster
Texas Food service establishments are required to display the official Texas Choking Poster

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Approximately 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after cardiac arrest can double a victim’s chance of survival. In fact, about 92,000 people are saved by CPR in the United States each year.

The American Heart Association confirms that “Death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.” Save lives by ordering these American Red Cross clear emergency instructions and display them in your workplace.

Lifesaving Poster Package

To ensure that your workplace is ready for medical emergencies, you should display both the Lifesaving CPR Steps poster and the Steps for Choking Emergencies poster. GovDocs offers these posters together in the Lifesaving Poster Package. Order this package now and make sure your workplace is prepared.

 

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