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4 Benefits of Training for CPR-C Certification

- by Christina Hryniuk

Obtaining your first aid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Level C certification is a valuable asset. It qualifies you to step in and make a difference in case someone needs serious help and prevent serious injuries to others around them at home, work, and in public.

If you are contemplating on getting Standard First Aid and CPR-Level C and AED certification, learn more about why it’s worth it below.

CPR Saves Lives

Most obviously, being CPR certified is that you can help save someone’s life. Most people don’t know how to react or what to do in emergencies, and that could lead to fatal consequences to those who need immediate assistance before paramedics arrive.

Reacting instantly in a life-threatening situation is vital.

In cases of cardiac arrest, performing CPR quickly is pivotal because it will prevent the situation from becoming critical. By attaining knowledge and hands-on training, people who receive their certification will have the skills and information they need to act.

At home or out in public, training can also save the life of a friend or family member.

CPR intervention:

  • Drowning
  • Trauma
  • Electrocution
  • Drug Overdose

More People Need to Know CPR

Not enough people possess the training necessary to aid others in emergency situations. This means that many bystanders fear they’ll make mistakes or cause harm to the person in need of help. Therefore they don’t intervene. Even those who do try to help don't know the correct procedures to follow to ensure the safety of the person in need of help.

With standard first aid with CPR-Level C and AED certification, you will know exactly what to do if the unexpected occurs.

Knowing CPR Increases Confidence

Many emergencies occur unexpectedly, it’s vital that individuals who intervene have confidence and cognizance to make the correct decisions. With the skills you learn from CPR, you will confidently react in emergency situations. Seeing someone approaching the situation calmly and assuredly also puts bystanders at ease and decreases panic.

CPR-C Certification is Easy to Complete

People are unaware how easy and quickly it is to receive your certification. RPM Trucking Industry Safety offers full day workshops (8 hours). It’s also not limited to specific people or those with medical backgrounds. Anyone can become certified and put their skills to use to save the life of a co-worker, friend, or loved one.

Our first-aid CPR course provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and infants. It includes training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as first-aid (e.g. cuts, scrapes, bleeds, bloody noses, fainting, seizures, how to use an EpiPen). The course is suitable for workplace requirements and certified by the Canadian Red Cross.

RPM's Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C & AED training is a member benefit only.
In order to register your company must be registered with RPM and currently working towards or have achieved SAFE Work Certification.
For more information contact us by phone 204-632-6600 or email info@rpmsafety.ca


 

Noise Level Assessments : When can sound be harmful in the work place?

- by Christina Hryniuk

Noise is a common health hazard in the workplace. Exposure to loud noises can cause stress. It also makes it difficult for people to talk in a workplace. Prolonged exposure to excessive levels of noise can result in permanent hearing loss. That’s why it’s important to test the levels of noise.

What high noise levels do to you

When the eardrum vibrates, it moves three tiny bones in your middle ear. This movement transmits the vibration to fluid in your inner ear. The movement of this fluid is then picked up by tiny hair cells that transfer the movement to nerves. The nerves send signals to your brain where they are recognized as sound.

Exposure to high-decibel sound for a long time can eventually damage the tiny hair cells. As a result, fewer signals are sent to the brain and you don’t hear as well because the hair cells can’t be replaced or restored. The damage is permanent.


When can sound be harmful and for how long?

It depends on the intensity of the sound. Most sounds made by people and in nature are harmless even over a long period of time. Loud sound, however, can damage your hearing after long exposure.

If people are exposed repeatedly and for long periods, sound may start to be harmful at about 80 dBA. A 10-decibel increase to 90 dBA means the sound is 10 times more intense. As sound levels increase, exposure times for workers must be reduced.

In Manitoba, a three decibel per doubling rule is used. That exposure means for every three dBA increase in the noise exposure above 85 dBA, the worker’s exposure duration must be reduced by one-half without exceeding the exposure limit.



The Use of Noise Dosimeters

During the assessment a worker will wear a noise dosimeter for their shift, which will measure their noise exposure through the day and give them their average noise exposure. A worker’s average noise exposure is used to determine if they are exposed to noise over 80 dBA.

Employers must post written reports of these assessments in a visible location at the workplace, ideally on the safety and bulletin board. All workers then must be informed and trained on the noise level they will experience at work and the hazards that presents.

Another useful feature is that they will log the noise data so when downloaded to a computer, the time history of noise can be viewed. This gives the ability to analyze when and where high noise exposures occur.

RPM Trucking Industry Safety has five dosimeters that they lend to members for noise level assessments. If you want to become a member, you must register to become SAFE Work Certified. For more information on getting certified contact us.


 

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