Thursday, August 26, 2010

250,000 views for CPR on our YouTube Channel!

Without oxygen being passed from the lungs to the blood stream and then pumped around the body by the heart a person will die. When a person suffers cardiac arrest their heart stops beating, they lose consciousness, they stop breathing, and blood will not circulate. Unless they receive prompt first aid attention until medical or ambulance help arrives they will suffer irreparable brain damage and die within minutes.

This program looks at the technique for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, in accordance with the current resuscitation guidelines. The program covers:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) procedure
  • How to conduct CPR on an adult casualty
  • How to deliver Rescue Breaths
  • How to deliver chest compressions
  • How to use a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • CPR with two rescuers
  • Rescuer health and hygiene


Monday, August 23, 2010

Manual Handling according to Family Guy!

Proper lifting techniques according to Peter Griffin. This is from episode 513 - Bill and Peter's Bogus Journey.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Free Workplace Safety Posters!

OSHA Safety Posters Here is the official OSHA's posters designed for the workplace.

Say-It Has a small collection of free safety posters that promote safety in the workplace. These posters are written in both English and Spanish.

NYSIF Safety Posters Offers 40 free safety posters in several different categories: Tool Safety, Eye and Head Safety, Construction Safety, Ladder Safety, Safety at the Workplace, Driving Safety, Food Industry Safety, and other areas as well.

Printshop101 Has six different free safety posters for the work environment.

Vermont SIRI Safety info There are several different safety posters available here on a variety of different subjects like: construction safety, home safety, health and fitness, driving safety, electrical safety, and many more. Here are some great cartoon safety posters available for download.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Montie Update is now available!

An update is now available to Montie! This includes 2 new video titles:

Safe Manual Handling
Principles of Safe Lifting and Carrying

If you have also subscribed to Safetycare’s Facilitator's Guides Add-On to Montie, you can now download these for each of the new releases too!

As well as the Guides for the 2 titles listed above, we have also added 27 Icebreakers and Safety Exercises as part of the add-on pack! This is a great addition to help make your training session more effective and interesting.

Log into your account at to get these programs, Facilitator's Guides, Icebreakers and Safety Exercises.

Montie - A Complete Safety Video Library!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another new release DVD! The Prinicples of Safe Lifting and Carrying

Material handling occurs in one way or another in every department of every business on every working day - it is not surprising that accidents and injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling techniques comprise the largest group of occupational hazards that result in lost time.

This program covers the following:

1. Anatomy and physiology of the neck and back
2. Types of injuries - muscle-ligament and disc
3. Steps to safe lifting
4. Team lifting
5. Physical characteristics of loads
6. Working conditions
7. Personal limitations of personnel involved in manual handling tasks


Friday, August 13, 2010

New release Safety DVD! Safe Manual Handling 2010

What is manual handling? Simply, manual handling is the movement of items by human energy. Manual handling includes lifting, holding, pushing, pulling, shifting and lowering. In fact, any form of human exertion could be included -- with or without the use of mechanical aids.

This program covers:

* Detailed description of manual handling
* The problems and how injuries are caused
* The types of injuries
* Steps to deal with manual handling

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dangerous Scaffolding

What could have possibly caught the inspector’s eye on this site?
Could it have been….

• The incomplete working decks?
• The stacks of timber used for sole plates?
• The lack of safe access to the scaffold working decks?
• The working platform bridging the two different scaffolds?
• The use of timber hand rails?

Whatever the initial reason for the inspector’s interest, it resulted in a prohibition notice being issued.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kiwi jetpack invention gets ready for domestic takeoff

The chance to fly a Kiwi-invented jetpack will be available in New Zealand early next year.

Almost a year to the day after it first got worldwide attention, the Martin Jetpack is back on show at the United States' annual EAA air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and Christchurch's Martin Aircraft Company is also announcing plans to allow the public to try out a "low, slow" version.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"I saw the sign"

This weeks 'I saw the sign!' is related to motor vehicles. Now for the ones of us out there that have a reasonably late model vehicle, who has seen or noticed this little tag on the seat bolster before?

Not quite sure what it is, let's go in for a closer look. . . .

As cars become safer and safer, they are fitted with more and more airbags. This little tag indicates that there is a bolster seat airbag fitted to this car. The airbag will deploy (if needed) from the tagged area. It is important we all do a quick check over our vehicles as to where airbags are fitted. This ensures we don't accidently put inappropriate seat covers or dashboard covers on etc, that could render these safety devices not only useless, but potentially dangerous.

Have a quick look over your car today!