Conflict Management: Using Verbal Persuasion
Judo is the Japanese phrase for “the gentle way.” Verbal Judo can help resolve a conflict while attempting to avoid physical contact. This means not meeting “force with force,” but responding to force with calm authority.
Stress Management in an Emergency
Medical or fire emergencies are stressful environments, and stress is a natural human reaction in an emergency. However, panic and anxiety from stressors can lead to inaction and cause unnecessary distress. Knowing what to do in a stressful situation can prepare you with the information needed to stay calm and act effectively to keep yourself and your co-workers safe, and can help you make better and safer decisions about what to do.
Heart to Heart
February is known for Valentine’s Day, a holiday known for matters of the heart. However, in 1963 the President designated February as “American Heart Month” in the United States to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease and cardiac arrest. This designation makes it an especially appropriate time to take life-saving training to heart.
Keys to Workplace Safety
According to OSHA statistics, slips, trips and falls (STF) are responsible for the majority of nonfatal occupational injuries nationwide. More than half of these injuries result from falls on level surfaces. Keeping an eye out for potential hazards can help create a safe work environment.
Routine Assessments for Workplace Security
While it is easy to assume that items at work are inspected and properly serviced, it is prudent to be observant and notify the appropriate point of contact if is not working or might be a hazard. Vigilant employees can be partners in maintaining a safe workplace by helping to ensure that all important safety items are in proper working order.
Cell phones and texting contribute to many accidents. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, texting while driving increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident by 23 times. This is equivalent to driving blind for 5 seconds at a time, during which time the vehicle would travel the length of a football field, if traveling 55 miles per hour.
Responding to An Active Shooter
Active shooting has become a common cause of occupational fatalities in recent times, with instances occurring in schools, offices, shopping malls and other public places. It is essential to know how to react when you face such an incident. Being aware of safety strategies can help you not just stay safe, but also help save the lives of many. An untrained person is likely to react with fear, helplessness and panic. A trained person on the other hand, can make a big difference to himself or herself, to the people around, and to the situation.