Remember when we were children? Remember after watching a scary movie…going to bed and trying to sleep at night? You were certain something was under your bed. You didn’t know what it was. You didn’t know why it was there…but you knew it had to be. You knew though, deep down inside of you, that if you’d only pull the blankets back, hung over the side of your bed, and took a peek, that you would find nothing! But for some reason, what we didn’t know frightened us less than the effort to be informed.
Now as adults and business owners, we’ve come to understand that what we do not know will cost us way more in the long run than the cost of information now.
One of the more frightening issues we deal with as leaders and business owners is a tragic event in our workplace. This past year has enlightened us all to just how much a workplace can be affected by circumstances completely out of our control. That if we had only known then what we know now, we could have prepared ourselves better, not only in a business sense, but in the human sense.
For instance, as a business owner, were you aware that cardiac arrest, the equal opportunity killer, took 1,261 Americans' lives just yesterday, most of them before they reached the hospital? And that many of the deaths happened at work? In fact, According the American Heart Association, 400,000 to 460,000 die each year of cardiac arrest, and 13 percent of these deaths are in the workplace. Each death yesterday will cost employers, employees, and their families today and for the foreseeable near future.
Also were you aware that having trained and certified employees in CPR, as well as access to automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) can lower your insurance costs? As well as provide a sense of security to your workforce?
At DSA HR Solutions we would love to partner with you, help you take a peek under your bed and provide your employees with the CPR training necessary to react to this silent killer. Almost all of us know someone who has been affected by cardiac arrest, let’s make sure that when it touches you, your family, or your business, that there’s someone there trained to respond.
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