Course of the Week: When Disaster Strikes, Be Prepared

Are you ready for an emergency situation? Disaster education and emergency preparedness are critical, no matter your industry. Despite the seriousness of these situations, these areas are often overlooked, resulting in lawsuits, fines, and even employee injury and death. Every industry—from construction, to business, to healthcare— is faced with risks that can be prevented or minimized with proper training. Being prepared not only protects your company from legal ramifications, it helps keep employees healthy and productive.

Ensure your company is ready for any emergency with this week’s featured courses. We will provide you with the tools you need to ensure safety comes first and disasters, however large, won’t be the end of the world!

Have you ever been in an emergency medical situation and had weren’t sure how to handle it? Emergency and disaster situations can be scary, but knowing how to handle them will save lives. Investing in the health and safety of your team is the number one way to ensure you are providing a safe environment for your employees to work in. Featuring more than two hours of content, this course bundle will help prepare your employees for managing any incident they encounter. Including strategies for responding to everything from common incidents to life-threatening situations, you will learn step-by-step instructions on how to handle blood, fire, and first aid. Utilizing a platform of video and audio with accessibility features and inline quizzes, this course provides a perfect walk through of emergency situations and ensures that you will be able to react accordingly in emergency situations. 

Imagine this: an alarm blares, people are panicking, and you have no idea what is happening. A normal day can become a nightmare when a natural disaster hits. Nothing can be done to prevent catastrophes such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, but you can be prepared for them. Utilizing video and audio narration, this comprehensive 30-minute course will walk you through emergency procedures and the types of notices you have to be aware of to save you money, property, and lives. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!

Each year hundreds of thousands of lives are impacted by the consequences of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). These are infections patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions and are among the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. For those working in healthcare, medical, or nursing positions, this course is a must-take to prevent HAIs. Based on proven experiential learning methodology, this interactive simulation seeks to improve patient outcomes, increase teamwork among health care professionals, and improve quality of care. This course’s unique simulation puts you in real-life hospital situations and allows you to make decisions and observe their results, giving you relevant real-life protocols to follow. In just over two hours, you will be prepared to better protect your patients from preventable deaths. If you are a medical professional and you want to save lives then this course was designed just for you!

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Transporting Dangerous Goods (TDG) training is vital for anyone who needs to handle hazardous materials in the workplace. Incorrectly or unsafely handling hazardous materials can be disastrous. Failure to utilize proper safety equipment, attention to detail, and level of caution can cause injury or even death, and will most certainly negatively impact morale and productivity. WHMIS training that meets all Federal and Provincial requirements for WHMIS certification is necessary to help you to ensure the safety of your employees. Similarly, transporting dangerous goods may be a requirement of the job, but it can be extremely unsafe. Federal and local regulatory guidelines outline how these goods are to be transported safely and emergency response plans are to be used. Featuring inline quizzes and a final assessment, these courses ensure you have to tools you need to avoid the disastrous consequences of mishandled hazardous materials. WHMIS and TDG were developed to minimize risk to save lives and money!