Safety & Workplace Training Classes


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American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. This course will cover eight units from assessment through trauma emergencies. There is a $21 fee for Red Cross certification and a $3 participation fee for class hand-outs.

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American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers

The purpose of this course is to teach those with a duty to act the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.

Participants of this course may include:

  • Public safety personnel, such as law enforcement agents and firefighters
  • Medical personnel, such as athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses and physicians
  • Members of emergency response teams, such as ski patrollers and lifeguards
  • Employees with a duty to respond

There is a $21 fee for the Red Cross certification card and a $3 class participation fee which includes a breathing barrier for use with the mannequin and class hand-outs.

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Standard First Aid/ CPR/AED

This course includes basic first aid instruction, adult, child and infant CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use. The purpose of this Red Cross certified program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. The courses include 1) Before Giving Care and Checking an Injured or Ill Person, 2) Cardiac Emergencies and CPR, 3) AED, 4) Breathing Emergencies, 5) Sudden Illness, 6) Environmental Emergencies, 7) Soft Tissue Injuries and 8) Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints. There is a $21 Red Cross fee for a certification card good for two years and a $3 class participation fee which includes a breathing barrier for use with the mannequin and class hand-outs. These fees (total $24) are payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Standard First Aid/ CPR/AED for Recertification

This class is the same as above, but for those for those who have had Red Cross certification within the past five years. This is a one session course and the same fees as above apply: $21 Red Cross certification card and $3 class participation fee. These fees (total $24) are payable to the instructor at the recertification session.

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Hands Only CPR Class with AED

The purpose of this course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies. Participants will learn how to administer hands only CPR until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. It also includes instruction in the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Participants DO NOT receive Red Cross certification. There is a $2 class participation fee for class hand-outs payable to the instructor when the class meets.

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American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

The purpose of this course is to teach participants how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using personal protective equipment (PPE), practicing good personal hygiene, and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies. It also includes how to recognize report and follow up on employee exposure to infectious materials. This is a Red Cross certification course. There is a $10 Red Cross certification fee and a $3 class participation fee for hand-outs and gloves payable to the instructor when class meets.

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Administration of Emergency Oxygen

The purpose of this American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen course is to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs) and emergency oxygen. Please note: to be eligible for this course, a participant must have, at minimum, an American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating adult, child or infant CPR or equivalent. There is a $3 class participation fee for class materials and hand-outs payable to the instructor when the class meets.

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Back Injury Protection

The purpose of this class is to understand the anatomy of the back and the causes of back pain and to identify and reduce risk factors for back injury. Participants will learn how to perform simple exercises for stretching and strengthening neck and back muscles to prevent back injury. They will learn ways to change personal habits to avoid back injury.

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Slips, Falls and Trips

The purpose of this class is to understand how safety awareness can help reduce your risk of slips, falls or trips, and to identify, report and correct unsafe conditions and behaviors. Participants will learn tips for good balance to help prevent slips, falls and trips and will be able to develop a prevention plan.

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Your Heart Matters

The purpose of this class is to recognize the signals of a heart attack. Participants will learn how to identify risk factors for coronary heart disease and be able to develop a plan to reduce their risk for coronary heart disease.

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Stress Management

The purpose of this class is to recognize the causes and signals of stress. Participants will learn ways to manage stressful situations and they will be able to develop personal strategies for managing stress.

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Workplace Violence Awareness

The purpose of this class is to recognize the categories of workplace violence. Participants will learn the warning signs of potential workplace violence and will be able to reduce their risk of becoming a victim of workplace violence.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics means improving the fit between your body and an activity. The purpose of this class is to learn about musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Participants will learn how to identify and reduce the risks for MSDs at work and at home. They will learn how to perform exercises to help reduce the risk of MSDs.

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Sport Safety Training: Injury Prevention and Care

The purpose of this class is to give coaches the information necessary to first, prevent injuries and second, if an injury occurs, how to treat the athlete. Participants will learn how to identify and treat soft tissue injuries, muscle, bone and joint injuries, breathing and choking emergencies, how to perform CPR and use of an AED until more advanced medical help takes over. There is a $3 class participation fee for class materials and hand-outs payable to the instructor when the class meets.

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Cat and Dog First Aid

The goals of the Cat and Dog First Aid presentation are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a cat or dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care until the pet can be taken to a professional veterinarian for care. There is a $3 class participation fee for hand-outs and gloves payable to instructor when the class meets.

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