We have posted out complete 2017 OPEN CLASS schedule. Please go to Class Schedule for the class dates and times.
If you lost your card your can follow this link. You can now search for your FIRST or LAST name when looking up the date of class.
Outdoor workers can be at a higher risk to the effects of excessive heat. When working under hot conditions, OSHA recommends #WaterRestShade and allowing more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away from the job for a week or more (acclimatization). Knowing symptoms, prevention and emergency response methods can help prevent heat-related illnesses and death.
OSHA has launched an awareness campaign this year to help people become aware of heat related emergencies and how to prevent them. They have also produced an APP that can be downloaded on a smartphone.
OSHA suggest everyone that is working or playing in these conditions remember to:
Indiana Safety and Health does offer instructor classes. However certain class size requirements must be met in order for us to put on a class. If you're interested in becoming an instructor you can learn more here.
We have posted our entire schedule for 2015. It can be found here:
Thanks for a great 2014!
Hypothermia happens when a person’s core body temperature is lower than 35°C (95°F). Hypothermia has three levels: acute, subacute, or chronic. Acute hypothermia is caused by a rapid loss of body heat, usually from immersion in cold water.
Subacute hypothermia often happens in cool outdoor weather (below 10°C or 50°F) when wind chill, wet or too little clothing, fatigue, and/or poor nutrition lower the body’s ability to cope with cold. Chronic hypothermia happens from ongoing exposure to cold indoor temperatures (below 16°C or 60°F). The poor, the elderly, people who have hypothyroidism, people who take sedative-hypnotics, and drug and alcohol abusers are prone to chronic hypothermia, and they typically:
We have been getting a few questions about Ebola in class. The CDC has a good website on information about Ebola and some guidelines on what to look for and how to deal with the illness. Below is the link.
Many regulatory agencies across the United States have become aware of the "instant certification" scams and are revising their regulations to prevent its use. These websites often state that online-only CPR or first aid certification is “nationally accepted“. They are not. No major nationally recognized training program in the United States endorses certification without practice and evaluation of hands-on skills.
For example, the Indiana Department of Education states, "CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a "hands-on" training/demonstration component with a mannequin."
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Our sister meetup site (Indiana Disaster Preparedness / Self Sustainability) continues to grow. Check it out here.
Indiana Safety and Health's (ISHI) Online Store is now up and running! ISHI used the power of Amazon to make sure you're getting the best product and price available.
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Open classes have been scheduled for 2015. Click the button below to go to class schedule.