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OSHA Releases 2014’s Top 10 Violations – Summit can help prevent Violations in 2015
The Importance of Living an Active & Healthy Life – Your Heart Will Thank You!
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Statistics — Focusing on Young People
Setting the Record Straight on OSHA Recordkeeping


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OSHA Releases 2014’s Top 10 Violations – Summit can help prevent Violations in 2015

OSHA Releases 2014’s Top 10 Violations – Summit can help prevent Violations in 2015
Posted by Katherine McCarthy on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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Understanding the Top Ten most-cited violations as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is important when looking at the future of safety and reminds us to learn from the past in order to address these top violations for safer workplaces.

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The Importance of Living an Active & Healthy Life – Your Heart Will Thank You!

The Importance of Living an Active & Healthy Life – Your Heart Will Thank You!
Posted by Katherine McCarthy on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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Your heart wants you to be healthy!  Why?  Because heart disease is a major problem; it is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  According to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths.


Prevention Month
Posted by Katherine McCarthy on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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Never skimp on safety when it comes to protecting your eyes. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and Health & Safety Institute wants to provide you with some safety tips so you can be safe and avoid injuries that may damage your ability to see.  
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2,000 workers suffer eye injuries on the job every day, not only robbing many of them of their sight, but also costing employers and insurance companies millions of dollars a year.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Statistics — Focusing on Young People

TheHeart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2014 Updateprovides a snapshot of just how serious and widespread sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is. According to theSudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation:
“The 2014 update suggests that more than 1,000 people suffer non-traumatic cardiac arrest outside hospitals—including about 26 children—each day in the U.S. Overall survival rates are approximately 10 percent. Among young victims, the survival rate is about five percent.

Setting the Record Straight on OSHA Recordkeeping



If your company has more than 10 employees or isn’t otherwise exempt, you’re probably aware that you have an OSHA deadline coming up.
February 1 is the deadlinefor submitting your requiredOSHA recordkeeping formsto report any occupational illnesses or injuries at your establishment.
“Under the OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log….

Ambulance Service Availability in Buffalo NY

Ambulance Service Availability in Buffalo NY
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I was reading in the BN an article by Luke Hammill speaking to Jay Smith of RM Ambulance about the struggles RM were having with responding to EMS calls in Buffalo NY, and Jay Smiths comments didn't reflect on how RM was actively seeking positive, progressive solutions his Explanation is as follows, and I quote "Emergency Responders have contacted the BN to complain that Ambulances sometimes cannot respond to True Emergencies because they are to often picking up FREQUENT FLYERS, or people who repeatedly call 911 for non-Emergencies and often don't have to pay for the service they get". First off, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, it's immoral, unethical, and just Wrong! Rural Metro your Only job is to have enough Ambulances to handle the Call's period. It's not up to you sitting behind your desks trying to intellectualize peoples Need's.(from the BN) Rural Metro has 12 locations where Ambulances are posted in the City, and some of these Ambulances are often responding to other Call's. Rural Metro also covers many suburban area's; officials said the Company posts about 50 ambulances system wide every day.the Fire Department is called as well, and are Trained as EMT's- often beat the Ambulance to the scene because the Departments 19 Fire Houses are usually closer".This statement reinforces my thinking- put more feet in the street, more wheels on the ground, or start packing your bag's and go back home we don't need you we have it covered.Your Honorable Mayor Brown are you Ready? County Executive Mark Polincarse what can you bring to the table, the infrastructure is there the people are there is your Leadership there.Over crowding in the ERAmbulances are stacked up eight deep as they wait for space to become available at area Emergency rooms Smith said, and clearing a patient can sometimes take 90 minutes or more. It's not a criticism of the hospitals directly (Really?) Smith said they do work with us to try to figure out ways to make it quick. Seriously folks that problem has existed throughout EMS History but I must say it has gotten much worse, and the only ones that have any effect on this situation lives in the status of theirs nothing wrong if nobody die's well people are dying needlessly.Now is the time of effort, cooperation, and ethical, moral approach to this issue, not politics


Write your post here.Coming to a City, Town, and Village near you "No Ambulance available", "mechanical failure", "Short Crews", "Call Sifting", "Over filtering of 911 calls" to accommodate a Poor Business Model, and a lacking of a progressive development of adequate Service Profile to Support this area the Right way. Damn it! what the hell is going on here, we have the Smartest people you can have right here, doing the best they can in government levels, and Private Leadership Levels in this city that's all wrapped up in the B.

The Folks in Boston are a Model of Excellence!

I have had a Blessed Life to have lived in Buffalo.
What has happened here, that could even remotely near what happened in Boston Mass.
Do you think it could?
Can our Government entities responsible for our protection have enough to cover all of us in a moment of un-thinkable Tragic event ?
How prepared are you to react in something like this?
The people, the official response. the coordinators of this event GOT IT RIGHT!! The folks of Boston are a model of Preparedness only because of knowledge, communication, cooperation, and Training those folks participated in.

March is Head Injury Awareness month

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Current Articles|  RSS FeedMarch is Brain Injury Awareness MonthPosted by Kristine Rice on
inShare   Head injuries, especially those that develop into traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are a serious health risk.  According to theCenters for Disease Control, “An estimated 1.7 million TBI-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits occur in the U.S. each year. Nearly 80% of these individuals are treated and released from an emergency department.

CPR / AED First Aid History

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Death, due to sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is a big problem. Typically related to heart disease, sudden cardiac arrest affects nearly 300,000 Americans each year. As its name suggests, these events occur quickly, and in most cases, without warning. They can occur at any time and in any place.
Most importantly, if one occurs in front of you, you are the only solution. There are only a few minutes between the time sudden cardiac arrest occurs and when treatment becomes useless.
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