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Adult First Aid and CPR Course Offered February 11th

Did you know February is American Heart Month?  This is a perfect time to learn life-saving CPR skills.  All students, faculty and staff are invited to take this American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class, offered free of charge, on Tuesday February 11th.  The class runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email to sign up.

Adult First Aid and CPR Course

Do you know how to save a life?  Want to brush up on your first aid skills?  All students, faculty and staff are invited to take an American Heart Association certified First Aid and CPR class, offered free of charge.

Course dates remaining for 2013:
Wednesday, September 25th
Wednesday, October 16th
Wednesday, November 13th
Tuesday, December 3rd (child and infant)

All classes run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are held in Mitchell Green Lounge.

Email to sign up in advance.


Learn how to beat the heat, at work and at home!  Anyone exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat illness.  The body uses the process of sweating to cool itself.  However, during hot weather, especially when humidity levels are high, sweating is not enough.  Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken.  Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

When it is possible, avoid exposure to extreme heat, sun exposure, and high humidity.  When you cannot avoid these exposures, take the following steps to prevent heat illness:

  • Wear a hat and light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing such as cotton.
  • Schedule heavy work during the coolest parts of day.
  • Take more breaks when exposed to extreme heat and humidity. Take breaks in the shade or a cool area when possible.
  • Drink water frequently, even if you are not thirsty!  Drink enough water that you never become thirsty (approximately 1 cup every 15-20 minutes).
  • Avoid drinks with large amounts of caffeine or sugar.
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency.
  • Monitor your own physical condition and the physical condition of those around you.  Seek medical attention if needed.

OSHA recommends that you remember these three simple words to protect yourself and others from heat illness: Water, Rest, Shade.

Check out the links below for additional information on heat illnesses:

OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness:

NIOSH Fast Facts – Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress:

Attend Fire Extinguisher Training on Tuesday July 9th!

Have you ever had to operate a fire extinguisher?  Would you know how to in an emergency?

All faculty and staff are invited to attend annual fire extinguisher training on Tuesday July 9th.  You will learn to safely and confidently operate a fire extinguisher.  If desired, attendees will have an opportunity to use an extinguisher to put out an actual fire using a live-fire training simulator!

Training sessions will be held outside of McCullough.  Each session will take approximately 30 minutes.

Select from one of the following times:
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

 In the case of inclement weather, a rain date will be announced.