Resource articles

NHTSA on ground ambulance crashes and defibrillation electrodes recall

NHTSA has an Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). It has the following Mission Statement: “To reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the EMS community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical services and 911 systems.”

Obtaining sufficient quantity and quality of sleep: important safety concerns during EMS operations

The importance of obtaining daily a sufficient quantity of quality sleep; and it implications for safety and prevention of human error in EMS operations.

Want a LYME with that? Not this Lyme!

Tick bites can pass along tick-borne pathogens resulting in Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other related illnesses affecting thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year.

Museums - packing and shipping

Common sense is the single most important attribute to minimize risk.

Child care back injury prevention

Safety guidelines for the most common tasks encountered in childcare centers.

Lightning and water damage

Preventing losses from lightning and water damage.

Maintaining safe sleep environments

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) new guidelines to help support safe infant sleeping environments.

Safety tips for festival events

If vendors are selling crafts and food at your festival, there are some things to consider for improving crowd safety.

School inspection guidelines 

Some school administrators have no policy on school inspections but rather expect teachers, janitors, students, and administration personnel to call attention to problems as they are identified. While this may work at a rare number of schools or businesses a better policy is to have regularly scheduled inspections.

Camp security planning – Steps you can take to support your security efforts

Ways to establish a better camp security plan or enrich the one they currently have in place.