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#148991 - 06/06/03 10:45 PM Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 07/05/02
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I want to run a wee bit of a poll of our members.
With you people working around Electricity all the time, how many of you are required to regularly undertake CPR and Basic First Aid training.(How often?)
Where you are not required, do you keep yourself up to date on these techniques?
Just wondering?.
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#148992 - 06/07/03 02:34 PM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 01/17/02
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Loc: Ventura, CA, USA
Well this may not apply to your post, but what the heck. At our industrial plant we train people in CPR and first aid anually. We train about 10 people each year. We have one electrician. (I turned him onto this site. His screen name is mjelliott.) I did not have him trained on CPR and first aid, because I thought if anyone was going to need CPR it would be him.
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#148993 - 06/09/03 04:07 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 03/28/01
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Loc: Bucks County PA
Our in-house Electrical Safety Program requires that electrical personnel and stand-by personnel be trained in CPR.
It is not enforced, though.

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#148994 - 06/10/03 05:24 PM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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keep your Ugly's book handy.....

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#148995 - 06/12/03 08:29 PM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 04/17/03
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Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
I work at a municipal power plant, both operations and maintenance crews are trained every other year for CPR and first aid. We also standardly train for use of SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) and confined space entry and any other courses management deems necessary.

Unfortunately I doubt that most of private industry provides the same level of training for their work force. Thankfully, at this level if somebody raises doubts about safety they are taken seriously and the issues are addressed and resolved rather being put off.

[This message has been edited by CaOperator (edited 06-13-2003).]

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#148996 - 06/13/03 09:36 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
I was a technical dispatcher (office job) crosstrained as warehouse manager crosstrained as entry-level installer (hanging boxes & toning cable back to the MPOP) for the phone company for a number of years (on a gov't contract - industrial/office locations, not residential) and we got our entire crew trained in Basic First Aid & CPR.

This led to one of my favorite memories. As the Vice-Pres was crossing our office turf between the conference room and the restroom, he was treated to this conversation between myself (vertically challenged at 5'2") & Victor, an (6'4") engineer who is my all-time favorite teasing target.
B: Vic, why all the bruises around your lips?
V: I don't know, I just couldn't quite get the hang of the CPR with that doll, you know - Resusi-Annie. I tried and tried and tried and I'm exhausted.
B: Well, Vittorio, don't you know you're supposed to just learn how to save her life, not develop a full-blown, long-term relationship with her?

Mr. C, Vice Pres., burst out laughing and said, "Now this is one office where I'd love to be a fly on the wall!"

Scotts: Two days after I did a requal on my Basic First Aid & CPR I was cruising along on a mountain road and encountered the sheerest layer of black ice. My truck was doing its best figure skating performance, the spin took me between two reflector posts and onto the grassy slope leading down to a ravine. I felt the resistance between tires and grass and figured I'd have a window full of EARTH any second, I started mentally running through my First Aid "ABC's", Airway, Breathing, Circulation.... BLOOD... and it'll be MY BLOOD. How will I handle seeing my OWN blood. Be calm. Don't panic... etc. My point: The lessons themselves came back loud and clear and probably helped me think about what to do - turned the wheel, got pointed perpendicular to the hill and stood on the brakes (not always the right move) until the back tire found a large partially buried smooth rock and stopped on it. Made me really think about handling medical emergencies in the heat of crisis!

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#148997 - 06/13/03 10:07 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 01/17/02
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Loc: Ventura, CA, USA
Bren,
Good job for keeping your head in a time of crisis. That is the best thing you can do. I am trying to teach my daughter that. However, some people have it and some people don't. I have always found that in a time of crisis I can address the situation and find the solution. I guess I am lucky.

About your other story I had a similar experience, but it might be a little to racy for this board. DOn't want to upset Bill
Scott

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#148998 - 06/13/03 10:23 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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... Now, we've got to keep our PG rating!


Bill

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#148999 - 06/14/03 12:24 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
Trumpy Offline

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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
Bill,
That comment is noted.
Please, let's keep this PG!.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 06-14-2003).]
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#149000 - 06/14/03 12:37 AM Re: Electrical Workers+CPR
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Thanks all for your comments,
Over here in NZ, I am required to sit a 6 Hour refresher course in First Aid(Emergency Rescue+ Patient Care), not as an Electrician, but as a Senior Firefighter, every 6 months.
As an Electrician, I have to do totally seperate training courses, to the NZFS,
pay, pay, pay!!.
I would still invite your comments.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 06-14-2003).]
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