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Starkville Flexsteel employees are operating in a safer environment, thanks to training provided through Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services.Â
Nine employees received training in American Heart Association Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens.Â
â€śThis is one way that we can provide a safe workplace as well as meet OSHA requirements,â€ť said HR Director Roy Pollard.Â
OSHA â€” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration â€” is designed to help employers and employees reduce injuries, illnesses and deaths on the job in America. Since its creation in 1970, workplace fatalities have been cut by more than 60 percent and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent in the U.S.
â€śBy offering a two-year certification, the American Heart Association CPR program reduces training time while delivering the required training. â€ť Pollard explained.Â â€śThe health of our employees is important to us and the CPR certification gives us individuals who can respond in the event someone has a workplace emergency.â€ť
For more information on OSERVS-sponsored training in American Heart Association CPR, First Aid, or handling blood-borne pathogens, send e-mail to Becky Wilkes at firstname.lastname@example.org.