American Heart Month – Know the Warning Signs

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February is American Heart Month, when the American Heart Association focuses on raising awareness about a topic that’s obviously very meaningful to us here at Heart to Beat. It’s important to know how to respond to a cardiac emergency, and that’s a substantial part of our safety training programs. But early recognition of symptoms can […]

The Impact of Winter on Mental Health

Cold temperatures. Short days. Isolation. Many people struggle with the impact of winter on their mental well-being. The winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can cast a long shadow over mental health, affecting mood, energy levels, and overall outlook on life. There are several reasons why winter can have this effect on […]

Home for the Holidays? Winter Driving Safety

It’s the time of year when many of us travel by car to be with loved ones, and also when the weather turns cold and unpredictable. That combination can create some real problems, so let’s take a quick look at getting there safely over the holidays. Safety begins long before you leave, starting with making […]

Thankful for a Safe Holiday – Thanksgiving Safety Tips

It’s almost Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday when we gorge ourselves on food, football and family. It’s great to have a big crowd together to share a big meal, but in all that hubbub it’s easy to forget some safety basics. Here are a few tips for a safer holiday: There are more than twice […]

5 Steps to a More Secure Workplace

Workplace safety is always a concern on a number of fronts, from preventing intruders to responding in the event of a fire or other emergency. And an increasing number of cyber events are the result of physical infiltration of workplaces as well. There are several simple steps you can take towards a more secure workplace. […]

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest?

You’ll often hear the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” used interchangeably. While they’re undeniably related, they’re not the same thing. A heart attack is a circulation issue, while cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. Let’s take a look at the differences: Heart attack A heart attack results from a physical blockage of an artery […]

Considerations for a Workplace AED Program

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According to the American Heart Association, there are some 400,000 sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) events in the United States each year. Of those, roughly 120,000 occur in the workplace. This is why so many companies are launching automatic external defibrillator (AED) programs: again according to the AHA, an employee’s likelihood of surviving such an event […]

Grilling Safely

It’s summertime, and that means we fire up the barbecue grill … gas if we’re in a hurry, charcoal for those with a little more time. Unsurprisingly, summer is also the peak time for accidents and injuries from grills. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more grill fires happen in July than any other […]