National Safety Month

June 12, 2013

Summer is here. The pools are open, the sun is shining, parks are crowded, and never the less, accidents are bound to happen. Let’s face it, humans do not always have their guard up. We trip and scrape our knee, touch a hot pan, miss a step on the stairs, and sometimes acquire a paper cut. These are things that are common and less serious but it still proves that we are not being conscientious on how safe our environment is.

Now is the time to be aware of our safety. June is National Safety month! This June marks the 100th year of Safety! The National Safety Council (NSC) is encouraging us to spread the word, “Safety Starts with Me”. Don’t miss out on their weekly themes: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls, Employee Wellness, Emergency Preparedness, and Ergonomics. Plus! Learn about summer and driving safety!

To find out how you can get involved and watch a video on National Safety month visit their (NCS) website by clicking on this link: http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx

Not sure if you have the materials you need when it comes to injuries? Complete the following form or contact Think Safe at 888-473-1777.  We will be happy to assist you!

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An Unexpected Surprise

June 4, 2013

In April 2012, Tracy Hjelle’s world turned upside down. The 42 year old coaches women’s softball for Luther college. One morning, the team was boarding a bus to head to Wisconsin when Tracy unexpectedly fell to the ground. Head Trainer Kris Agena, catcher Kelsey Kittleson, and outfielder Shari Huber, were quick to perform CPR. A nearby AED at the college was brought over and recovered Tracy’s heart back to a normal rhythm. Tracy miraculously survived and became diagnosed with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

Tracy Hjelle with her husband John

Tracy is a lucky survivor because she got the help she needed within minutes. The three women who performed CPR right away, increased Tracy’s chances of surviving immensely. Having the AED on campus gave Tracy the help she needed before waiting crucial minutes for Emergency Responders to arrive.

Imagine getting the news that one of your family members suffered from SCAD or sudden cardiac arrest. Think Safe’s very own President and CEO, Paula Wickham, is actually Tracy Hjelle’s cousin. Tracy is living proof that a sudden heart attack can happen to anyone!

Tracy’s story proves that people should be educated and trained in CPR. Along with that, making sure AEDs are located in public venues. People must be prepared because when an unexpected surprise like Tracy’s occurs, they need to be ready.

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Contact Think Safe today for information on CPR/First Aid Training, AEDs, and supplies! Complete the following form or call 888-473-1777!