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6 Simple First-Aid Tips That Could Save a Co-Worker's Life

July 12, 2018

Having a first-aid kit is the best way to be prepared for at-work injuries and emergencies. However, employees are often unfamiliar with their organization's health and safety practices, making it difficult to administer the proper care at the right time. To ensure that you are capable of providing aid to your co-workers, review these six simple first-aid tips for the following situations:

Unresponsive and not breathing

  • ‍Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths
  • Call 911, as soon as possible
  • Push firmly downwards in the middle of the chest and then release
  • Push at a regular rate until help arrives


  • ‍Hit them firmly on their back with the heel of your palm between the shoulder blades to dislodge the object
  • Call 911, if necessary

Unresponsive and breathing

  • ‍Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths
  • Move them onto their side and tilt their head back
  • Call 911, as soon as possible

Heavy bleeding

  • ut on gloves
  • Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood
  • Call 911, as soon as possible
  • Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives


  •  Cool the burn under cold running water for at least 10 minutes
  • Loosely cover the burn with cling film (Saran Wrap) or a clean plastic bag
  • Call 911, if necessary

Broken bone

  • Have them support the injury with their hand, or use a cushion or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement
  • Call 911, as soon as possible