Red Cross Seminar

A study shows when accidents happen at the workplace, the last to be prepared is the employer.

The American Red Cross is offering a free seminar entitled “Preparing for Emergencies in the Workplace.” The seminar is being offered to local businesses whose employees face dangers on the job each day.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has standards requiring companies to offer first aid and CPR training.

Wiregrass Chapter of the American Red Cross Rachel Shiver said, “A lot of businesses really don't think it's important until they have an incident on site where they need the first aid or the CPR, then we get calls wanting the training. A lot of companies don't think it's going to happen, but we want their business to be prepared.”

The seminar will be held this Friday, May 12 in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Doctor's Building. It begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 792-9852 by May 10.