Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Go teams

In his latest feature, Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley talks with experts from the National Safety Council about how to put together a volunteer first aid response team at work.

For many years, I was a member of the team at NSC headquarters. We took part in unannounced drills involving, to name a few, people in the NSC Library slurring their words and saying they didn’t feel right, at the bottom of the stairs clutching an ankle, and on the floor of the loading dock – complete with fake amputated fingers and blood from NSC’s moulage kit. (I can attest that the council has some very good actors.)

We also responded to many real emergencies, and I heard a number of times from colleagues that having a trained team onsite made them feel safer. Check out Kevin’s article for tips on creating your own.

Speaking of teams, a large part of the S+H staff will be at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, taking place Sept. 16-22 in San Diego. So will our good friend Richard Hawk. Last month’s issue of S+H offered extensive pre-show coverage, but if you’re reading the September issue at the show, we’ve got some extras for you: a highlights section featuring events you won’t want to miss, an updated exhibitor list so you can easily find specific vendors, and a sampling of things to see and do in San Diego. And in his column this month, Richard offers advice for getting the most out of your Safety Congress & Expo experience and invites you to attend his sessions. Go see him, and then come see us in the NSC Booth on the Expo Floor. We’d love to talk with you.

Melissa J. Ruminski The opinions expressed in “Editor’s Note” do not necessarily reflect those of the National Safety Council or affiliated local Chapters.

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