Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Safety First!

Since the library is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and always has a constant influx of students, the Access Services staff took time this summer to participate in emergency and safety training. The department has taken the initiative to be prepared if and when there is an emergency or safety issue in our facility. All eleven Circulation Supervisors have completed the National Safety Council’s First Aid Course, Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Course.
It was a fun and interactive morning as everyone learned procedures such as correct bandaging techniques, wound care, proper use of a defibrillator, basic life support and how to handle an allergic reaction or diabetic episode.
The four-hour course was presented by Greg Weisner and Holly Massey from the Coastal Carolina Department of Environmental Health and Safety. It was well-presented, very informative and contained information that could be the deciding factor between life and death.
The library also had new Automated External Defibrillators installed in July, which Access Services now has the knowledge and skills to effectively use if a situation ever arises.
Even if it’s as simple as needing a band-aid, Access Services is here to help. We have a First Aid Kit that can assist with even the smallest of injuries.  Do not hesitate to ask for our help. We do not however give out lollipops after we fix you up!
Be careful and have a safe semester!

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