Safety Initiative

Safety Initiative


Reminder of the EMSI Safety Committee Seminar Friday, December 20 from 09:00 until Noon at Westmoreland County Community College.

The new EMS Rules and Regulations require each Licensed EMS Agency in Pennsylvania to have an active Safety Committee.

Attendees will be given an overview of starting and maintaining a comprehensive and effective State Certified Safety Committee.  Sate Certified committees come with a renewable discount on your services’ workers compensation insurance.

Led by William Stilz and Mathew Klunk of TJ&S and Eastern Alliance Insurance, industry safety experts, you will be guided through the certification process and leave this seminar with all required paperwork to kick off your departments Safety Committee.

Additionally, Dan Swayze from the Center for Emergency Medicine will lead an interactive discussion on patient centered safety.

Finally, Chief Chris Dell of Elizabeth Township EMS and Chair of the EMSI Regional Safety Committee, will introduce our regional Safety Champions program.  This 12 month program is designed to create Safety Champions from within your organization, who with guidance and encouragement will be provided with the tools and understanding of ensuring a Culture of Safety for them and their coworkers.

There is no cost for this seminar.

Please RSVP to safety@emsi.org or by calling 412-494-5579


 

The December 2013 newsletter from the EMSI Regional Safety Committee is available here.


The November 2013 newsletter from the EMSI Regional Safety Committee is available here.


The October 2013 newsletter from the Regional Safety Committee is available here.


The September 2013 newsletter from the Regional Safety Committee is available here.


The August 2013 newsletter from the Regional Safety Committee is available here.


JEMS readers - additional information on the Safety Shows seat belt covers can be obtained here.


 

http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/emshome.php

 


EMSI has consistently been at the forefront of EMS safety in the region.

EMSI provided video cameras to EMS agencies to monitor both inside and outside the ambulance. These cameras were activated by safety monitors and provided viode evidence of ambulance crashes, close calls, violent patients and encouraged safe driving skills.

EMSI spearheaded the CO detector program; providing hand-held, portable CO detectors to EMS agencies for their first-in bags. Numerous patients and EMS providers have received quick care for carbon monoxide poisoning because of these detectors.

EMSI has also provided suction gauge testers, tourniquets and wireless temperature stations to EMS agencies to maintain safe and efficient vehicles.

In the 2012-2013 season, EMSI provided reflective orange safety belt covers to EMS agencies across the region (and in several other parts of Pennsylvania). These covers are placed on the safety belts in each vehicle and users can be spotted wearing their safety belt. EMSI also provided orange fleece blankets to over 750 EMS personnel at the EMS Update conference. These blankets were designed for providers to keep in their personal vehicles.

 

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[file] Regional Safety Committee Newsletter August 2013 PDF.pdf08/12/13 9:17 am529.59 KB
[file] RSC Sept. Newsletter PDF.pdf09/19/13 9:01 am974.15 KB
[file] Regional Safety Committee October 2013 Newsletter PDF.pdf10/22/13 2:09 pm1.92 MB
[file] Regional Safety Committee Newsletter November 2013.pdf11/20/13 9:09 am1 MB
[file] RSC Newsletter, December, PDF.pdf12/18/13 11:13 am579.3 KB