Saving One Life At A Time

By Chuck Obina
Wednesday - February 07, 2007
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‘LEAD-ers’ in emergency care programs (from left) Junise Regpala, Joseph Mendoza and Chuck Obina
‘LEAD-ers’ in emergency care programs (from left)
Junise Regpala, Joseph Mendoza and Chuck Obina

One of the many facets of an effective leader is caring for your employees. Show your employees you value them through leading by example. Be the leader who commits to improving the quality of life for your employees, their families and your community. Who knows? The life saved/impacted could very well be your own.

Did You Know? * Out of the 300,000 heart attacks suffered each year, half are fatal.

* 80,000 of these are sudden cardiac arrests with 70 percent occurring outside of hospitals.

* With every minute that passes, you have a 10 percent less chance of survival without CPR.

* By the time you have read this, you’ll have two minutes left to prevent a death!

Within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Medical services and first aid regulations for employers, it states, “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic or hospital in near proximity (three-five minutes) to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.”

Employers should provide medical services and first aid that are most appropriate to respond to incidents at their workplaces. OSHA allows employers to tailor the specific details of their first aid and medical services program, depending on the circumstances of each workplace and employer.

My company, LEAD Hawaii, is a worldwide innovator and leader in emergency care training programs for business, industry, non-profits and the general public. Adhering to high standards, we provide excellence in what we do best.

Our training process is based on proven instructional design theory and practice, which utilizes “hearing, seeing, doing, speaking and feeling” methodology to create student-centered learning and a low-stress learning environment.

We use a combination of highly structured, tested and effective print and video instructional materials. Our primary goal is to meet our clients’needs using the most effective, modern methods.

Our training programs and products enhance the learning process through instructional design and format. Products include award-winning videos featuring realistic scenarios filmed in occupational settings and student packages, including Successful Completion Cards and Certificates. These programs also adhere to the most up-to-date medical and educational guidelines published by nationally recognized authorities and meets OSHA requirements.

We have strict quality assurance procedures and benchmarks to ensure our programs meet appropriate medical, technical and customer-service expectations.

Whether you’re an individual, non-profit organization, association or corporation, LEAD Hawaii’s training offer exceptional value and education. Our high-quality training classes are reasonably priced so you can manage your training costs effectively.

Our CPR/First Aid training certification is good for two years and issued once training has been completed.

All staff should be trained and certified in CPR, first aid, operating a defibrillator and other life-saving techniques. In case of a medical emergency, staff must be prepared to describe their location to emergency personnel (address, building name, location of nearest entrance and room number, if applicable) and to assist them, if necessary. To ensure compliance, post this information by telephones and exits. Review CPR and emergency techniques monthly to help your staff become better prepared in case of a medical crisis. The responsibility of safety management is shared by all our professionals in order to ensure the care and well-being of our clients is met.

Best of all, we come to you. We are here to help you “Save One Life At A Time.” You can reach us at (808) 623-5335 to schedule a training, or visit us online at

Next Week: Shari Chang, Senior VP of Sales ResortQuest Hawaii

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