In the U.S. CPR certification lasts two years. You must renew your CPR certification every two years according to the American Heart Association. Our CPR training courses below can be used as refresher training or for first-time trainees. Our online CPR course takes approximately 90-120 minutes. Our DIY classroom CPR training kit takes 90-120 minutes, however, if more in-depth instruction is necessary it can take as long as necessary.
In a single year, over 400 farm workers were killed due to a work injury.
It is estimated that about 100 workers are injured every day while working in agriculture.
An estimated 4,000 youth were injured due to farm work in a single year. (Source CDC).
In the last phases of hypothermia, the victim may feel as if they are too hot and start to undress themselves. This condition is called paradoxical undressing. (Source: NSC).
Under regulations, employers are required to provide a safe workspace for their employees. First aid kits are essential on farms in the event of an accident. These kits can help keep injured workers alive until EMS can arrive on site and provide more specialized care.
Pesticides commonly used in farm operations can have dangerous side effects if not handled properly. Workers should know how to correctly approach areas that have been exposed to pesticides. They should also know what to do in the event of an exposure.
The core of CPR is the same throughout any industry. What may change is the setting. In agriculture, workers trained in CPR need to be prepared for longer response times from medical personnel. They should know how to conserve their strength so they can provide CPR effectively until help arrives.
There are many dangers to be found on an agricultural worksite. Everything from machines to wildlife can be dangerous if incorrectly handled. Workers will need to know how to react to these and many other scenarios that can pop up on the farm. By knowing these procedures, they will feel more confident while on the job.