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Now you can take your CPR Training on the go

In ProTrainings, Training by Paul Martin1 Comment

Over the past several months we have been redesigning and optimizing our sites at ProTrainings. We’re excited to announce that the new sites have officially launched! When you explore our sites on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll notice that they look slightly different than they do on your desktop computer. This is because our new sites are responsive. What does …

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Who needs Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Training?

In Hazard Communication, OSHA, ProTrainings, Training by Paul Martin2 Comments

Lately, our Hazard Communication (Hazcom) training has had an increase in activity.  This has lead to a lot of questions about Hazard Communication training, and we’d like to address those questions for you.  We’re going to start with the most common question. Who needs Hazcom training? Do I? Does my company? To start, OSHA mandates that all employers with hazardous …

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Help! The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is changing and I’m not ready

In Hazard Communication, Health and Safety, OSHA, ProTrainings, Training by Scott Andersen5 Comments

HazCom is changing You may have heard rumblings about some changes to the OSHA HazCom standard. The revised standard actually took effect on May 25, 2012, but don’t worry if you haven’t re-trained yourself or your employees yet. OSHA is giving employers some extra time to become compliant. However, the first of these deadlines is quickly approaching, and this requirement …

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Online CPR Certification, Not a Scam: Gossip, Lies, & Misconceptions

In Approval, Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Effectiveness, ProTrainings by Scott Andersen10 Comments

We’ve been receiving some pretty emotionally-charged messages lately from rival CPR instructors in our neck of the Internet, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some of the misconceptions people have about online CPR training, particularly the training we offer here at ProCPR. There are some CPR instructors out there who will tell you that all online …

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Do you put Emphasis on Customer or Investment Community?

In Customer Support by Dan Hendrick2 Comments

With the announcement by of his impending retirement as Microsoft’s CEO, criticism of his leadership and legacy has already begun. One criticism suggests he was more concerned with defining Microsoft for the investor, not the customer; more about the company returns and less about delivering solutions to the marketplace. Fair criticism or not, it is a good reflection for every …

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Happiness Under the Microscope: Part I

In Health and Safety, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings, Research by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

Our body recognizes that at a molecular level, happiness is not created equal. It responds in different ways that help or harm our health, according to a new study led by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A functional genomic perspective on …

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Racist Patient-What to Do?

In Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, Medical, ProTrainings by Elizabeth Shaw2 Comments

This article from the New York Times by Paula W. Chen M.D. is a poignant, urgent, and thought-inducing report on the issue of racism previously victimizing patients. Now, the victims are the other half of the equation:the physicians.   “After too many drinks, the motorcycle enthusiast in his 30s had driven off the side of the road. As one of …

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12 Tips for Living as a healthy Mommy

In Family, Health and Safety, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings by Elizabeth Shaw3 Comments

You’ve just had a baby, and to you, the phrase “healthy mom,” may be a cause for a snicker or two. The experiences of snuggling, baby kisses and laughter are invaluable, but because of this different time in your life, you eat mostly on the go, there’s  hardly any time for exercise, and sleep is low-priority. However, you well-being is …

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Man’s reaching for a healthier life loses 300 lbs.

In Fun, Health and Safety, Inspirational Stories, Inspirational/thought provoking/interesting, ProTrainings by Elizabeth Shaw1 Comment

If you were to ask Ryan “Mac” McDonald’s family and friends to describe him, they would say he is “a teddy bear: charismatic, gentle and unassuming.” While all that is true, Mac was like a teddy bear in another, more literal way; he weighed the same amount as one. For his 25th birtday, the former Texas all-state offensive lineman’s friends …