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November 3, 2011

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Emergency first aid – SafeTIC DOC

SafeTIC has launched its DOC®, said to be the first Connected Operational Defibrillator.

Designed to help save lives among the estimated 124,000 heart-attack victims each year in the UK, the technology has been rolled out in partnership with Philips Laerdal and Mondial Assistance. Training is provided by British Red Cross Training for companies that subscribe to the DOC® service package. 

The DOC® system automatically triggers an alert and makes contact with an experienced helpdesk operator provided by Mondial Assistance. At the same time, a GPS signal gives the operator immediate notification of the exact location of the patient, and a call to the emergency services is made.

Developed by Philips, the defibrillator can by easily used by untrained laypersons, according to the company.

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Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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