Health club staff must be ready for emergencies


The June edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Brian Rawlings, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He explains why it’s important for health clubs to train employees on emergency response, and suggests a quick way to remember what to do in an emergency.

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Disability insurance keeps your focus on recovery


While an unexpected death can be devastating to a family, especially if the deceased had no life insurance, an unexpected disability can be equally as devastating. Without disability insurance, the person affected may worry about paying the bills when the primary focus should be on rehabilitation and recovery.

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Fire danger in the construction zone


Fires are a significant hazard on construction sites. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an annual average of 830 fires in residential buildings under construction from 2007 through 2011, excluding one- and two-family homes. These fires caused an average of $56 million in direct property damage per year. Over those same years, there were an estimated 400 fires annually in large residential buildings undergoing major renovation, causing an average of $17 million in direct property loss per year.

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Training is key to correct fire extinguisher usage


Fire extinguishers can be an effective tool, but only when you select the correct type for your needs; install them in the most effective locations; and learn the proper way to use them. This three-part series covers the basics of fire extinguishers. Part 3 of 3 – Once activated, a fire extinguisher typically provides less than 30 seconds of use. That’s why proper training and application are critical to ensuring effectiveness.

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