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At OC Safety, we believe safety is important in every arena of life and work - whether it's working in a welding shop, performing maintenance 30 stories up, or even taking care of children. In fact, safety plays a vital role in the latter - and too many childcare providers don't have the proper certifications and trainings to be prepared for situations that could arise. For this blog, we're going to talk about the importance of First Aid & CPR training for childcare providers.

A Necessary Part of the Curriculum

Whether you're the neighborhood babysitter, an elementary school teacher, or a daycare supervisor, the importance of OSHA compliant safety training can't be stressed enough. Children require specific skills that go beyond the traditional techniques of CPR - and when the time comes, there's no room for guesswork. 

As a professional childcare provider, parents and guardians trust you with the lives of their children. They look to you to keep their child safe - both from minor paper cuts and in the case of an emergency. Children are naturally curious, and while this is a great trait for building their knowledge base, it can also put them in dangerous situations, which makes emergencies more likely.

Thankfully, gaining the skills and knowledge you need to save lives is easy. All of our First Aid, CPR, BLS, and ACLS classes are comprehensive and fully compliant to OSHA standards. All it takes is one day - and who knows how many lives you'll save.

Contact Your First Aid Training Specialists

Have more questions about our classes or proper safety practices? We're always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions you have. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more information and tips on making your life and workplace safer!

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At OC Safety, we want to make you safer in every arena of your life. Whether you work in a hazardous environment, act as a leader in your job or personal life, or you just want to do your part to be a prepared citizen, our OSHA-certified safety training courses are designed to give you the skills to save lives when the situation calls for it. While there are a variety of situations and occupations that call for safety training, few are more important than the role of being a new parent. Infant CPR is a nuanced technique, requiring thorough training and practice: it's much more than just 'two breaths and ten pulses!' For this blog, we're going to talk about why training in infant CPR is so vital for new parents. 

Safety Training for a Safer Child

If you're a new parent, we can imagine how excited you are. This is a magical time to cherish your new child, and we're sure you're ecstatic to start down the path of raising a child. But it's also an important time to ask yourself: are you prepared? If an accident were to happen, do you have the skills and knowledge to keep your child safe? 

The reality is that when it comes to infants, time is of the essence. The sooner life-saving CPR begins, the better off the baby will be in the long run. The proper skills could be the difference between life and death for an infant.

Thankfully, our OSHA-certified Heartsaver First Aid CPR and new Pediatric First Aid courses will teach you everything you need to do in case of an emergency. This one day course will teach your how to perform infant CPR, how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a child, and what to do if a child or infant is choking. You'll learn everything you need to know to be a responsible, safe new parent.

Contact Your Safety Course Professionals

Have more questions about infant safety or the classes we offer? We're always happy to speak with you. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or check out our calendar to find out when our next course will take place. Don't forget to check back to this blog for more safety tips and info, and we look forward to seeing you at our next class!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_perform-hands-only-cpr.jpgOC Safety is your number one source for CPR, first aid, and BLS classes in Orange County. The infographic above explains how to perform CPR using the hands only approach. 

If you see someone suddenly collapse, call out a specific bystander to call 9-1-1. (i.e. “You in the red jacket, call 9-1-1!) If there is no one around, call 9-1-1 and put your phone on speakerphone beside you so that you may take action simultaneously to save time.

Ask the person loudly if they are alright. If they do not respond, listen for breathing. Bypass checking for a pulse to save time. If you do not see or hear breathing, begin chest compressions.

Move the person to a hard flat surface. Find the mid point between the armpits, place the palm of your hand on the lower half of the sternum. Place your other hand on top and push down about 2 inches to the beat of the song, “Staying Alive.” (This is close to 100 compressions per minute). 

Continue compressions until another trained professional can take over, emergency responders arrive, or you are physically unable to continue.

Should I Get CPR Certified?

Short answer, yes. 

Why? You can save a life.

CPR is not performed enough. In the scenario above, if you are CPR certified, you will be equipped with more knowledge and abilities to help keep a person alive. Hands only is easy to learn, and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is not required if you do not feel comfortable. 

If you are interested in CPR, first aid, AED, BLS training in the Orange County area, sign up for one of our classes that best fits your schedule. We need more people like you! If you have any questions, you may call us at (714) 960-1911 or message us! We’d be happy to help.

All OC Safety classes include a two year certification authorized by the American Heart Association which you will receive upon completion of the course. Invest in bettering yourself and boosting your confidence in emergency situations. 

Be a hero.

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At OC Safety, our mission is to spread life-saving knowledge to as many people as we can. We're passionate about providing people with valuable CPR and first aid training, empowering them to save the lives of those around them. Cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States, with 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring each year. That's why for this blog, we wanted to take a look at what actually goes on during a cardiac arrest - as well as how to spot one and what to do to help.

The Process

A cardiac arrest begins with an electrical malfunction in the heart. The heart controls its pumping through timed electrical pulses, so once that system breaks down, the heart begins to beat irregularly - this is called arrhythmia. With the pumping action of the heart disabled, blood cannot circulate through the body, leaving the brain, lungs, muscles, and other organs devoid of oxygen. Within seconds, the victim falls unconscious, ceases breathing, or gasps for air. Without treatment, they will die within minutes.

How To Spot It

Cardiac arrests usually occur with little or no warning, but are characterized by the victim suddenly becoming unresponsive. If you believe someone is undergoing cardiac arrest, tilt their head back and check for breathing for at least five seconds - if it's a cardiac arrest, there should be none. Remember your ABCs. A – Airway, B – Breathing, C – Compressions. To learn how to properly give chest compressions, please read on to learn how to sign up for a class. You could make the situation worse if you are incorrectly giving treatment. 

What To Do

If you see someone under cardiac arrest, identify a specific individual near you to call 911 immediately. “You in the red shirt, call 911.” If there is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) nearby, get it and use it as quickly as possible. If there is not AED, perform CPR until the ambulance arrives. 

Contact Your CPR & AED Training Experts

If you have more questions about what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest or would like more training in CPR or AED use, feel free to reach out to us at (710) 960-1911, message us on our contact page or check out any of our classes. Don't forget to check back to this blog periodically, as we'll be updating it with more tips on living healthy and saving lives.

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Why should I get CPR certified? How does CPR save lives? What is the importance of CPR training?

These are all questions you may be asking yourself and they are great questions we as Americans should be asking ourselves. At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, we provide high quality and professional training taught by first responders with real-life experience in these types of situations. It is extremely important to be certified as summer approaches, especially if you are a new parent.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get CPR certified:


1. Confidence and Peace of Mind

Knowing you have the ability to sustain a life until emergency personnel arrive is a powerful thing. Give yourself the confidence and relief that you can help in an emergency situation.

2. Be Different

There are not enough certified individuals who would be prepared in the case of an emergency. Only 15-30% of people who experience sudden cardiac arrests receive bystander CPR and this is largely due to people saying they were never trained. A few broken ribs from properly performing CPR, but giving a life to live is far more important than someone unsure of their abilities injuring the already unconscious individual without a chance of survival.

3. Ability to Save Lives

Hands-only CPR is also an option. It has been shown to be just as effective for adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

4. Gain Respect

Getting certified in one class can help you earn respect from your peers and give them added trust in you. You become a dependable, reliable, responsible acquaintance and may even serve as an inspiration for others to get certified as well.

5. Proper Preparedness

  • Over 85% of cardiac arrests occur at home. Lives can be saved by significant others, friends, and even children.

Get Certified With OC Safety

OC Safety provides CPR, first aid, BLS and AED training and certification for Orange County. If you are looking to get certified or recertified in Southern California, sign up for one of our classes. At the end of your class, you will receive your 2-year certification card authorized by the American Heart Association. Sign up today or give us a call at (714) 960-1911 for more information. We look forward to seeing you in one of our classes!

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Hello 2015!


Goodbye 2014, and move over because 2015 is going to be a great year. Think of all the things you are looking forward to doing this year. Maybe a vacation, maybe you are expecting a child, maybe you graduate or begin school this year, maybe you plan to run your first marathon. Whatever the case, being prepared is extremely important, right? You wouldn’t get on a plane to a destination without having somewhere to stay, have a child without having its crib ready, walk the stage without your cap and gown or run your marathon without running shoes. (At least it’s not typically recommended). Why should being prepared in an emergency situation be any different?

At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, you will be trained by firefighters, paramedics, and RNs. Each have personally performed CPR and can teach the material hands on with a personal touch through their life experiences. We offer adult and pediatric scenarios in our training. Perfect for the whole family to learn.

Imagine running in that marathon and one of the runners drops down unconscious next to you. What if you were certified, prepared and able to save that person’s life?

That’s a pretty powerful thing.

Some of our students come to us for the first time and are interested in getting certified. Some of our students are returning to get recertified. The following are some examples of important cases where CPR certification would be extremely useful:

  • Babysitting
  • Daycare Employees
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Lifeguarding
  • New Parents
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Sports Instruction

If you are in any of these fields or simply are interested in getting certified in the case of an emergency, please see below how to become a student.


Get CPR, First Aid, AED & BLS Certified In 3 Easy Steps:

  • Sign Up Online For A Class That Fits Your Schedule
  • Attend Class & Complete Training
  • Leave Class With Your 2-Year Certification Card

Contact OC Safety CPR & First Aid

Thank you for visiting our blog and interest in OC Safety. We are located in Orange, CA and train anybody and everybody who travels to our location. Most of our students come from various cities in Orange County such as Irvine, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, and more. If you have any further questions, feel free to call (714) 960-1911 or send a message through our online form. We look forward to having you in class!

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Welcome To OC Safety’s CPR & First Aid Training Blog!

Orange County’s Source For CPR, BLS, ACLS, AED & First Aid Classes

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. OC Safety is a certified American Heart Association and OSHA approved first aid and CPR training site. Be sure to keep checking back for helpful tips, facts, guides, and related industry articles about first aid and safety training. If you are in Orange County or Los Angeles and are looking for certification or recertification in any of the following areas, be sure to sign up with OC Safety. We conveniently offer you your certification cards the same day as your class.

If you are a doctor, registered nurse, paramedic, babysitter, licensed vocational nurse, emergency medical technician, or simply an Orange County or Los Angeles resident looking to get certified, we can help you. Whether you have a new baby in the family, know or want to be prepared if somebody you may or may not know suffers a heart attack or choking incident, or need to be certified for any reason, our CPR courses provide fun ways for you to get certified – easy!

We offer the following:

    • CPR Training Classes
    • First Aid Training Classes (Pediatric & Adult)
    • ACLS Certification Classes
    • BLS Certification Classes
    • AED Certification Training
    • And more!

Browse our classes and see what else we offer. We look forward to seeing you in one of our classes very soon!

Contact OC Safety

We understand how busy people are these days. That’s why we save you time and stress to make certification or recertification as easy as possible.If you would like to get in touch with us or sign up for one of our classes, you may call (714) 960-1911 or fill out our online form. Our classes are fun, educational and comfortable. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, we would be happy to speak with you.

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