September 1, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear EMS1 Member,

It takes determination and leadership to create a culture of safety that will effectively reduce on-the-job injury and increase use of PPE. In today’s Safety newsletter, learn more about: Also: Download the free EMS personal protective equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation.

Stay safe,

Kerri Hatt
Editor-in-Chief, EMS1

How field officers influence safety culture
By Robert Avsec 
Field officers must manage the tactical direction to guide EMTs and paramedics to do their jobs more safely, effectively and efficiently
Video: How to properly don and doff PPE on COVID-19 calls
Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue releases video detailing steps for proper PPE use
Stretching your service’s supply of N95 respirators
By Michael Fraley, BS, BA, NRP 
The CDC has posted NIOSH guidelines for extended use and limited reuse of N95 masks
6 important PPE items paramedics should be wearing, but aren't
By Nicholas Miller 
We owe it to ourselves and our families to understand and use the PPE designed to protect us from line of duty injury or death
Eye safety is important on every EMS response
By Greg Friese, MS, NRP 
Eye protection is essential PPE for EMS providers to protect against disabling eye injury
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