The article "Florida Contractor’s Defibrillator Deployment Recharges Its Workforce Retention Effort" was a good subject with great information. All construction companies should step up a little closer to this plate as they are talk about safety programs. A year ago, I fell into the 5% group [who survive a sudden heart attack], and am thankful that site personnel not only carried personal cell phones but also had the presence of mind to immediately call 911. The EMT’s use of the automated external defibrillator (AED) kept me alive until I arrived at the emergency room.
On-site defibrillators, and knowledge by all in how to use them, are as important as safety harnesses, hard hats, safety glasses and even the OSHA 10-hour safety course, perhaps more so. They can prevent trauma to construction workers and to their families. I thank Moss & Associates for its concern for its employees and everyone on its jobsites, and ENR for making more companies and people aware of AEDs.