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Be Nice To Your Employees Or Don’t Have A Heart Problem At Work: Red Cross Survey Finds Only 58% Of Workers Would Give CPR To Their Boss

May 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

A new Red Cross survey suggests that bosses better be nice to their employees or else not have a heart problem in the workplace. The poll indicated that only 58% of Americans would give CPR to their boss. The organization’s annual summer safety poll of more than 1,000 adults also found:

that Americans say they are most comfortable giving CPR to family members, friends and coworkers, with less than half very likely to perform CPR on a stranger. The survey showed that physical appearance was a significant factor when people are deciding to perform CPR on a stranger, and men with a disheveled or sloppy appearance were the least likely to receive assistance, with only half of respondents saying they would very likely try to give them CPR.

Previous Red Cross research found that nearly 90 percent of Americans say they want to be prepared for an emergency, but they don’t know where to start or what to do.

Americans plan to be very active this summer, as the survey found that more than 40 percent will go hiking or camping and almost 75 percent will go swimming. While people expect to be active, the Red Cross found that many were not confident they knew what to do in an emergency – less than two-thirds felt confident helping a heat stroke victim and fewer than half could help someone with an allergic reaction to an insect or snake bite.

By the way, the Oregon Trail chapter of the Red Cross notes that Friday was the national organization’s 129th birthday.

Janet Napolitano

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano receives Red Cross CPR training at Department headquarters

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