Save a Coworker’s Life and Learn First Aid!

June is national safety month.  Companies around the country will be reminding workers to practice safe habits in the workplace and at home, but are you also keeping the health of your coworkers in mind?

Learning basic first aid techniques can save the lives of your family members, friends and coworkers, and can be fun! Practicing these techniques can make homes and workplaces safer for everyone:

CPR and Defibrillators

To administer CPR on an unresponsive person who is not breathing or whose heart has stopped beating due to a heart attack, drowning or other medical emergency, follow the steps of CAB (compression, airway, and breathing.) Dial 911 before beginning, and follow the instructions on an AED defibrillator if one is available.  If you are not trained in CPR, then administer hands-only CPR.

Compression

Place the heel of one hand atop the chest and between the nipples, and the other on top of the first hand. Use your upper body to push down on the chest, approximately two inches. Begin pumping about 100 compressions per minute. After 30 compressions, move to the next step.

Airway

Tilt the person’s head back and lift the chin forward. Check for rising chest motion, listen for breathing sounds and feel for the person’s breath on your cheek and ears. If the person is not breathing normally, move to the next step.

Breathing

Pinch the person’s nostrils shut and cover his or her mouth with yours. Blow one breath, lasting for about one second, into the person’s mouth and check for breathing. Administer a second breath. If the person still is not breathing normally, begin the cycle over. Continue until the person is breathing normally or emergency medical help arrives.

Choking

If a person is experiencing inability to breath due to choking, begin the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the blockage. The universal sign for choking is the hands clutching the neck.

Steps

  1. Stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the waist.
  2. Make a fist with one hand and place it slightly above the person’s navel.
  3. Grab the fist with the other hand, and press hard into the abdomen in an upward thrust. Continue until the blockage is dislodged or emergency medical personnel arrive.

Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia

Working in extreme weather conditions can cause heat exhaustion- or the opposite, hypothermia. Understand the signs of both, and what to do when they occur.

Heat Exhaustion

Signs: Dizziness, nausea or vomiting, heavy sweating, cool and clammy skin, weak and rapid pulse, muscle cramps, flushed face, weakness or fatigue

How to treat: Immediately remove the person from the source of heat and into a cool environment, or the heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke. Lay the person down and elevate the legs. Give the person water to drink, and spray them with cool water. Call 911.

Hypothermia

Signs: Shivering, slurred speech, shallow breathing, weak pulse, clumsiness, drowsiness, confusion

How to treat: Remove the person from the cold, if possible. Protect the person from the cold, especially around the neck and head. Gradually warm the person, beginning with the center of the body. DO NOT warm the person with a hot bath, and do not attempt to warm or massage the arms or legs. Call 911.

Knowing basic first aid techniques can help protect ourselves and those around us. This month, take time to practice these methods, and always be aware of your surroundings.

To have emergency first aid information with you at all times, you can download theAmerican Red Cross First Aid app for your phone. A full list of first aid techniques for other medical emergencies can be found here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid

EFS is looking to fill open positions in Indiana

Now-HiringEFS is the Midwest leader in drilling; operation and maintenance; and remediation and construction services. Do you have what it takes to be part of our team? We are currently looking to fill a few open positions in our Westfield, Indiana office. To see the available openings, click here.

EFS is always interested in looking at qualified candidates for entry level field positions. Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Donna Johnson at careers-westfield@envfield.com.

We’re Hiring! Are You the Perfect Fit?

HiringWe are hiring for multiple positions here at EFS! Take a look and see if you would be the perfect fit. Click here to see our current open positions.

EFS Looking to Fill Drill Helper Role

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EFS is currently looking for an entry level or experienced Drill Helper for our Westfield, Indiana location.  A Drill Helper is responsible for learning and performing various aspects of field work related to direct push soil and groundwater sampling; hollow-stem auger drilling for geotechnical data collection; environmental soil sampling; and installing and maintaining groundwater monitoring wells. To learn more about this position and how to apply, click here.

EFS Service Locations – Where can you find us?

EFS maintains service locations in Indiana (Corporate Office), Ohio and Alabama.  From these offices, EFS can provide drilling and environmental construction services to all of the continental United States. The graphic below illustrates the states where EFS has recently conducted work and highlights the location of the company’s three offices

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Corporate Office
40 West State Road 32
Westfield, IN 46074
317.896.1116 (phone)
317.896.1118 (fax)
866.896.1110 (toll-free)
John Spearin, Federal Program Manager
jspearin@envfield.com

Ohio Office
7830 North Central Drive
Suite B
Lewis Center, OH 43035
740.548.1500 (phone)
740.548.1531 (fax)
Scott Pfeiffer, Business Development Rep
speiffer@envfield.com

Alabama Office
256.724.0997 (phone)
Joe Tillman,Licensed Driller
jtillman@envfield.com

Interceptor Trench

Are you managing a remediation site the requires the installation of an interceptor trench?  If that is part of the solution but you don’t have the manpower to implement this installation, consider a company that has experience at this type of work and call our office at 317.896.1116.

Our Mission

The Mission of Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) is to achieve:

  • Quality service while continuing to provide a wide spectrum of services
  • Integrity
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Leadership in our industry by attracting and retaining employees dedicated to reaching our company goals
  • Safe working environment
  • Profitable growth