• Red Cross Health & Safety Training In The News

    American Red Cross Preparedness Health and Safety programs are talked about in a wide variety of trade publications and general press. Here’s a sampling of our coverage.

    February 2015

    World Waterpark Magazine - February Issue

    Better Preparing Lifeguards to Take Action

    The scope of lifeguarding has changed with the tremendous growth and innovation in shallow water and waterpark environments, and lifeguards must be prepared for a host of new, more sophisticated aquatic attractions. So how can you ensure that your lifeguard training is effective, memorable and contains the key components of best science and best practice?


    Risk Reporter - Winter 2015

    Q&A: A Perspective on the Red Cross Ready Rating Program

    Every senior living center wants to do all it can to protect residents and staff members in the event of a disaster. Recognizing that many organizations struggle with disaster preparation, the St. Louis Area Chapter of the American Red Cross created Ready Rating™. The program includes an assessment tool backed by a variety of disaster planning resources.

    January 2015

    Recreational Management - January Issue

    Safer Waters for All: MAHC Created to Improve Pool Safety

    Connie Harvey, director, Aquatics Centennial Initiative at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., comments on trends in drowning prevention, which goes beyond just rescue to layers of protection.


    Aquatics International - January Issue

    Red Cross Offers New Waterpark Lifeguard Course

    The American Red Cross debuts Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, a new program that is the first to emphasize extreme shallow water rescue. Stephanie Shook, senior manager of instructor engagement at the American Red Cross, explains the need for this specialized lifeguard designation.


    Facility Safety Managment - January Issue

    Sim Learning with Class Work: Better Prepares Trainees

    This cover story explores the efforts of the Red Cross to assess whether incorporating simulation learning into its online curriculum could improve training products and ensure that learners, including facility safety managers, were better prepared for emergencies.


    SHRM - January 12, 2015

    Incorporating Simulations Leads to More Effective Safety Training

    Research sponsored by the American Red Cross shows that adding interactive, scenario-based online simulations to in-person classroom training is more effective than lectures alone for instructing people on health and safety topics such as CPR and first aid. Read more

    December 2014

    Occupational Health & Safety Magazine - December 1, 2014

    Research Finds Big Benefits in Blended Learning

    Dominick Tolli, vice president of emerging products and services for the Red Cross, writes that new research sponsored by the organization shows that simulation learning in combination with traditional classroom experience is more efficient and effective in preparing people to act in a crisis than traditional classroom learning or online learning alone. Read more


    Safety Daily Advisor - December 1, 2014

    New Red Cross Research Shows Benefit to Blended Training Programs

    A new white paper from the American Red Cross makes the case for the most effective safety training method – a blended approach that combines online scenario-based simulation learning with in-person classroom training. Read more


    Association of American Educators - December 11, 2014

    Guest Blog: Preparing Students for After-School Sitter Jobs

    Parent and Red Cross product director Grant Hansen explains how babysitting can help students broaden their skill sets and sense of personal responsibility. Read more

    November 2014

    Facility Safety Management - November Issue4

    Meeting Demand: Red Cross Offers OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Training Courses

    Red Cross senior director Steve Rieve explains the organization’s expansion into OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training for employees and supervisors – and why Spanish-language safety training is more critical than ever for American industry. Read more


    Parks and Recreation – November Issue

    Toward 50,000 Water-Competent Swimmers

    As the American Red Cross recognizes its 100th anniversary of providing swimming safety education, its aquatics leaders are taking on a five-year, 50-city campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent by teaching 50,000 people what it means to be “water competent.” Read more


    Recreation Management’s Rec Report – November Issue

    Red Cross Invites Aquatic Facilities to Promote Classes Online

    Aquatic Partner facilities with a current Red Cross Authorized Provider or Licensed Training Provider agreement can now post classes on RedCross.org. Read more

    September 2014

    Occupational Health & Safety Magazine - Sep 16, 2014

    Signs From the Show Floor

    Associate editor Matt Holden picks his favorite products and services at the National Safety Council trade show and features two Red Cross offerings – OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training and the Prestan Ultralite Manikin. Read more

    July 2014

    Industrial Hygiene News – July/August 2014

    First Aid Training

    The Red Cross launches Team First Aid Exercises, designed to help trained individuals review the lifesaving skills that they learned during First Aid, CPR and AED course and help them practice as a team with co-workers. Read more