Delmar Introduces the Contractor’s Edge Series with the Release of Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry

Clifton Park, NY – September 27, 2011 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today introduced the Contractor’s Edge series with the release of its first installment, Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry.

Jobsite First Aid provides information that will better prepare contractors, construction workers and all other jobsite personnel for possible emergency situations. Whether dealing with a minor burn or a life-threatening event, the book provides a clear, systematic approach to safety training. It outlines specific methods for readers to follow in the event of an accident, which go above and beyond the basic initial treatment for first aid. This new reference guide also includes detailed preparedness information that companies can use to help prevent and divert jobsite accidents and steps to regain control and return the jobsite back to normal in its aftermath.

“In 2010, the construction industry accounted for more fatal work injuries than any other sector, which is why it is so important for all workers to be knowledgeable of best practices in first aid on a construction jobsite,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, technology professional business unit, Delmar. “We know that often, the first responders are the other employees on the job, and the time in between when an accident happens and when emergency responders arrive is critical, leaving these jobsite workers with the responsibility of minimizing problems and maximizing safety. Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry is a crucial reference guide for any jobsite in the event that an unexpected emergency arises on the job.”

All first aid concepts displayed in the book are brought to life with specific jobsite and contractor references, providing readers with real-world context for the information within. For enhanced comprehension, procedures are accompanied by detailed illustrations and images that supplement the “how-to” descriptions of various tasks. Jobsite First Aid was designed specifically for quick reference, and facilitates quick and easy access to important information. It is packaged to easily fit into any toolbox, glove box or desk drawer, so that it can be easily accessed when needed, and was created using durable laminated materials, making it suitable for use on jobsites.

Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry is the first book to be released in Delmar’s Contractor’s Edge series, with more titles to be announced in coming months. As a new series for the building trades industry, the Contractor’s Edge products will provide contractors with the information necessary to stay on the ‘leading edge’ by increasing productivity, safety and profitability.
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About the Author
Dan Johnson, author of Jobsite First Aid: A Field Guide for the Construction Industry, is an experienced Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) professional with accomplishments on a national level since 1994. A skillful designer of EHS programs, Mr. Johnson has effectively executed programs within a wide range of industries. He has expertise in changing the work environment through behavior based safety, while maintaining productivity and has aided numerous companies ensuring their compliance. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience working with multiple jurisdictions including OSHA, DOL, DOT, EPA, USACE and some State and Local municipalities. He is authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to train the OSHA 30-hour and OSHA 10-hour courses for both construction and general industry. Additionally, he is a CPR, First Aid and AED instructor with over 14 years of training experience. Mr. Johnson is the owner of Mile High Compliance, a company dedicated to providing high quality web-based OSHA, DOT, Energy, Health & Safety and Human Resource compliance training.

About Cengage Learning and Delmar
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