First, Do No Harm
In 2017, 5,147 workers suffer fatal injuries. While this is a 1% decrease year over year, it’s still the second highest amount since 2008. Four of the most common reasons for fatal injuries were slips, trips and falls, violence, contact with objects or equipment, and exposure to harmful substances or environment.
It’s important for employers to provide a safe environment for employees, but also be trained in case an accident does occur. Below is a list of important first aid sections to ensure employers can meet health and safety needs of their employees. Good news, SafetyPlans.com covers them all!
- [1926.23], [1926.50] – Responsibilities
- [1926.50(b)] – Planning Considerations
- [1926.50(d)] – First Aid Kits
- [1926.20(f)(1)] – Emergency Contact Information Posting
- [1926.50(g)] – Drenching and Flushing (Eye Wash Stations)
Do the First Aid requirements apply to me?
As an employer planning for the unforeseen…Absolutely. Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act) employers are responsible for protecting their employees from dangerous working environments.
To purpose of this procedure is to define the first aid requirements for _____ employees who become sick or injured during the course of their work activities.
This procedure is intended to comply with 29 CFR 1910.151 – Medical Services and First Aid.
This procedure applies to all _____ employees working at _____ facilities. These written procedures are readily available to all _____ employees.
When working at client locations, _____ employees will follow the first aid procedures established by the host facility.
3.0 DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS
AED – Automatic External Defibrillator.
CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
First Aid Providers - Employees who have volunteered to become First Aid / CPR / AED trained responders.
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