First Aid

How to comply with OSHA requirements for first aid training, equipment, first response communication and emergency response. Our editors have “cherry picked” the best resources – to access them, click here.

What’s at Stake
The time to unearth potential problems in your current workplace first aid arrangements is right now—before a medical emergency does it for you. Although first aid requirements can vary there are 5 sets of documents you should focus on in conducting your first …

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Introduction: How to Use This Tool
Whether an OSHA requirement or simply a best practice, employers should create and conspicuously post workplace notice(s) letting workers know about the first aid resources available at the site and how they can be accessed. Such notices can be separate …

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Introduction: How to Use This Tool
People who provide first aid treatment at your workplace should complete a registry or log listing the key details of the case after each treatment episode—or a worker’s refusal to be treated and/or transported for treatment. In addition to serving …

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Content:
OSHA regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A. OSHA doesn’t provide specifications for first aid kit contents per se but defines mandatory requirements for availability of kits on worksites.
In Appendix A of the OHSA guidelines, ANSI is …

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Many businesses and homes have back-up generators at the ready, not just for hurricane season but year-round. But these machines are not without their hazards. Be mindful of the dangers of fixed and portable generators in the event of a power outage.

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There’s no way to guarantee your workplace won’t ever have to deal with natural or manmade disasters, but by being prepared and communicating effectively, employers can help employees be calm and responsive in the event of a cyber attack, tornado, public relations snafu, flood, fire, or any other type of disaster.

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This First Aid & Medical Services Procedure is designed to establish specific common guidelines to follow in assuring that prompt medical attention is provided to employees suffering from either a work related or non-work related injury or illness.

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Is an online training course enough to meet OSHA first aid training requirements?

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Use this discussion about the invention of x-rays to train workers about first aid.

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On Jan. 1, 2012, new first aid requirements for workers in the electric power industry took effect. Here are the changes you need to know about.

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