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.

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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Is an exercise regime for an employee directed by a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)recordable as “medical treatment” under the Recordkeeping standard?
ANSWER
Here’s how OSHA answered this question in a May 20, 2011 Interpretation Letter:
If the ATC recommends exercise to an employee who exhibits signs or symptoms …

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OSHA had a field day at a New Windsor, NY, plant that manufactures filters. Among the 35 alleged violations: Failure to inspect and maintain cranes, remove a defective forklift from service, furnish first aid supplies and respiratory, eye and hand and …

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A worker falls into a basement pit at a building construction site. Paramedics are stuck for a way to get the injured man out of the pit. Another worker has an idea. He climbs 26 feet (eight meters) up the …

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Keep Eyewash Stations in Sight
It all happened so quickly for Dustin Martin who was topping up a container of Class A fire suppressant foam. He was pouring the syrupy liquid when it splashed into his right eye, staggering him with pain.
A fellow …

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