Three ways First Aid, CPR, & AED training can better prepare employees for workplace emergencies
- Early defibrillation is the only treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. Install AEDs across your organization, campus’ and vehicles along with a first aid kit. This will ensure that the medical supplies are readily accessible if/when an emergency does occur.
- Implement a safety plan for responding to emergencies. Include a contact list for first responders in the area. If its life threatening, Do nothing and Call 911!
- Training employees in First Aid, CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), will make the workplace safer, and provide security to your employees that there is someone of staff that is certified to react in emergency medical situations.
DID YOU KNOW ? ? ?
OSHA requires First Aid and CPR training in certain working conditions such as Logging operations (29 CFR 1910.266), Permit-required confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146), and Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (29 CFR 1910.269)
OSHA also states that in the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid (29 CFR 1910.151)