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Your Workplace and CPR / First aid OSHA compliance

April 3, 2018

 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has certain requirements regarding first aid and CPR preparedness in the workplace.

 

Compliance with the training requirements for OSHA standard 1910.151 includes CPR only as a recommendation, while the standards listed in this website: https://www.verywell.com/osha-compliance-for-first-aid-in-the-workplace-1298830, state CPR must be included.

 

How Does This Affect Your Workplace?

If your workplace meets one of the specific industries listed in the link mentioned above, then you must provide training in first aid and CPR for at least one employee to be able to respond at all times.

If your workplace is in any other industry, OSHA compliance means you must look at the likelihood of injury for your industry. The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website provides injury statistics for several industries. Look for your industry in the 2004 Summary Report (the latest data available).

 

Any concerns about OSHA compliance for your industry should prompt you to provide first aid and CPR training to employees. Training should be maintained on a regular basis; OSHA suggests updating training for life-threatening emergencies (CPR) every year and updating training for non-life-threatening incidents (first aid) periodically.

 

for more information on OSHA compliance check the links below:

 

https://www.verywell.com/osha-compliance-for-first-aid-in-the-workplace-1298830

 

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/medicalfirstaid/standards.html

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