Do your Employees have Basic First Aid Training?
A superb Australian safety video found by our friends at EHS Safety News America does an excellent job of bringing compliance in First Aid training to front-of-mind. The animated video is so extreme, cheeky, and over-the-top that it can’t help but be described as a comedy.
“The Aussies produce some of the most thought-provoking and at times explicit safety videos. But they do drive home an important message as this one does about First Aid.”
It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace. The details of a workplace medical and first aid program are dependent on the circumstances of each workplace and employer. The intent of this page is to provide general information that may be of assistance. If additional information is required, an Occupational Health Professional should be contacted.
Medical and first aid services are addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and the construction industry.
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to medical and first aid.