Saturday, May 20, 2006
The US Newswire is reporting that OSHA yesterday issued new guidelines for developing company first aid programs, entitiled "Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program."
The OSHA Guide seeks to practically break down workplace first aid programs into four essential elements: "management leadership and employee involvement;
worksite analysis; hazard prevention and control; and safety and health
According to the article, the Guide also includes:
[B]est practices for planning and conducting safe and effective first-aid training. OSHA recommends that training courses include instruction in general and workplace hazard-specific knowledge and skills, incorporating automated external defibrillator (AED) training in to CPR training if an AED is available at the work site, and periodically repeat first-aid training to help maintain and update knowledge and skills.