Saturday, May 20, 2006

OSHA Issues Guidance on Workplace First Aid Programs

First_aid_kit_1 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 training."

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.


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Tracked on May 20, 2006 9:11:51 AM


i have a lawsuit in court to stop osha from acting as a safety and health consultant.
osha is an enforcement agency, and should not be in competition to any private business

Posted by: ralph worley | Aug 13, 2007 11:51:48 AM

We have similar difficulties in Ireland with promoting bodies and even charities competing with private business.
We are contemplating a complaint to the competition authority here.

Roy Lalor
LTS First Aid Specialists

Posted by: Roy lalor | Feb 8, 2008 4:24:37 PM

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