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www.osha.gov Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program OSHA 3317-06N 2006
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This best practices guide is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations, nor does it change any existing OSHA standard or regulation. The guide is advisory in nature, infor- mational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) requires employers to comply with hazard-specific safety and health standards and regulations as issued and enforced by either the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), or an OSHA-approved State Plan. In addition, employers must provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm under Section 5(a)(1), the General Duty Clause of the Act. Employers can be cited for violating the General Duty Clause if there is a recognized hazard and they do not take steps to prevent or abate the hazard. However, failure to implement this guide is not, in itself, a violation of the General Duty Clause. Citations can only be based on standards, regulations, and the General Duty Clause.
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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA 3317-06N 2006 Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program
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2 Contents Introduction and Purpose . . . 3 The Risks: Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities . . . 4 Assess the Risks and Design a First-Aid Program Specific for the Worksite . . . 5 OSHA Requirements . . . 8 First-Aid Supplies . . . 9 Automated External Defibrillators . . . 10 First-Aid Courses . . . 11 Elements of a First-Aid Training Program . . . 11 Trainee Assessment . . . 15 Skills Update . . . 15 Program Update . . . 15 Summary . . . 16 Additional Resources on First Aid, CPR and AEDs . . . 16 References . . . 17 OSHA Assistance . . . 18 OSHA Regional Offices . . . 23
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Introduction and Purpose First aid is emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. The first-aid provider in the workplace is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical emergency procedures, using a limited amount of equipment to perform a primary assessment and intervention while awaiting arrival of emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. A workplace first-aid program is part of a comprehensive safety and health management system that includes the following four essential elements 1 : Management Leadership and Employee Involvement Worksite Analysis Hazard Prevention and Control Safety and Health Training The purpose of this guide is to present a summary of the basic elements for a first-aid program at the workplace. Those elements include: Identifying and assessing the workplace risks that have potential to cause worker injury or illness.
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  • Summer '11
  • Emily
  • Occupational safety and health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, first-aid program, workplace first-aid program

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