OSHA's Requirements for Medical Services and First Aid
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Understand the requirements of OSHA's medical services and first aid and how best to be prepared when accidents happen.Workplace injuries can be costly for all involved. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in a typical year, there are more than 10,000 work-related fatalities; approximately 1.8 million work-related disabling injuries; approximately 35 million lost workdays from non-fatal injuries. Prompt, properly administered first aid can mean the difference between life and death, rapid versus prolonged recovery, or temporary versus permanent disability. Your company emphasizes a safe environment, but when accidents happen, it is important to have someone who knows how to handle the situation effectively.
AuthorsEdwin G. Foulke Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP
Requirements Under OSHA's Medical and First Aid (1910.151) Standard
• Availability of Medical Personnel for Advice
• Having Adequately Trained Person to Provide First Aid
• What First Aid Treatment Is Required
• Having Adequate First Aid Supplies (Appendix A)
• Having Suitable Quick Drenching or Flushing Facilities Available
Requirements Under OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens (1910.1030) Standard
• Procedures to Follow for Company's First Aid Responders
• Exposure Control or First Responders
• PPE for Company's First Responders
• Hepatitis B Vaccination and Post-Exposure Requirements
• Training Requirements
OSHA's Access to Employee Exposure and Medical (1910.1020) Standard
• What Are Exposure Records?
• What Medical Records Are Covered?
• Preservation of Records
• Access to Records