Best Practices Guide for First Aid Programs – OSHA

Osha has released “OSHA Offers Best Practices Guide for First Aid Programs”, a guide for developing workplace first aid programs.

The guide four key elements for a successful first-aid program.

  • management leadership and employee involvement
  • worksite analysis
  • hazard prevention and control
  • safety and health training

The primary steps for implementing are:

  • Identifying and assessing workplace risks;
  • designing a program that is specific to the worksite and complies with OSHA first-aid requirements;
  • enstructing all workers about the program, including what to do if a coworker is injured or ill. Policies and program should be in writing;
  • evaluating and modifying program to keep it current, including regular assessment of the first-aid training course.

You can download the entire guide (pdf) here

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