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Document ID (ISN)107458
CIS number 07-1287
Year 2006
Convention or series no. OSHA 3317-06N 2006
Title Best practices guide - Fundamentals of a workplace first-aid program
Bibliographic information Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2006. 23p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317first-aid.pdf [in English]
Abstract This OSHA guide identifies the four essential elements for first-aid programs to be effective: management leadership and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training. The guide details the primary components of a first-aid program at the workplace, which include: identifying and assessing workplace risks; designing a program that is specific to the worksite and complies with OSHA first-aid requirements; instructing all workers about the program, including what to do if a co-worker is injured or ill; evaluating and modifying program to keep it current, including regular assessment of the first-aid training course. The guide also includes best practices for planning and conducting safe and effective first-aid training.
Descriptors (primary) first-aid training; USA; first-aid organization
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; premises; role of management; safety guides; safety and health training; information of personnel; workers' participation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization
Workers' participation
OSH training