Accidents Can Happen: Complying with OSHA's First-Aid Requirements
What does OSHA say about first-aid requirements at a worksite? Find out in our latest episode of the podcast where Editor Sydny Shepard dives into 1910.151 and the letters of interpretation for the standard.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Dec 06, 2021
We often talk about how to prevent illnesses and injuries from happening in the workplace, but even when your plans are near perfect, your procedures are well thought out and you have excellent employee buy-in, accidents can still happen. This is proven by the 2.1 million non-fatal injuries reported by private industry employers on worksites around the country in 2020, the latest year for data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
So, with all of these injuries and illnesses being reported on worksites, it’s worth it to take a look at OSHA requirements for responding to an incident at your facility. In this episode, we take a look at the OSHA standards for first aid, training designated workers in emergency response and towards the end we will also take a look at what OSHA says about blood borne pathogens.
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A special thank you to the National Fire Protection Association.
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Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.