Federal labor law requires that all workplaces not in “near proximity” to an infirmary, clinic or hospital have at least one person trained to render first aid, and that adequate first aid supplies be available for such events.
Who in your company is trained to give first aid? Is their certification current? What should you have in your first aid kit? Is your first aid kit missing anything? When was the last time someone checked to see if it was up to date, or if the packaging had yellowed?
Whether you are a small business owner or managing a large production plant, the possibility of an employee getting hurt on the job is very real. Being unprepared to handle such emergencies in today’s litigious world is risky, at the very least.
Click here to see the OSHA medical standard for industry.