First Aid and CPR
OSHA strongly recommends that every workplace has one or more employees who are trained in First Aid that includes CPR.
Before an Injury Occurs
- Understand what is expected of you if you come upon an injured worker.
- Understand what actions you may need to take if you are the injured worker.
- Know who to call and how you can reach them in an emergency (Radio/Phone/Voice).
- Know who would be your secondary contact person if your primary is not available.
- Can you explain your location when you call for assistance?
- Know where your First Aid Kit, Eye Wash Station or AAD are located.
- Inspect First Aid Kits at least monthly.
Ensure You are Prepared if an Injury Occurs
- Understand the hazards in your workplace.
- Read any emergency response information that is posted in your workplace.
- When evaluating your work task ask yourself what could go wrong and how would I respond to different emergencies.
When Administering First Aid
- Assess the Situation quickly and calmly
- Protect the injured person, the wound and oneself from other dangers.
- PPE…prevent infection between you and the injured.
- Assess the severity and give first aid treatment.
- Contact 911 if serious help is needed
- Who is your primary company contact?
- Do you know where your First Aid kit is located within your workplace?
- Are you First Aid and/or CPR certified?
- Who is familiar with your organizations Emergency Response Protocols?
The following list sets forth the minimally acceptable number and type of first-aid supplies for first-aid kits required under paragraph (d)(2) of the logging standard. The contents of the first-aid kit listed should be adequate for small work sites, consisting of approximately two to three employees. When larger operations or multiple operations are being conducted at the same location, additional first-aid kits should be provided at the work site or additional quantities of supplies should be included in the first-aid kits:
- Gauze pads (at least 4 x 4 inches).
- Two large gauze pads (at least 8 x 10 inches).
- Box adhesive bandages (band-aids).
- One package gauze roller bandage at least 2 inches wide.
- Two triangular bandages.
- Wound cleaning agent such as sealed moistened towelettes.
- At least one blanket.
- Adhesive tape.
- Latex gloves.
- Resuscitation equipment such as resuscitation bag, airway, or pocket mask.
- Two elastic wraps.
- Directions for requesting emergency assistance.
NOTE: Always promote a discussion on any of the topics covered in the Tool Box Talks. Should any question arise that you cannot answer, don’t hesitate to contact your Employer.