In accordance with OSHA Standard CFR 1910.151, in the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid.

OSHA has long interpreted the term ‘near proximity’ to mean that emergency care must be available within no more than 3-4 minutes from the workplace. 

First aid is the immediate care given to a person with an injury or illness before first responders with advanced training arrive. Our first aid training will cover the following emergencies, but is not limited to:

  • choking
  • allergic reaction
  • heart attack
  • fainting
  • diabetes and low blood sugar
  • stroke
  • seizure
  • internal bleeding
  • shock
  • external bleeding
  • eye injuries
  • broken bones and sprains
  • amputation
  • burns and electrical injuries
  • heat and cold-related emergencies
  • poison emergencies

Heart attacks are one of the more common medical emergencies that occur at the workplace. The chances of survival from sudden cardiac death diminish by 7-10 percent for each minute without immediate CPR or defibrillation. After 10 minutes, resuscitation rarely succeeds.

CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is an emergency lifesaving technique performed when the heart stops beating. Our adult CPR training will address the following:

  • assessing the scene
  • checking for responsiveness/breathing
    getting help
  • performing high quality CPR

If a person is unresponsive and not breathing, the best chance of revival is by performing high quality CRP with the use of an AED. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. An AED is a medical device designed to analyze the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal. Our AED training will address the following:

  • workplace AED locations;
  • turning on and following AED prompts; and,
  • AED pad placement

Our First aid/ CPR – AED training conforms with the American Heart Association guidelines requiring bi-annual recertification.

EDMC Safety and Health offers a compliance program to bring your organization into conformity with the required elements of the OSHA Medical Services and First Aid Standard.

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