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First, Do No Harm
In 2017, 5,147 workers suffer fatal injuries. While this is a 1% decrease year over year, it’s still the second highest amount since 2008. Four of the most common reasons for fatal injuries were slips, trips and falls, violence, contact with objects or equipment, and exposure to harmful substances or environment.
It’s important for employers to provide a safe environment for employees, but also be trained in case an accident does occur. Below is a list of important first aid sections to ensure employers can meet health and safety needs of their employees. Good news, SafetyPlans.com covers them all!
Do the First Aid requirements apply to me?
As an employer planning for the unforeseen…Absolutely. Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act) employers are responsible for protecting their employees from dangerous working environments.
More from OSHA's website:
First Aid (29 CFR 1926.50) requirements cover methods to care for employees who become sick or injured while working. It has provisions for responsibilities, training, CPR, and Record Keeping.