The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) requires safety and first aid training for employees if a Clinic, Hospital, Physician or a person with a valid First Aid/Cardiovascular Resuscitation (CPR) training certificate is not available on the worksite. The OSHA requirements include First Aid/CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
Qualified First Aid/CPR and AED Instructors
Instructors must be qualified to teach OSHA certified courses and be subject matter experts in the courses they teach. Qualifications include academic credentials and instructional experience teaching health and safety material. The instructors at Lenz Safety not only have the academic credentials, but years of experience working with OSHA programs, ensuring worker training and safety is in compliance with OSHA standards for care.
OSHA Training Standards and Continued First Aid Training
Standard First Aid/CPR and AED training consist of qualified, OSHA approved courses. Basic course elements should include: adult First Aid, CPR and AED, Universal Bloodborne Pathogen protection, shock, bleeding, poisoning, burns, temperature extremes, musculoskeletal injuries and medical emergencies. Principles of First Aid interventions for injuries of the head and neck, eye, mouth and teeth, chest and abdomen, foot, hand and finger injuries, should be included. Advanced First Aid/CPR and AED courses are preferred. Workplace safety training must be periodically reviewed and updated with current First Aid training techniques and knowledge. OSHA recommends that training is in compliance with OSHA standards, which includes the practice of “hands-on” skills through the use of mannequins and partner practice.
Create a Safer Workplace by Prioritizing Safety Training and Employee Engagement
Lenz Safety knows that worker participation in safety training development is essential to meeting OSHA program requirements. Responsible employers who prioritize safety training that aligns with OSHA standards are making a conscious, daily decision to protect their employees in the workplace. When this effort is matched by employee participation, workplace injuries and illness prevention programs are improved because workers can identify missing safety procedures, make recommendations for changes and help ensure a safe workplace.