2.5 First-Aid Treatment and First-Aid Kits

Safety, Health, and Environmental Manual

Employees injured on the job should receive first-aid treatment. Managers should designate first-aid providers if rapid ambulance service cannot be provided by an established emergency response unit. These persons should be trained in first aid.

Specific employees can be assigned to receive training in first aid, CPR, or use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) as needed. Those who have received training should maintain appropriate documentation.

A First-Aid Log (see chapter 7) can be used for minor injuries that do not require outside medical treatment. This log should be reviewed by the safety committee on a regular basis. These records should be retained for one year after the end of the current year.

First-aid training, kits, and procedures should be provided in accordance with applicable local regulations and best practices (see section 4.12, “First Aid”).

Any facility that does not have access to rapid ambulance service is required to have an up-to-date first-aid kit. Managers and supervisors should make sure the kit is accessible and well maintained (see section 4.12, “First Aid”).