Posted on 06/06/2006

June 9, 2006 - WASHINGTON, DC - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program (OSHA 3317-05N 2006), a new guide to help employers and employees develop workplace first aid programs.

“A workplace first-aid program is a key component of any comprehensive safety and health management system,” said OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke. “Our new guide offers practical information on how to help employers plan and implement first-aid programs as well as effective training.”

OSHA recommends the provision of automated external defibrillator (AED) training if an AED is available at the work site. The Guide is advisory in nature. It is not a standard or regulation and it creates no new legal obligations.

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