#246 Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) must be readily available. §1512(a), (e)

 

  1. A first aid kit must be provided by each employer on all job sites and must contain the minimum of supplies as determined by an authorized licensed physician or as listed in §1512(c). The contents of the first-aid kit shall be inspected regularly to ensure that the expended items are promptly replaced. §1512(c)(1)
  2. Trained personnel in possession of a current Red Cross First Aid certificate or its equivalent must be immediately available at the job site to provide first aid treatment. §1504(a), 1512(b)
  3. Each employer must ensure that its employees have access to emergency medical services at the job site. Where more than one employer is involved in a single construction project on a given construction site, the employers may agree to ensure employee access to emergency medical services for the combined work force present at the job site. §1512(a)
  4. Each employer shall inform all of its employees of the procedure to follow in case of injury or illness. §1512(d)
  5. The employer shall have a written plan to provide emergency medical services. §1512(i)
  6. Proper equipment for prompt transport of the injured or ill person to an EMS facility or an effective communication system for calling an emergency medical facility, ambulance, or fire service must be provided. Telephone numbers for listed emergency services must be posted (see Cal/OSHA poster S-500). §1512(e)
  7. The employers on the project may agree to ensure employee access to emergency medical services for the combined work force present at the job site §1512(a)
  8. Exposure to blood borne pathogens is considered a job-related hazard for construction workers who are assigned first aid duties in addition to construction work. Although construction employers are specifically exempted from GISO §5193 requirements, they are required to provide appropriate protection for employees who may be exposed to blood borne pathogens when providing first aid. §3203