#127 The Importance of First Aid & Energy-Lockout/Tag out CPR
What would happen today, if there were an accident at your jobsite? Would employees and supervisors know what to do? Would the injured person get the best possible care? When an accident happens, a first aid program that meets the requirements of the law and is tailored to the type and size of the workplace can literally make the difference between life and death, or between recovery and permanent disablement.
Employers should ensure that all employees know where emergency information is posted at the jobsite. The emergency notice should state the phone numbers of the closest ambulance service, fire/rescue unit, police station and hospital. The amount of time it takes to look up one of these important numbers can make a big difference to a seriously injured person. The location of first aid equipment and rescue equipment should also be posted prominently.
All jobsites should have a person with First Aid & CPR training readily available in case of an emergency. First aid equipment and supplies, including a variety of dressings and instruments, as well as an up-to-date first aid manual, should be stored where they can be reached quickly and easily in case of an accident. These supplies should be inspected frequently, making sure they are kept in sanitary and usable condition and re-stocked.
In isolated jobsites, emergency supplies and an action plan are especially important. At least one person trained in emergency first aid should always be on-site. If first aid is not given properly, it can sometimes hurt rather than help an injured or ill person, or even be harmful to the person giving the first aid. All workers should know the individual that is trained to give first aid on-site. They should also know where the emergency first aid equipment is located, and what medical professional or medical facility should be contacted if a medical emergency should occur.
First Aid/CPR Certifications need to be renewed every 2 years! If you need certification for your employees, call to register: 949-498-2688