First-Aid & Medical Programs

The First Rule - Whenever you encounter a first aid situation the first step is to get control of yourself so you can calmly assess the situation, provide direction and make decisions with a cool head. If the injured person is conscious, help keep them calm by reassuring them that they will be all right and that help is on the way. If you provide any first aid, tell them what you are going to do and why.

First aid is emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. The first-aid provider in the workplace is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical emergency procedures, using a limited amount of equipment to perform a primary assessment & intervention while awaiting arrival of emergency medical service personnel.

Instructing all workers about the first-aid program, including what workers should do if a coworker is injured or ill. Putting the policies and program in writing is recommended to implement this and other program elements.

Providing for scheduled evaluation and changing of the first-aid program to keep the program current and applicable to emerging risks in the workplace, including regular assessment of the adequacy of the first-aid training course.

This training should also includes an outline of the essential elements of safe and effective first-aid training for the workplace as guidance to institutions teaching first-aid courses and to the consumers of these courses.

The Risks: Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities. Recent statistics show 5,703 work-related fatalities in private industry per year. Also, there were 4.3 million total workplace injuries and illnesses, of which 1.3 million resulted in days away from work. Occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities cost the economy $142.2 billion, according to National Safety Council estimates. The average cost per occupational fatality exceeded one million dollars. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) may occur at work. According to recent statistics from the American Heart Association, there are 250,000 out-of-hospital SCAs annually. The actual number of SCAs that happen at work are unknown. If an employee collapses without warning and is not attended to promptly and effectively, the employee may die. Sudden cardiac arrest is caused by abnormal, uncoordinated beating of the heart or loss of the heartbeat altogether, usually as a result of a heart attack.

Employers should make an effort to obtain estimates of EMS response times for all permanent and temporary locations and for all times of the day and night at which they have workers on duty, and they should use that information when planning their first-aid program. When developing a workplace first-aid program, consultation with the local fire and rescue service or emergency medical professionals may be helpful for response time information and other program issues. Because it can be a workplace event, SCA should be considered by employers when planning a first-aid program. It is advisable to put the First-Aid Program policies and procedures in writing. Policies and procedures should be communicated to all employees, including those workers who may not read or speak English. Language barriers should be addressed both in instructing employees on first-aid policies and procedures and when designating individuals who will receive first-aid training and become the on-site first-aid providers.

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 Aerosol Transmissible Disease Exposure Control Addendum   Download  MS-WORD
 Employee Vaccination And Titer Policy   Download  MS-WORD
 Fundamentals Of A Workplace Firstaid Safety Program   Download  MS-WORD
 Infection Control Cleaning and Disinfection Policy   Download  MS-WORD
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 Infection Control Training Policy   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Medical Management Safety Program   Download  MS-WORD
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 OCC Health Standards   Download  MS-WORD
 PPE for Infection Control Policy   Download  MS-WORD
 Respiratory Protection Policy   Download  MS-WORD
 Sharps Exposure Prevention Policy   Download  MS-WORD
 TB Exposure Prev Policy   Download  MS-WORD
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 OCC Health Protocols Proto Short Breath   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Protocols Proto Splinters   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Protocols Proto Sprain   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Protocols Proto Throat   Download  MS-WORD

Forms & Documents

 Recordkeeping Firstaid Case Checklist   Download  MS-WORD
 Backup of NOTICE MAX   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Alternate Duty Medical Release   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Influenza Vaccination Record   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Medical Refferal And Work Release   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Modified Duty   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form New Hire Medical Exam Status   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Return To Duty   Download  MS-WORD
 OCC Health Form Treatment Record   Download  MS-WORD
 Request For Medical Firstaid Record Access Form   Download  MS-WORD
 Respirator Medical Firstaid Questionnaire Form   Download  MS-WORD
 Eyewash Station Inspection Form   Download  MS-WORD

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 Amputation Accident   Download  MS-WORD
 Containing Workers Comp Costs Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Hand Skin Care Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Handling Health Complaints Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Heart Attacks At Work Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Medical Waste Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Needlesticks False Alarm Or Infection Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Safe Floors Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Training For New Employees Safety Article   Download  MS-WORD
 Firstaid Ngfatos   Download  MS-WORD
 First Aid100   Download  MS-WORD
 Heat Cramps   Download  MS-WORD
 Heat Exhaustion   Download  MS-WORD
 Basic Firstaid Program Training Outline   Download  MS-WORD
 Firstaid Training Outline   Download  MS-WORD
 Cancer and the Workplace PowerPoint Spanish   Download  MS-PPT
 Cancer and the Workplace PowerPoint   Download  MS-PPT
 2brief Firstaid   Download  MS-WORD
 2brief Med Records   Download  MS-WORD
 Emergency Bleeding Talk   Download  MS-WORD
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 Emergency Firstaid Talk   Download  MS-WORD
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 Firstaid 02 Talk Spanish   Download  MS-WORD
 Firstaid Talk Spanish   Download  MS-WORD
 Firstaid Talk   Download  MS-WORD
 Health Care Worker Safety   Download  OnLine
 Stress Mannagement   Download  OnLine


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