OSHA Requirements

First Aid and CPR Training

Of the approximately 220,000 sudden cardiac arrest situations in the United States each year, nearly 10,000 occur in the workplace. Survival rates drop substantially – down to 5-7 percent – when the victims don’t receive immediate attention, and are forced to wait for emergency medical personnel.  See the FAQs below to see if your organization is required to have first aid trained employees!

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What You Need to Know About First Aid and CPR
Compliance In Order to Protect Your Company.

Q: Who is OSHA?
A: OSHA is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. The OSHA Act of 1970 requires that employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.

Q: Does my company need First Aid?
A: Yes, under section 1910.151(b) of OSHA LAW all General Industry such as heating & cooling, electrical, manufacturing plants, plumbing, as well as construction industry are required to provide medical and first aid if not in proximity (more than 4 minutes away) from a hospital or clinic.

Q: Does my company need First Aid Equipment?
A: Yes, under section 1910.269(b)(3), First Aid kits shall be maintained, shall be readily available for use, and shall be inspected frequently enough to ensure that expended items are replaced but at least once per year.

Q: Does my company need CPR Training?
A: OSHA recommends that CPR training be a general program element of a first aid program.

Q: When is CPR Training Required?
  Under 1910.269(b)(1), anyone working with equipment, installations, or repair that is associated with 50 Volts or more require CPR training.

Q: Do Online Classes Meet Requirements?
A: NO! Online training alone for First Aid and CPR do not meet the requirements. As per OSHA’s Best Practices Guide the training requires physical skills, such as bandaging and CPR with mannequins and partner practice.

Q: How much in fines can OSHA assess?
A: OSHA can assess a fine up to $7,000 per violation, and $70,000 for a repeated violation.

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3 Steps to Being First Aid and CPR Compliant

  1. First Aid Training: Make sure your company is compliant with First Aid Training. This training must be hands-on and conducted by a recognized organization such as the American Heart Association.
  2. CPR Training: Make sure your company is compliant with CPR Training. This training must be hands-on and conducted by a recognized organization such as the American Heart Association.
  3. First Aid Equipment: Make sure your company is compliant with First Aid Equipment.  In the State of California, employer’s first aid materials must be “approved by [a] consulting physician” and that approval must be in writing. See Cal-OSHA GISO § 3400(c).


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HealthPro Education is an authorized American Heart Association Training Site. Our business offers CPR & First Aid training. HealthPro Education does not represent OSHA or any other government establishment. You are responsible to check the accuracy and interpretation of all statements made on this page and on this website. You are responsible to determine the required training that your company needs. No representation or warranties of any kind are made, express or implied, as to the information provided within this page or by anyone representing HealthPro Education. This is not legal notice or advice. The purpose of this material is to advertise our services. You should seek legal advice or contact OSHA directly at 1-800-321-OSHA, if you have any concerns regarding safety compliance.

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