According to OSHA, training in first aid can be an important part of an employer's workplace safety and health management system.
Karena Lorek of OSHA's Chicago Region received such training on the job, and her quick thinking and skill were put to use while driving to work one day. She witnessed a car accident and immediately stopped to assist one of the drivers experiencing chest pains and rapid breathing. Lorek assessed the victim and advised her on what to do to alleviate the pain. She stayed with the victim and was constantly evaluating her situation until emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene. She was grateful for Lorek's assistance.
OSHA's Medical and First Aid Safety and Health Topics Web page highlights what OSHA standards require first aid and medical services, and how to develop and maintain a workplace first -aid program.
OSHA demonstrates workplace first-aid training program (12/2)
December 2, 2008