Tuesday, December 11, 2012

First Aid Program Fundamental Part 6: First Aid Courses

First-Aid Courses

 Training for first aid is offered by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National  Safety Council, and other nationally recognized and private educational organizations. OSHA does not teach first-aid courses or certify first-aid training courses for instructors or trainees.
First-aid courses should be individualized to the needs of the workplace. Some of the noted program elements may be optional for a particular plant or facility. On the other hand, unique conditions at a specific worksite may necessitate the addition of customized elements to a first-aid training program.

Elements of a First-Aid Training Program

There are a number of elements to include when planning a firstaid training program for a particular workplace. These recommendations are based on the best practices and evidence available at the time this guide was written. Statistical information is available from BLS to help assess the risks for specific types of work. Program elements to be considered are:

To be continued...

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