Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY
2.40
Revised 1-11
Reviewed 6-13
Environmental Health and Safety
335-3041

First Aid Training

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OVERVIEW

University units are to ensure that personnel trained in first aid are available to provide quick and effective first aid to all employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervisors are responsible for making sure that personnel trained in first aid are available to provide quick and effective first aid to employees.

Unit-Selected First Aid Responders

Departments are to consider the following factors when determining the number of trained employees required to ensure that a first aid responder is always available:

Additional Responders

In addition to unit-selected first aid responders, University administration recommends that the following individuals receive first aid training:

Employees Working Alone

Employees working alone are to have access to and be trained in how to access adequate first-aid services. Such employees are to be:

Supervisors of Employees Working Alone

Supervisors of employees working alone are to have more than one person do the work or contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) if such employees may be exposed to:

EH&S and the supervisor conduct a risk assessment and develop procedures to assure adequate first-aid services are available.

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Units requiring employees to provide first aid, as stated in the employees' position descriptions, are to implement Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plans. See 2.44.

Contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for assistance with developing and implementing a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

FIRST AID TRAINING COURSES

There are a number of first aid training options.

The following organizations provide training for first aid instructors:

American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Medic First Aid

ASSISTANCE

Contact Environmental Health and Safety for assistance; telephone 335-3041.