First Aid

Because our trainers at QualSafe possess extensive field knowledge in a variety of industrial settings, we bring “real world” experience to the classroom.

One of the most common courses we offer is our first aid training class. Classes can be conducted at our facility, your facility, or at the job site in order to best fit your needs. We offer an extensive array of safety training courses to educate and prepare your team for any situation that may affect their safety and well-being. Some of our most popular training courses provided are First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) courses.

OSHA Employer Requirements

Several standards publicized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explicitly require employers to train employees in the safety and health aspects of their jobs. Other OSHA standards make it the employer’s responsibility to limit certain job assignments to employees who are “certified,” “competent,” or “qualified.” These requirements reflect OSHA’s belief that training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses.

OSHA’s standard for first aid training in general industry, 29 CFR 1910.151(b), provides:

In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in or near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.

In the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.50(c) provides:

In the absence of an infirmary clinic, hospital, or physician, that is reasonably accessible in terms of time and distance to the worksite, which is available for the treatment of injured employees, a person who has a valid certificate in first-aid training from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the American Red Cross, or equivalent training that can be verified by documentary evidence, shall be available at the worksite to render first aid.

Employer Responsibility

The primary requirement addressed by these standards is that an employer must ensure prompt first aid treatment for injured employees, either by providing for the availability of a trained first aid provider at the worksite, or by ensuring that emergency treatment services are within reasonable proximity of the worksite. The basic purpose of these standards is to assure that adequate first aid is available in the critical minutes between the occurrence of an injury and the access to physician or hospital care for the injured employee.

In order to comply with the above OSHA requirements, QualSafe offers your employees the necessary training through CPR first aid training as well as general first aid classes to prepare them to act in an emergency. Call us today to schedule your next training course!