Health and Safety Resource

February 2018

We are a hardware store and lumber yard with 60 employees; one person is CPR trained. Are we required to have more than one CPR-trained employee? If so how many?

Oregon OSHA’s medical and first-aid rule – see 437-002-0161(3)​ – does not require you to have a specific number of CPR-trained employees. The rule requires you to “ensure the ready availability of emergency medical services for the treatment of all injured employees.” If emergency medical services are not readily available, then you must have at least one qualified first-aid person available. A qualified first-aid person is someone who has evidence to show valid and currentfirst-aid training “by the American Red Cross or equivalent.”