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When a human heart stops, the lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes and the person may die within eight to 10 minutes. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain until more complete medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm.

To learn CPR properly, take an accredited first-aid training course that includes CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. If you don’t have CPR training and have immediate access to a phone, call 911 before beginning CPR. The dispatcher can instruct you in the proper procedures until help arrives.

There are some Oregon OSHA rules that require CPR-trained employees – such as confined space rescue and forest activities. And for businesses located where EMS response time exceeds five minutes, Oregon OSHA recommends that at least one employee is CPR trained.

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      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
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