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First aid is emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. A first-aid provider in the workplace is someone who is trained to provide a primary assessment and intervention while waiting for emergency medical service personnel.

Is there a nearby emergency clinic or hospital that will admit victims of emergencies from your workplace? If not, make sure that first-aid providers at your workplace have appropriate first-aid training and supplies. See the Rules tab below for more information about Oregon OSHA’s first aid requirements.

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    • Eyewash and safety showers
      Explains requirements for eyewash stations and showers in workplaces where employees are exposed to substances that could injure their eyes, with guidance on hazard assessment and equipment selection.
      English  12/14/2015
    • Medical emergencies and rural agricultural Employers
      Agricultural employers in rural areas often face additional challenges during emergencies. Issues such as distance to emergency medical services, fewer (or less maintained) roads, and little or no cellphone service can make emergencies more difficult, especially when accessing care for sick or injured workers. This fact sheet provides employers with information to help create a strong emergency medical plan.
      English  02/02/2022
    • What employers need to know about hazards associated with homelessness
      This fact sheet describes what employers need to know about hazards associated with homelessness and what Oregon OSHA rules they must follow to protect their employees.
      English  06/18/2020
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    • Rules with requirements
      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.
      English  05/10/2019

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