Background: Dealers have recently been looking at providing Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in their showrooms and debating whether to provide training to employees to render first-aid and CPR. In this newsletter, we discuss the regulatory requirements for first-aid kits, training for employees on first-aid & CPR, and AED.
Download Available: How To Handle An OSHA Inspection
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is authorized to conduct workplace inspections and investigations to determine whether employers are complying with standards issued by the agency. OSHA also enforces Section 5(a)(1) of the Act, known as the “General Duty Clause,” which requires that every working man and woman must be provided with a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA does not have staff to go and inspect all employers so an inspection is usually a result of a complaint from an agency (fire department, hospital, paramedics), disgruntled employee, or a third party having knowledge of a violation.