American Heart Association CPR HeartSaver, Basic Life Support, First-Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen Instruction

General Safety Consulting supports public and employee health and OSHA standards through the research and training established by the American Heart Association’s Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care.
The GSC CPR, first-aid. and bloodborne pathogen training sessions are available in a variety of formats that make it easy to meet the requirements for the general public, healthcare workers, general industry and construction.

Paragraphs 1910.151(b) of OSHA's general industry standard and 1926.50(c) of OSHA's construction standard agree that in the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in 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.

Employers should provide, at a minimum, CPR and first-aid responders to incidents at their workplaces until medical responders arrive. OSHA allows employers to tailor the specific details of their first aid and medical services program, depending on the circumstances of each workplace and employer.

OSHA recommends that CPR training be a general program element of a first aid program. Some OSHA standards have specific requirements that employees be trained in first aid and CPR. If an employer is covered by one of these specific standards, CPR training would be required.