Medical & First Aid
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Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures
This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.
OSH Answers: First Aid
This section of OSH Answers, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses first aid requirements, documentation, sample checklists and more.
Traumatic Incident Stress
NIOSH recommends that all workers involved in response activities help themselves and their coworkers and reduce the risk of experiencing stress associated with a traumatic incident by utilizing simple methods to recognize, monitor, and maintain health on-site and following such experiences.
Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program
The purpose of this guide is to present a summary of the basic elements for a first-aid program at the workplace.
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances
This document is designed to provide hospitals with practical information to assist them in developing and implementing emergency management plans that address the protection of hospital-based emergency department personnel during the receipt of contaminated victims.