Medical & First Aid

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Aug 18, 2017
Emergency Medical Services Workers: How Employers Can Prevent Injuries and Exposures

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2017-194/default.html

This fact sheet highlights results from a four-year study capturing data from EMS workers treated in emergency departments and provides recommendations for prevention.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 29, 2017
OSH Answers: First Aid

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/firstaid_general.html

This section of OSH Answers, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, addresses first aid requirements, documentation, sample checklists and more.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 29, 2017
Seasonal Flu

https://www.osha.gov/dts/guidance/flu/index.html

This page includes information on the basic precautions that should be used in all workplaces to prevent the spread of flu, and additional precautions that should be used in healthcare settings.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: AEDs in the Workplace

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/aed/aeds_workplace.html

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an important lifesaving technology and may have a role to play in treating workplace cardiac arrest.

Source: OSHA

Jan 29, 2017
Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management

http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/

The tools in Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)provide a comprehensive resource to help first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to make safer decisions.

Source: NLM

Jan 28, 2017
Traumatic Incident Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/traumaticincident/

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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2016
Oregon OSHA Reporting Requirements for Employers

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/5009.pdf

This pocket-sized card outlines the Oregon OSHA reporting requirements for 2016.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jun 01, 2006
Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317first-aid.pdf

The purpose of this guide is to present a summary of the basic elements for a first-aid program at the workplace.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2004
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances

http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/bestpractices/html/hospital_firstreceivers.html

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.

Source: OSHA