201: First Aid and Medical Service
Safety Policy & Procedure Manual
Section 200: Workplace Safety
To provide guidelines for emergency medical plans and the provisioning and placement of first aid kits.
Emergency Medical Plan
Oregon Safety Codes state that every place of employment having more than one employee must have an emergency medical plan. If a physician or an ambulance with an emergency medical technician is available within 30 minutes of the place of employment, the "emergency medical plan" is the posting of the emergency 911 number on or adjacent to operating telephones. If the place of employment is not within 30 minutes of a physician or equipped ambulance, the emergency medical plan shall consist of:
- Communication: a two-way radio, telephone, or provision for emergency communication to contact an ambulance, physician, or hospital.
- Transportation: the availability of transportation to a point where an ambulance can be met or to the nearest suitable medical facility.
- A qualified first aid person (Red Cross training within the past three years). Supervisors are to inform employees of the first aid person’s identity. The name can also be posted by first aid kits and updated as necessary.
First Aid Supplies
The Oregon State Safety code requires that first aid supplies be available in close proximity to all employees. The required supplies are based upon the intended use and types of injuries that could occur in the work environment. Each department is responsible for determining how many first aid kits are needed for its work areas and the development of a program for maintaining these kits. First aid kits and replacement supplies are available through the Facilities Services stores. See Safety Instruction 6 "First Aid Kits and Supplies."
See SAF 102: Emergency Response.
First Aid Training
Individual first aid training is available through the local Red Cross office, and through the OSU Dixon Recreation Center.