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 Post subject: CPR/First Aid requirements
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:55 am 
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Has anyone been able to clear up the cpr/first aid requirements for workers who are exposed to energized work.

Why does it say they should be trained annually?
If you have a team of first responders at your facility is it really necessary to train all electrical workers annually as well?

If all workers exposed to energized hazards are required to take cpr/first aid annually wouldn't it be required for licensed electricians to be cpr/first aid certified?

Can anybody help?


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Scheids78 wrote:
Has anyone been able to clear up the cpr/first aid requirements for workers who are exposed to energized work.

Why does it say they should be trained annually?


NFPA 70E 110.6 (C), also in OSHA.

Scheids78 wrote:
If you have a team of first responders at your facility is it really necessary to train all electrical workers annually as well?



Your medical team needs to be able to get there in 4 minutes. Here is a quote from OSHA 1910.269

(b)(1) "Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid training." When employees are performing work on or associated with exposed lines or equipment energized at 50 volts or more, persons trained in first aid including cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR) shall be available as follows:

(b)(1)(i) For field work involving two or more employees at a work location, at least two trained persons shall be available. However, only one trained person need be available if all new employees are trained in first aid, including CPR, within 3 months of their hiring dates.

(b)(1)(ii) For fixed work locations such as generating stations, the number of trained persons available shall be sufficient to ensure that each employee exposed to electric shock can be reached within 4 minutes by a trained person. However,where the existing number of employees is insufficient to meet this requirement (at a remote substation, for example), all employees at the work location shall be trained.


Scheids78 wrote:
If all workers exposed to energized hazards are required to take cpr/first aid annually wouldn't it be required for licensed electricians to be cpr/first aid certified?


Either way, as noted above, you need to meet one of those requirements.

Also the 70E has specific training requirements for the resuce team for release of shock victims for the equipment. Either you need to train your electrical workers on CPR or your medical people on safe release from electrical hazards.


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A little glitch in the wording on annual training

Note the NFPA 70E standard says "Training of employees in approved methods
of resuscitation, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, shall be certified by the employer annually."

Some of the committee members have intimated to me that because American Red Cross trains annually and American Heart Association trains every two years the intention was to audit the records to be certain each employee was "up to date". "Training... shall be certified...annually"

Most companies haven't even done this. It would be a good step forward to do so.


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