As you may be aware, OSHA requires Bloodborne Pathogen training in many industries, and covered employees include janitors, food service workers, medical staff, hairdressers, and any other employee that could conceivably be faced with a blood spill in the course of their employ- ment. Penalties and fines levied by OSHA have been significant in this area, and are severe enough to threaten the close of businesses. The litigation risks are potentially catastrophic, as a terminal illness caught by an employee because Federal regulations were not followed would likely yield a significant damage award.
Additionally, many states and municipalities are adopting requirements for training in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Defibrillators have dramatically increased the save rate for heart attack victims when one is available within five minutes of the attack. While AED training has not yet been fully codified into Federal law, many states, municipalities, and agencies are adopting mandatory AED programs. The litigation risks for non-compliance in this area are equally significant.
Our Firm provides training in these and other safety courses by certified American Red Cross Instructors. We specialize in on-site training, and we are able to train and certify our clients in BBP, CPR, and AED in a single day.
If your business is subject to any or all of these laws and regulations, we invite you to call us to arrange a visit from our staff. If you do not know whether the above regulations and laws apply to you, please refer to our Regulations and Statutes page on this website, or feel free to contact us directly for a consultation.
It is our mission to make work places and public spaces safer for our clients -- and their employees, customers, and families. Please contact us at your convenience if we can be of any service to you.
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