OSHA encourages employers to provide AEDs in the workplace
With over 30 years in the business of defibrillation, we have the experience and products to assist you throughout the automated external defibrillator (AED) implementation process.
Remarks from OSHA Administrator, John Henshaw on AEDs in the workplace:
"Let me talk about several exciting projects we're working on. First, AEDs—OSHA is committed to encouraging more employers to provide Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs in the workplace. With the help of Dr. Bernacki and ACOEM, we have developed a list of companies whose medical directors support workplace AED programs. We need their help to foster further use of AEDs in the workplace. We're working on a best practices guide for first aid that will include AED programs."
Occupational Health and Safety Conference May 7, 2003
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According to OSHA, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an important lifesaving technology and may have a role to play in treating workplace cardiac arrest. To assist in addressing AED issues, information is provided below regarding occupational risk factors and the use of AEDs in the workplace.
- AEDs in the Workplace American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Provides featured links to survey results, guidelines, case studies, and more.
- AED Programs Give Lay Rescuers Confidence - Hank Constantine, ZOLL Director of Marketing for AEDs, focuses on the lay rescuer in this ISHN article, and how to give him or her the confidence and courage to act swiftly and decisively. That response depends on preparation and training, which in turn depends on having an AED program in place.
- Occupational Heart Disease. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Addresses many of the hazards associated with occupational risks of coronary heart disease.
- Saving a Life Is as Easy as A-E-D. American Red Cross Health and Safety Services. Introduces AED technology and provides answers to commonly asked questions.