From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Training for Use of First Aid Kits in Laboratories
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:22:26 -0400
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We encourage training of union workers, but also require a medic on film locations.  If there is a serious accident, we can't have people standing around waiting for EMS vehicles.  In the City we have traffic, in the burbs or rural areas, there is a long response time.  And when we were shooting at Shorham Nuclear facility, cell phones are still blocked in that area as a security measure.  To make a call requires driving a mile or so away.  So we required a landline brought in.

It's best not to guess at response time, but to try it out to see if there is some reason that it is longer than expected.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Niemi <anniemi**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Sent: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 8:44 am
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Training for Use of First Aid Kits in Laboratories

Our state OSHA agency requires us to have a person or persons trained to render first aid in near proximity, which they define as a three- to four-minute response time, for laboratories and other areas where serious accidents may occur. They will accept an on-campus clinic, hospital, or infirmary as compliant. Although we do have a local hospital clinic on campus, all of our campus police officers are trained in first aid and can respond within the stated time limit. A few years ago a volunteer EMS team was created on campus with members trained in advanced first aid.. They also can respond within a few minutes anywhere on or near campus and have a vehicle with advanced response gear. We do not require regular formal first aid training for employees but many of our employees do voluntarily take this type of training, which is offered via a variety of sources on campus. There are some OHSA standards that do require certain levels of first aid training for an on-site employee, during electric arc welding for example (CPR).


On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Kohler, Christopher E <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Greetings all,
I'm taking an informal poll-
Is it required to provide first aid training for personnel in academic research labs that have simple first aid kits.
If so, is it given to everyone in the lab or limited to the PI's and lab managers or supervisors?
Is the content of the training at an awareness level (that is adequate to apply a Band-Aid and call for help) or equivalent to Red Cross first aid training?
Many thanks,
Christopher E. Kohler, MS, LPG, CCHO
Laboratory Safety Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
1514 E Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Allen Niemi, PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Services
Room 322 Lakeshore Center
Michigan Technological University
Phone: 906-487-2118
Fax:     906-487-3048

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