Medical Services and First Aid
(1)First-aid/CPR training. When employees are performing work on, or associated with, exposed lines or equipment energized at 50 volts or more, persons with first-aid/CPR training must be available as follows:
(a)For field work involving two or more employees at a work location, at least two trained persons must be available. However, for line-clearance tree trimming operations performed by line-clearance tree trimmers who are not qualified employees, only one trained person need be available if all new employees are trained in first aid/CPR within 3 months of their hiring dates.
(b)For fixed work locations such as substations, the number of trained persons available must 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) each employee at the work location must be a trained employee.
(2)First-aid supplies. First-aid supplies required by 437-002-0161 (Medical Services and First Aid) and 1926.50 must be placed in weatherproof containers if the supplies could be exposed to the weather.
(3)First-aid kits. The employer must maintain each first-aid kit and ensure that it is readily available for use.
(a)For employers involved in general industry activities, the first aid kit must be inspected frequently enough to ensure that expended items are replaced, and at least once per year.
(b)For employers involved in construction activities, the first-aid supplies must be in individual sealed packages for each type of item, must be checked by the employer before being sent out to each job, and at least weekly to ensure expended items are replaced.
Rule 437-002-2301 — Medical Services and First Aid,