Georgia First Aid: What you need to know

Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their work-places, depending upon the size of the workplace, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Georgia workplace safety and health in the private (businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector, requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation, and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is at least one individual who is adequately trained to administer first aid (29 CFR 1910.151). There are no federal or state first-aid rules that govern public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces in Georgia, except those that may be required through county or municipal codes.
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Any person, including anyone licensed to practice medicine or surgery or to provide ancillary services, who gratuitously renders emergency care in good faith at the scene of an emergency or accident is immune from civil liability for acts that they may have performed in providing such care (GA Stat. Sec. 51-1-29).

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