District of Columbia First Aid laws & HR compliance analysis

District of Columbia First Aid: What you need to know

District of Columbia law does not require the provision of first aid in the workplace, nor does the District have its own occupational safety and health plan for private employers. Therefore, in the private sector, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety. The District has adopted the OSH Act requirements by reference for public sector workplaces (i.e., municipal agencies). There is additional information about first-aid requirements.
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Any person who in good faith renders emergency medical care or assistance to an injured person at the scene of an accident or other emergency in the District of Columbia outside of a hospital, without the expectation of receiving or intending to seek compensation from the injured person, is not civilly liable for any act or omission in giving the care or first aid that does not constitute gross negligence (DC Code Sec. 2-1344).

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District of Columbia First Aid Resources

Type Title
Handouts First Aid in the Workplace
PowerPoints Basic First Aid
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