The level of first-aid services maintained will depend on the hazards normally present at the worksite. Both the law and good common sense require at least a basic level of readiness. New Mexico has its own Occupational Safety and Health regulatory program that governs worker safety in both private and public sector workplaces. The state has adopted the first-aid requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act by reference. Therefore, the federal OSH Act's standards govern workplace health and safety. There is additional and a detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements.
Note: Failure to comply with this requirement is among the top 10 violations cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).