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. West Virginia does not have its own occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers. Therefore, in the private sector, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act governs first-aid requirements.
West Virginia has adopted the federal workplace first-aid requirements for public sector (state government offices and operations) workplaces. The West Virginia Division of Labor administers the workplace safety and health program for state government employers. There is additional contact information. There is no state or federal law that governs first aid in county or municipal government workplaces. Check your municipal codes for local requirements. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements in the private sector.