Oklahoma First Aid laws & safety compliance analysis

Oklahoma First Aid: What you need to know

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. Oklahoma 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.

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Oklahoma has adopted the federal workplace first-aid requirements for public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces. The Oklahoma Department of Labor administers the state's workplace safety and health program. Please see the Oklahoma OSHA section. Also check your municipal codes for local requirements . A detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements in the private and public sectors is available.

Please see the national First Aid section.

Where there is no prior contractual relationship, any licensed health professional, including a licensed registered and practical nurse, is not liable for damages as a result of any acts or omissions who in good faith, voluntarily, and without compensation:

  • Gives emergency aid as the only alternative to probable death or serious bodily injury;
  • Gives artificial respiration, restores breathing, or prevents or retards the loss of blood, or aids or restores heart action or circulation of blood to the victim of an operation; and
  • Performs surgery upon an individual who was the victim of an accident.

Anyone who commits gross negligence or willful or wanton wrongs in rendering the care is not protected from liability for ...


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