Pennsylvania First Aid laws & safety compliance analysis

Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania 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. There are no first-aid regulatory requirements for public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces in Pennsylvania. Check your municipal codes for local requirements. A Please see the national First Aid section.

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No physician or other person who, in good faith, renders emergency care at the scene of an emergency is liable for harm resulting from an act or omission in providing such care unless the person's act or omission was meant to cause harm or is grossly negligent. Persons hired for such care, such as ambulance drivers, are not protected from liability arising from their operation of the vehicle (PA Stat. Tit. 42 Sec. 8331, Sec. 8332).

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