Texas First Aid laws & safety compliance analysis

Texas 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. Texas does not have its own occupational safety and health regulatory program for private or public sector (government agencies) employers, except for worker chemical right-to-know for public sector workplaces. Therefore, in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations), the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act governs workplace health and safety.

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See the national FIRST AID analysis for a detailed discussion of workplace first-aid requirements.

A person (including a physician, nurse, or any healthcare provider, volunteer emergency medical technician, or ambulance association member) who provides emergency care in good faith at the scene of an emergency or accident is immune from civil liability for acts they may have performed (or omitted) in providing such emergency care; there is an exception if these acts or omissions amount to willful or wanton negligence. This immunity from liability does not extend to employees whose profession it is to render emergency care for pay or with the expectation of being paid (TX Civ. Prac. and Rem. Code Sec. 74.00 1).


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