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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
This section highlights standards, Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to AEDs.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
Maritime Industry (29 CFR 1915)
- 1915 Subpart F, General Working Conditions
Federal Register Notices
- General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Final Rule. Final Rules 76:24575-24711, (May 2, 2011).
- General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment. Proposed Rules 72:72451-72520, (December 20, 2007).
- Emergency Response and Preparedness. Proposed Rules 72:51735-51743 (September 11, 2007).
- Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Proposed Rule. Proposed Rules 70:34821-34980, (June 15, 2005). Included as part of the proposed rule, OSHA requests information on costs, safety, and efficacy of and experience with AED devices.
- Survey of Automatic External Defibrillator Use in Occupational Settings; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Request for Comment. Notice 70:23234-23236, (May 4, 2005). OSHA plans to supplement a statistical survey with extended case study interviews with selected respondents, as there is limited information about AED use in occupational settings.
- Updated Enforcement Procedures for the Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030. CPL 02-02-069 [CPL 2-2.69], (November 27, 2001). Employers will not be cited if they have not offered the hepatitis B vaccination series to an employee whose only exposure to blood would be responding to injuries resulting from workplace incidents as long as this was only a collateral duty of the employee and certain other requirements have been met. Members of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Team would also fall under this category if the same conditions exist.
Letters of Interpretation
- Whether employees certified in CPR and use of AED's are covered under the bloodborne pathogens standards. (April 23, 2007).
- Emergency medical services on construction sites. (March 2, 2005).
- Automated External Defibrillator training is not specifically required by the Permit-Required Confined Space standard; AEDs are not required first aid supplies. (June 17, 2004).
- Hepatitis B vaccination requirements for employees providing first aid as a collateral duty. (November 1, 2000). OSHA has provided an exception in its enforcement policy for members of automated external defibrillator (AED) teams that meet certain conditions.