Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Standards

OSHA standards do not specifically address automated external defibrillators (AEDs). However exposures to first-aid hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry. This section highlights various OSHA standards and documents related to AEDs.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart K - Medical and First Aid

1910.151, Medical services and first aid.

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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1030, Bloodborne pathogens.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart F

1915.87, Medical services and first aid.

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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1030, Bloodborne pathogens *See General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910) listed above. The requirements of 1915.1030 are identical to those set forth at 1910.1030.

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Construction (29 CFR 1926)
Construction (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.50, Medical services and first aid.

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State Standards

There are 28 OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

Additional Directives

Note: The directives in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.