OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at https://www.osha.gov.

August 4, 1994

Ms. Judy Streger Brady
Marketing Manager
Paramount Publishing Education Group
113 Sylvan Avenue, Route 9W
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632

Dear Ms. Streger:

Thank you for your inquiry of June 28, requesting comments and suggestions on your complete set of training material for first aid and CPR training.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not comment on a first aid or CPR training program until an OSHA inspection is made. It is the responsibility of the employer to make an assessment of the workplace and determine all first aid needs for expected injuries and illnesses. Each employer using any first aid and/or CPR courses must satisfy him/herself that the course adequately covers the types of injuries/illnesses likely to be encountered in the workplace. We have enclosed a copy of OSHA instruction CPL 2-2.53, Guidelines for First Aid Training Programs; it will help explain the approval used by our Compliance Officers.

We appreciate your interest in employee safety and health. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Raymond E. Donnelly, Director
Office of General Industry Compliance