OSHA INSTRUCTION CPL 2.2 OCTOBER 30, 1978
OSHA PROGRAM DIRECTIVE #200-9
To: Regional Administrators, National Office Directors, Area Office
Directors and District Supervisors.
Subject: American Red Cross Agreement
To provide guidelines for National and Field Offices' personnel and
staff regarding the American Red Cross Agreement.
2. Documentation Affected
This directive supplements the instructions in CHapter XIII and
XVIII of the Compliance Operations Manual.
A statement of understanding has been reached between the Secretary
of Labor and the president of the American Red Cross regarding first-aid
training requirements and courses. The agreement provides an immediate
source of knowledgeable and qualified personnel and training capabilities in
first aid through the American Red Cross.
a. The Red Cross agrees to expand first-aid training resources and
will adapt courses to meet the needs of different work
b. Red Cross Chapters, Divisions and Areas will assist in
distributing information relating to first-aid training services available to
employers and employees.
c. Additionally, the Red Cross will designate liaison personnel to
work with the National Office and Regional Administrators; and will provide
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with pertinent
information on its training courses and related review material.
Persons who have a current training certificate in the American
Red Cross Basic, Standard or Advanced First Aid Course shall be considered as
adequately trained to render first aid in
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fulfilling the requirements of the Occupational Safety and
Health Standards, Subpart K., Medical and First Aid (29 CFR 1910.151(b)), The
American Red Cross Standard Course is the recommended MINIMUM level of
b. National Offices and Regional Administrators shall:
(1) Establish appropriate liaison with national, area, division,
and chapter offices of the American Red Cross; and
(2) Assure current and future State programs include appropriate
recognition and implementation of this policy.
c. First-aid courses by other organizations are recognized by OSHA
if found satisfactory. Regional Administrators shall evaluate such
5. Effective Date.
This instruction is effective immediately and will be incorporated
into the next scheduled revision of the Compliance Operations
Preston T. Farish Director Office of Program Operations
DISTRIBUTION: National Office Field
A/Sec. (3) Regional Administrators (3)
Dep. Asst./Sec.(2) ARA Technical(2)
Spec. Asst. (1) ARA Compliance (2)
Directors(3) ARA State (1)
SOL (1) Area/District Offices
BLS (1) Training Institute (4)
Review Commission (6) Professional Staff(1)
HEW (1) Designated State Agencies(1)
Program Operations NIOSH Regional Program
OCC Professional Staff(15) Directors(1)
OCS Professional Staff(30) SOL Regional Attorneys(1)
OCS Tech. Centers(1) Review Commission Regional
American Red Cross National Headquarters Washington,