The employer shall insure the availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters
of occupational health.
Provisions shall be made prior to commencement of the project for prompt medical attention in case of
In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, hospital, or physician, that is reasonably accessible in terms
of time and distance to the worksite, which is available for the treatment of injured employees, a person who has a valid certificate in first-aid
training from the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the American Red Cross, or equivalent training that can be verified by documentary evidence, shall be
available at the worksite to render first aid.
First aid supplies shall be easily accessible when required.
The contents of the first aid kit shall be placed in a weatherproof container with individual
sealed packages for each type of item, and shall be checked by the employer before being sent out on each job and at least weekly on each job
to ensure that the expended items are replaced.
Proper equipment for prompt transportation of the injured person to a physician or hospital, or a
communication system for contacting necessary ambulance service, shall be provided.
In areas where 911 is not available, the telephone numbers of
the physicians, hospitals, or ambulances shall be conspicuously posted.
Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable
facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, as amended at 49 FR 18295, Apr. 30, 1984; 58 FR 35084, June 30, 1993; 61 FR 5507,
Feb. 13, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998]