Care For The Injured
The following points should be covered on how to care for the injured after a careful review of your Emergency Response Plan.
Guide for Discussion
Determine the seriousness of the injury:
Contact Emergency Response Team(s).
Do not move the injured person.
Get First Aid trained personnel assistance; ask them to help.
Keep the injured person from standing.
In case of bleeding—apply pressure to the wound. Do not use a tourniquet except in cases of excessive bleeding.
If the injured person has stopped breathing, get someone who has been trained in CPR o help restore the breathing.
Try to keep the injured person warm.
Contact the supervisor immediately.
Do not try to get the injured person to move if a fall is involved.
Get any First Aid treatment that may be needed. Be sure you know the location(s) of the nearest First Aid kit on the job.
Other Items to be Aware of:
Report all injuries—even minor ones may become major ones.
Seek first aid for even minor injuries.
Be sure the emergency telephone numbers and the location of the nearest cross street are posted in a conspicuous place on the job. Know them.
Additional Discussion Notes:
• Company Emergency Medical Plan including location of nearest telephone, 911 or other system, and nearest cross-street.
• Who is First Aid/CPR trained on the job? INSERT NAME
• The First Aid kit is kept where? INSERT LOCATION
• The Supervisory person to contact on all accidents/injuries is? INSERT NAME
Remember: Be sure to review the locations of First Aid kit(s) and emergency numbers on the job site.