ASHI, OSHA to educate, train workers to respond to workplace emergencies

September 14, 2004

The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) has joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to educate and train workers to respond to workplace emergency situations.

ASHI and OSHA signed a formal alliance that provides a foundation for both organizations to work together on emergency preparedness and response, including first aid information such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) techniques.

The alliance will give the organizations the opportunity to help prepare employees, including but not limited to youth and Spanish-speaking workers, to respond to emergency situations at the workplace. The organizations will work with other alliance participants on specific issues and projects.

OSHA and ASHI representatives plan to speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA and/or ASHI conferences and local meetings, including ASHI’s annual conference. ASHI will work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and to develop a means to communicate the information to employers and workers.