First Aid being given to unconscious worker

First Aid / CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens

Presented: Aug 8, 2023  Available until: Aug 31, 2024

As OEHS Professionals, it is imperative to know basic first aid and how to respond to accidents if and when they do happen. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration website states, “It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel and supplies commensurate with the hazards of the workplace. The details of a workplace medical and first aid program are dependent on the circumstances of each workplace and employer.”

These requirements depend mainly on the size of the worksite and the proximity of medical treatment to the workplace or worksite and can be found in 29 CFR.1910.151, Subpart K (General Industry) and 29 CFR 1926.23, Subpart C and 29 CFR 1926.50, Subpart D detail Construction Industry specifics.

During this webinar, we will take you through first aid basics and kits. We will also discuss the closely related 1910.1030, Subpart Z – Bloodborne pathogens, with regards to universal precautions. 

NOTE:  This is not a training to gain certification in first aid but a review of regulatory requirements of first aid, basic treatment, and bloodborne pathogens. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive training either. There are currently 29 OSHA-approved state plans. Please review any specific plan for your state for more stringent requirements that should be followed. 


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Develop a first-aid program following basic regulatory requirements and recommendations for first aid
  2. Prepare for incidents and injuries
  3. List how the use of CPR and AEDs impact outcomes
  4. Identify bloodborne pathogens and protect yourself from them


Kathryn Forester, CSP, ASP, CHST, COSS


Ms. Forester has more than 30 years of construction experience including general contracting, construction management, hazardous materials, and demolition. 15 of those years have been in construction and manufacturing safety. She is currently the Regional Safety Manager in Texas and Florida for the largest US insulation contractor.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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