This section is designed to assure that all employees in this state are afforded quick and effective first-aid attention in the event of an on the job injury. To achieve this purpose the presence of personnel trained in first-aid procedures at or near those places where employees are working is required. Compliance with the provisions of this section may require the presence of more than one first-aid trained person.
(1) Each employer must have available at all worksites, where a crew is present, a person or persons holding a valid first-aid certificate.
(2) All crew leaders, supervisors or persons in direct charge of one or more employees must have a valid first-aid certificate.
(3) For the purposes of this section, a crew means a group of two or more employees working at any worksite.
The requirement that all crew leaders, supervisors or person in direct charge of one or more employees (subsection (3) of this section) applies even if other first-aid trained person(s) are available. In emergencies, crew leaders will be permitted to work up to thirty days without having the required certificate, providing an employee in the crew or another crew leaders in the immediate work area has the necessary certificate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-07-160, § 296-155-120, filed 3/23/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 01-11-038, § 296-155-120, filed 5/9/01, effective 9/1/01; WSR 00-01-038, § 296-155-120, filed 12/7/99, effective 2/1/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17
RCW. WSR 94-15-096 (Order 94-07), § 296-155-120, filed 7/20/94, effective 9/20/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040
and 49.17.050. WSR 86-03-074 (Order 86-14), § 296-155-120, filed 1/21/86; Order 74-26, § 296-155-120, filed 5/7/74, effective 6/6/74.]