First Aid

Providing first aid assistance and first aid supplies can help reduce the severity of an injury, the cost of medical bills, and the length of time an employee is unable to work.

Q: Do I have to make sure that someone trained in first-aid trained is available?
Yes, all employers in Washington must have either first aid trained personnel at their worksite or immediate access to a health care service.

Q: Do I have to provide first aid supplies?
A: Yes, regardless of how many employees you have, you must provide first aid supplies at your workplace.

Regulation & policy

Industry specific rules

  • If your employees provide first aid as part of their job duties (like EMTs or nurses) you are required to comply with the rules on Bloodborne Pathogens.


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