|The Organization of First Aid in the Workplace (ILO, 1999, 70 p.)|
First aid is part of total health care for workers. If it is immediately available following an accident the human, social and economic consequences may be reduced. Effective first aid can enhance the chances for survival, minimize the duration of medical treatment and reduce permanent health impairment.
This publication is intended for public authorities, employers, workers, safety and health committees, and all persons in charge of occupational safety and health at the enterprise level. In the light of the substantial experience gained by many countries, it shows in detail how first aid may be organized in the workplace, especially in small enterprises It also provides information on the duties and training of first aid personnel, the necessary equipment, supplies and facilities, and the arrangements required beyond first aid for accidents demanding specialized medical care.