OSHA Hazardous Waste Sites: Medical Treatment/First Aid and Emergency Response Procedures Mobile App
In emergencies, toxic exposures and hazardous situations that cause injuries and illnesses will vary from site to site.
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Medical treatment may range from bandaging of minor cuts and abrasions to life-saving techniques. In many cases, essential medical help may not be immediately available. For this reason, it is vital to train onsite emergency personnel in on-the-spot treatment techniques, to establish and maintain telephone contact with medical experts (e.g., toxicologists), and to establish liaisons with local hospitals and ambulance services. Guidelines for establishing an emergency medical program is detailed in the OSHA Hazardous Waste Sites: Medical Treatment/First Aid and Emergency Response Procedures mobile app.