OSHA Requirements in the Workplace

An emergency can occur anywhere at any given time, which is why it is crucial for workers in all occupations to learn basic life-saving techniques. Not only can preparing employees for emergencies make the work environment safer, but it can also put everyone there at ease and boost morale. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) develops industry-specific requirements and recommendations to promote safety in the workplace. As a precautionary practice, employers should do their part to ensure the workplace is as safe as possible for all employees, especially in industries where accidents are more likely to happen.

What OSHA Recommends

OSHA requires employees in certain industries to obtain and maintain CPR and first aid certification. While there are CPR education guides available online, these resources do not provide the necessary hands-on training that is required to perform CPR correctly and safely. Ideally, employers should go to a trustworthy and reputable facility that can demonstrate and provide OSHA-compliant CPR certification. The extent of training should reflect the type of work performed a particular establishment so that employees are prepared for dangerous scenarios that are most likely to take place. Some of OSHA’s general recommendations include:

  • Ensuring that there is a CPR-certified employee available during all shifts
  • Providing adequate first aid supplies near all workstations
  • Offering bloodborne pathogens training for employees who might be exposed to blood

Where to Obtain CPR Training

Employers in New Jersey can learn the most current and up to date CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid education with First Response Training Academy, LLC. F.R.T.A.  has provided outstanding CPR/AED and First Aid Trainings to various clients. We strive to deliver OSHA-compliant training to prepare all of our students in the event of an emergency.

For more information about OSHA regulations or to register for one of our courses, please call Mike at (848) 202-6702 or visit our website


What Is the Difference Between CPR and BLS?


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is a vital skill that can help save lives at work, home, or various public spaces. Basic life support (BLS) is another phrase that is associated with CPR, and they are often used interchangeably despite being slightly different. Both CPR and BLS training typically require keeping the victim’s airway open, promoting blood circulation without using mechanical aid, among other crucial rescue approaches. The main difference between BLS and CPR is that BLS also includes lifesaving techniques that are necessary for a medical or hospital setting. Those who are considering taking a BLS or CPR course should review the details and benefits of receiving either certification.

BLS Certification

Men and women who desire a career in a medical field need training specific to the industry so that they are properly prepared for an emergency situation. First Response Training Academy offers Basic Life Support that encompasses the necessary basic life support education that follows the American Safety and Health Institute's (ASHI) for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course includes the following critical lifesaving approaches for adults, children, and infants:

  • Comprehensive CPR knowledge
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer/2-Rescuer CPR and AED
  • Rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask tactics
  • Choking relief methods
  • CPR with advanced airway management

CPR and First Aid Certification

Depending on your unique occupational CPR requirements or personal desire for CPR education, F.R.T.A. has the intensive coursework for you. Teachers, coaches, child care providers, and many more individuals can benefit from the meticulous CPR & First Aid Training offered at On-Site Training is also provided for convenient hands-on education throughout New Jersey. Some of the courses available include:

  • Community CPR/AED, and first aid
  • EMS pediatric CPR/AED and first aid
  • EMS adult, child, and infant CPR/AED and first aid

For more information about anyone of our classes or if you would like to register for one of our courses, please call Mike at (848) 202-6702