Emergency Response to Heart Attack and Stroke

Questions in this section assess the degree the workplace is prepared, equipped and positioned to respond to life-threatening emergencies related to heart attack and stroke.

Click on a question to find resources that help to support each activity.

During the past 12 months, did your worksite:

98. Have an emergency response plan that addresses acute heart attack and stroke events?

American Heart Association-Workplace Health Playbook

OSHA – Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program – See p. 4-5

99. Have an emergency response team for medical emergencies?

American Heart Association-Workplace Health Playbook

OSHA – Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program

100. Offer access to a nationally-recognized training course on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that includes training on Automated External Defibrillator (AED) usage?

American Heart Association – AED Implementation

American Heart Association-Online Blended Training website

American Heart Association – Workplace Health Playbook

American Red Cross –CRP/AED Training Opportunities

OSHA – Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program – See p. 11-16

101. Have a policy that requires an adequate number of employees per floor, work unit or shift, in accordance with pertinent state and federal laws, to be certified in CPR/AED?

American Heart Association – AED Implementation

State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators

102. Have one or more functioning AEDs in place?
IF NO, PLEASE SKIP TO QUESTION 107.

American Heart Association – AED Implementation

OSHA – Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program

103. Have an adequate number of AED units such that a person can be reached within 3–5 minutes of collapse?

American Heart Association – AED Implementation

OSHA – Best Practices Guide: Fundamentals of a Workplace First-Aid Program

State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators

104. Identify the location of AEDS with posters, signs, markers or other forms of communication other than on the AED itself?

State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators

AED Universe: AED Laws by State

105. Perform routine maintenance or testing on all AEDs?

State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators

AED Universe: AED Laws by State

106. Provide information to your local community Emergency Medical Service providers so they are aware that your worksite has an AED in place for an emergency response?

AED Implementation Guide – See p. 5

AED Implementation One-Pager – See p. 2