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.

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In the past 12 months, did your worksite...

73. Provide educational materials that address signs, symptoms, and emergency response to heart attack?

American Heart Association: Heart Attack

CDC: Heart Disease

Start With Your Heart

Million Hearts Initiative

74. Provide educational materials that address signs, symptoms, and emergency response to stroke?

American Stroke Association

CDC: Stroke

Start With Your Heart

Million Hearts Initiative

National Stroke Association

75. Provide and promote interactive educational programming that addresses signs, symptoms, and emergency response to heart attack?

American Heart Association: Heart Attack

CDC: Heart Disease

Start With Your Heart

Million Hearts Initiative

76. Provide and promote interactive educational programming that addresses signs, symptoms, and emergency response to stroke?

American Stroke Association

CDC: Stroke

Start With Your Heart

Million Hearts Initiative

National Stroke Association

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

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

Prepare Employees to Act in a Cardiac Emergency

American Heart Association-Workplace Health Playbook

78. Have an emergency response team trained to respond to acute heart attack and stroke events?

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

Prepare Employees to Act in a Cardiac Emergency

79. 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 Red Cross –CRP/AED Training Opportunities

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

80. Have and promote a written 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

81. Have one or more functioning AEDs in place?

American Heart Association – AED Implementation

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

82. Have an adequate number of AED units so 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

83. 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

AHA Workforce Training

84. Perform maintenance or testing on all AEDs in alignment with manufacturer recommendations?

State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators

AHA Workforce Training