California Department of Transportation
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DHR - SAFETY ALERT MEMO 09-02

 

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SAFETY ALERT

DATE:  June 29, 2009

INCIDENT TYPE:  Standard First Aid (SFA) & CPR Certification Training

LOCATION: All Caltrans Locations

TYPE OF WORK ACTIVITY: Certification Training

ACTION: CPR certification is now required every year.  For employees requiring these certifications, please ensure that they are current.  Caltrans Safety Manual has been revised to meet more stringent SFA and CPR training standards. 

CONCLUSIONS:  All employees required to maintain SFA/CPR certification as outlined by 9.12 of the Caltrans’ Safety Manual shall maintain certification as recommended by the American Red Cross Standard. SFA is required every three years and CPR is now required every year.  To satisfy this requirement the following course sequence in LMS should be followed:

Initial course enrollment: Standard First Aid Course (course code: 100579)
Re-certification the following year: CPR Refresher Course (course code: 100580)
Re-certification year 2: CPR Refresher Course
Re-certification year 3: Standard First Aid Course

RESOURCES:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/opo/safety/safetymanual/Chap_09-2000.pdf

http://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/1512.html

http://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3400.html

 

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE OF HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES
(916) 227-2640

For individuals with disabilities, documents may be obtained in alternative formats and other assistive services are available. To obtain such services, please call (916) 227-2640. TTY users may also call: 711 or 1-800-735-2929.

 

Released 8/19/09

 
 
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