Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Duty to Act

Duty to Act requires an individual to provide first aid. No one is required is required to provide first aid when no legal duty exists. Duty to act may apply in the following situations:
  • When your employer requires it. If you are designated to provide first aid to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements you must act. Examples of occupations that involve a duty to act include law enforcement, athletic trainers, life guards and teachers.
  • When a preexisting responsibility exists. You may have a preexisting relationship with other persons that make you responsible for them.

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