Code of Alabama - Title 25: Industrial Relations and Labor - Section 25-9-60 - Maintenance, etc., of first aid equipment; notice of and treatment of injuries

Section 25-9-60 - Maintenance, etc., of first aid equipment; notice of and treatment of injuries.

(a) Each mine shall have an adequate supply of first aid equipment to be used only in case of injury to employees or on the job sickness. These supplies shall be located at points on the surface, at the bottom of main shafts and main slopes, if over 1,000 feet from the surface, and at other suitable locations convenient to each working section. One stretcher and one broken-back board (or a splint-stretcher combination), 24 triangular bandages (or 15, if a splint-stretcher combination is used), eight four-inch bandage compresses, 12 one-inch adhesive compresses, an adequate approved burn remedy, two cloth blankets, one rubber blanket or equivalent substitute, two tourniquets, one one-ounce bottle of aromatic spirits of ammonia or one dozen ammonia ampules and necessary complements of arm and leg splints or two each inflatable plastic arm and leg splints shall be kept at each location designated and shall be accessible to the miners.

(b) No person shall tamper with or remove any first aid supplies other than for use in caring for injured persons and those who become sick while in the mine.

(c) When an injury occurs, prompt first aid shall be given, and, if immediate medical attention is indicated, a doctor shall be notified and the injured person brought to the surface without delay other than the time needed for rendering first aid. Any person injured sufficiently to deprive him of complete control of his faculties or limbs will be adequately attended by designated persons until he is brought to the surface and turned over to a doctor.

(d) Each employee shall promptly notify his supervisor of all injuries.

(Acts 1949, No. 207, p. 242, §6; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 147, p. 2866, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021