The State of Oregon has instituted a new AED law that requires certain organizations to obtain an AED for their locations. This new AED law goes into effect on January 1, 2010.
On January 1, 2010, the State of Oregon’s Senate Bill 556 will take effect. The State of Oregon created Senate Bill 556 to ensure the safety of anyone that suffers from sudden cardiac arrest at a place of business by requiring organizations to obtain an automated external defibrillator (AED). The organizations that are required to purchase an AED are organizations that have a public access building of 50,000 square feet or more and that have 25 or more people in the building at one time. The only organizations that are excluded from this new law are schools and churches.
To view the details about the State of Oregon’s Senate Bill 556, please CLICK HERE.
Of course, it is recommended that an organization should evaluate their building to determine if they need more than one AED. The reason for the evaluation is due to “drop and shock” rule. The “drop and shock” rule states that it should take no more than 2-3 minutes for a responder to retrieve the AED, drop the AED, and shock the victim. This rule gives the victim the largest possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest.
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