Knowing how to respond when you find a person on a job site is having sudden cardiac arrest, or a heart attack, can improve the person’s chances of survival.
Immediately call 9-1-1, or have someone nearby call 9-1-1, and immediately begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Before beginning, make sure the person is unresponsive – not breathing, no pulse and, when you shake the person and shout at them, there is no response. Sometimes a person who is having cardiac arrest makes a grunting or snoring type breathing sound for several minutes.
If the person is not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down 2 to 2.4 inches in the center of the chest...