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First Aid

Last updated: April 2012

Prepared by CCOHS

The following are the references to the provincial and federal legislation where you will find information about first aid. Since legislation interpretation varies and enforcement varies by jurisdiction contact your local jurisdiction as listed in Canadian Governmental Occupational Health & Safety Departments (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/information/govt.html). Although each province provides different guidelines, the following information is usually given:

- locations at which first aid information and notices should be placed

- documentation of first aid records

- requirements for first aid facilities

- required contents in first aid kits

- certification requirements for first aid attendants.

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Canada

As made under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/86-304

Part XVI, First Aid

Section 16.1, Interpretation

Section 16.2, General

Sections 16.3 and 16.4, First Aid Attendants

Section 16.5, First Aid Stations

Section 16.6, Communication of Information

Sections 16.7 and 16.8, First Aid Supplies and Equipment

Sections 16.9 and 16.10, First Aid Rooms

Section 16.11, Transportation

Section 16.12, Teaching First Aid

Section 16.13, Records

Schedule I, Requirements for First Aid Kits

Schedule II, Content of First Aid Kits

Schedule III, Additional First Aid Supplies and Equipment for Remote Workplaces

Schedule IV, First Aid Room Supplies and Equipment

Schedule V, Subjects to Be Included in the Courses

Oil and gas drilling:

As made under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-612

Part XVII, First Aid

Section 17.1, Interpretation

Section 17.2, General

Sections 17.3 to 17.8, Physicians and First Aid Attendants

Section 17.9, First Aid Stations

Section 17.10, Posting of Information

Sections 17.11 and 17.12, First Aid Supplies and Equipment

Sections 17.13 and 17.14, First Aid Rooms

Section 17.15, Transportation

Section 17.16, Records

Schedule I, First Aid Attendants for Onshore Work Place

Schedule II, First Aid Attendants for Offshore Work Place

Schedule III, First Aid Kits

Schedule IV, Contents of First Aid Kits

Schedule V, First Aid Room Supplies and Equipment

Marine activities:

As made under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

Maritime Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/2010-120

Part 6, Medical Care

Section 105, Interpretation

Sections 106 to 112, General

Section 113, Medical Care Ashore

Sections 114 to 116, First Aid Kit, Medicine Chest, Medical Equipment and Medical Guide

Section 117, Transportation

Section 118, Posting of Information

Section 119, Records

Aviation:

As made under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

Aviation Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/2011-87,

Part 9, First Aid

Section 9.1, Interpretation

Sections 9.2, General

Section 9.3 - 9.4, First Aid Attendants

Sections 9.5, Training Requirements

Section 9.6, Teaching First Aid

Section 9.7, First Aid Kits

Section 9.8, First Aid Supplies and Equipment

Section 9.9, Transportation

Section 9.10, Communication of Information

Section 9.11, Records

Schedule 1, Subjects to Be Included in the Courses

Schedule 2, Contents of First Aid Kits

Schedule 3, Additional Supplies and Equipment

Trains:

As made under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-184

Part XII, First Aid

Section 12.1, Interpretation

Sections 12.2 and 12.3, General

Section 12.4, First Aid Supplies and Equipment

Section 12.5, Emergency Transportation

Section 12.6, Records

Alberta

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. O-2

Occupational Health and Safety Code, 2009

Part 11, First Aid

Section 177, Training standards

Section 178, Providing services, supplies, equipment

Section 179, Location of first aid

Section 180, Emergency transportation

Section 181, First aid providers

Section 182, Duty to report injury or illness

Section 183, Record of injury or illness

Section 184, First aid records access

Schedule 2, First Aid

Occupational Health and Safety Code Explanation Guide 2009

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, 62/2003

Section 16, Joint First Aid Training Standards Board

Buses:

As made under the Traffic Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. T-6

Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation, Alta. Reg. 121/2009

Schedule 1, Commercial Vehicle Safety Standards (sections 16 and 17)

Schedule 5, School Bus Maintenance Standards (section 12)

British Columbia

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97

Occupational First Aid

Sections 3.14, Definitions

Section 3.15, First aid attendant qualifications

Section 3.16, Basic requirements

Section 3.17, First aid procedures

Section 3.18, Communication and availability

Section 3.19, First aid records

Section 3.20, Multiple employer workplaces

Section 3.21, First aid attendant responsibilities

Section 22.9, Additional First Aid

Section 32.7, First aid outline a few requirements

As made under the Workers Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492

Section 159, Certification and training of first aid attendants and instructors

Section 160, Installation and maintenance of required first aid equipment

Railways:

As made under the Railway Act,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations for Railways, B.C. Reg. 74/93

Division 308, First Aid

Section 308.01, Interpretation

Section 308.02, General

Section 308.03, Provision for first aid

Section 308.04, First aid supplies and equipment

Section 308.05, Emergency transportation

Section 308.06, First aid records

Schedule 3.4, First Aid Supplies and Equipment

Manitoba

The Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210

Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, Man. Reg. 217/2006

Part 5, First Aid

Section 5.1, Employer to provide first aid services

Section 5.2, Workers to be advised of location for first aid

Section 5.3, Ill or injured worker must report

Section 5.4, Assistance

Section 5.5, Number of first aiders that must be present

Section 5.6, Employer obligations to first aiders

Section 5.7, Employer to keep record of illness and injury

Section 5.8, Transportation of seriously ill or injured worker

Section 5.9, Appropriate first aid for occupational hazard

Section 5.10, Contamination by blood or bodily fluids

Section 5.11, Asphyxia or poisoning

FIRST AID KITS AND FIRST AID ROOM

Section 5.12, First aid kits required

Section 5.13, Personal first aid kit for worker working alone

Section 5.14, When employer must provide first aid room

Section 5.15, Requirements for first aid room

Mining:

As made under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210

Operation of Mines Regulation, Man. Reg. 212/2011

Sections 4.13 - 4.15 First aid

Section 19.9, First aid kit

New Brunswick

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

First Aid Regulation - Occupational Health and Safety Act, N.B. Reg. 2004-130

Newfoundland and Labrador

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations, C.N.R. 1148/96

Northwest Territories

As made under The Safety Act,

General Safety Regulations, R.R.N.W.T. 1990, c. S-1

Part III, First Aid Service Requirements

Section 60, Application

Section 61, Responsibility of Employer

Section 62, Responsibility of the Worker

Sections 63 - 66, General Requirements

Sections 67 - 69, First Aid Kits

Sections, 70 - 72, First Aiders

Sections 73 - 76, First Aid Attendants

Sections 77 - 79, Transportation of Injured Workers

Mining:

As made under the Mine Health and Safety Act,

Mine Health and Safety Regulations, R-125-95

Schedule 3.1, Requirements of First Aid Attendants

Nova Scotia

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Occupational Health and Safety First Aid Regulations, N.S. Reg 155/96

Occupational Diving Regulations, N.S. Reg. 174/2005

Section 17, First aid certificate

A Guide to the First Aid Regulations, 2004

Driving Operations:

As made under the Motor Carrier Act

Board Public Passenger Motor Carrier Act Regulations, N.S. Reg. 283/92

Section 20

Nunavut

As made under The Safety Act

General Safety Regulations, R.R.N.W.T. 1990, c. S-1

Part III, First Aid Service Requirements

Section 60, Application

Section 61, Responsibility of Employer

Section 62, Responsibility of the Worker

Sections 63 - 66, General Requirements

Sections 67 - 69, First Aid Kits

Sections 70 - 72, First Aiders

Sections 73 - 76, First Aid Attendants

Sections 77 - 79, Transportation of Injured Workers

Mining:

As made under the Mine Health and Safety Act,

Mine Health and Safety Regulations, R-125-95

Division 4, First Aid

Schedule 3.1, Requirements of First Aid Attendants

Ontario

As made under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act,

First- Aid Requirements regulation, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101

Construction:

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Construction Projects, O. Reg. 213/91

Sections 261 to 263

Section 355

Mining:

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Mines and Mining Plants Regulation, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 854

Sections 281 and 282

Schedule - First Aid Equipment

Oil and gas drilling:

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

First Aid Equipment in the Oil and Gas - Offshore, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 855

Section 6

Sections 65 and 66

Diving operations:

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Diving Operations Regulation, O. Reg. 629/94

Section 33

Section 44

Vehicles for the Transportation of Physically Disabled Passengers, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 629

Section 3

Prince Edward Island

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations, E.C. 180/87

Sections 9.1 to 9.13

As made under the Elevators and Lifts Act,

Elevators and Lifts Act Regulations, EC469/71

Section 73, First aid equipment

Quebec

As made under the Act respecting occupational health and safety,

The First-aid Minimum Standards Regulation, O.C. 1922-84

The Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases, R.S.Q., c. A-3.001

Sections 190 and 191

Section 454(4)

As made under the Environment Quality Act,

Regulation respecting sanitary conditions in industrial or other camps, R.R.Q., c. Q-2, r.3.

Section 13, First aid kit

Mining:

As made under the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety,

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety in mines, O.C. 213-92

Section 21

Construction:

As made under the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety,

Safety Code for the Construction Industry, R.R.Q. 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6

Section 9.8.8

Saskatchewan

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, R.R.S., c. O-1, r. 1

Part V, First Aid

Section 50, Interpretation

Section 51, Application

Section 52, Provision of first aid

Section 53, More than one employer

Section 54, First aid personnel

Section 55, Certificates

Section 56, First aid station

Section 57, First aid register

Section 58, First aid room

Section 59, Workers being transported

Section 60, First aid supplies and equipment

Section 61, Transportation of injured workers

Section 62, Asphyxiation and poisoning

Section 63, Additional provisions

Workers' Compensation Act, 1979, R.S.S. 1979, c. W-17.1

Section 110, First aid service

Yukon Territory

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act,

Minimum First-Aid Regulations, O.I.C. 1986/164