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The Law on First Aid

It is a requirement for all companies in the province of Ontario to have employees trained in First Aid on every shift. The specific requirements are in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and in the separate WSIB document known as regulation 1101. A full copy of that document is attached below to help you determine the most appropriate training, equipment and supplies for your workplace. Our client service team often works with companies on a consultation basis to help you determine the best arrangements, please do not hesitate to call us for guidance.

Basic Overview of requirements

For companies with 1-5 employees, the requirements include: a first aid box (St. John Ambulance Workplace A1 Kit), a current edition of a St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual, and a worker with current Emergency First Aid certificate (or its equivalent) who is in charge of the first aid box at all times that work is in operation.

For companies with 6-15 employees, the requirements include: a first aid box (St. John Ambulance Workplace A2 Kit), a current edition of a St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual, and workers with a current Standard First Aid certificate (or its equivalent) who are in charge of the first aid box at all times that work is in operation.

For companies with 16-199 employees, the requirements include: a first aid box (St. John Ambulance Workplace A3 Kit), a current edition of a St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual, and workers with a current standard First Aid certificate (or its equivalent) who are in charge of the first aid box at all times that work is in operation.

For companies with 200 or more employees a complete first aid room equipped with hot and cold running water and first aid materials as specified in regulation 1101. A nurse or, a worker with current St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid certificate (or its equivalent), must be in charged of the first aid room at all times work is in operation.

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