17.14 Every first aid room provided in accordance with section 17.13 shall be
(a) under the supervision of
(i) in the case where a physician is available in the work place, the physician,
(ii) in the case where there is a medic and no physician available in the work place, the medic, or
(iii) in any other case, the first aid attendant available in the work place who is the holder of the highest level of first aid certificate;
(b) located as close as is practicable to the work place and within easy access to a
(c) constructed to allow for optimum ease of access to persons carrying a patient on a stretcher;
(d) maintained in an orderly and sanitary condition;
(e) clearly identified by a conspicuous sign;
(f) equipped with
(i) a lockable storage cupboard and a counter,
(ii) the first aid supplies and equipment set out in Column I of an item of Schedule V to this Part in the applicable quantities set out in Column II of that item of that Schedule,
(iii) a copy of the emergency procedures referred to in section 18.9 of Part XVIII, and
(iv) information regarding hazardous substances in the work place and the first aid required to treat exposure to the hazardous substances; and
(g) maintained, where practicable, at a temperature of not less than 18°C and not more than 24°C, measured 1 m above the floor.
- SOR/88-199, ss. 17(E), 19;
- SOR/94-165, s. 70(E);
- SOR/2014-141, s. 14(F).
17.15 Before assigning employees to a work place, the employer shall provide for that work place
(a) an ambulance service or other suitable means of transporting an injured or ill employee
(b) a first aid attendant to accompany an injured or ill employee and to render first aid in transit, if required; and
(c) a means of quickly summoning the ambulance service or other means of transportation.
- SOR/88-199, s. 18(E).
17.16 (1) Where an injured or ill employee reports for treatment to a first aid attendant in accordance with subsection 17.2(3) or where a first aid attendant renders first aid to an employee, the first aid attendant shall
(a) enter in a first aid record the following information:
(i) the date and time of the reporting of the injury, occupational disease or illness,
(ii) the full name of the injured or ill employee,
(iii) the date, time and location of the occurrence of the injury, occupational disease or illness,
(iv) a brief description of the injury, occupational disease or illness,
(v) a brief description of the first aid rendered, if any, and
(vi) a brief description of the arrangements made for the treatment or transportation of the injured or ill employee, if any; and
(b) sign the first aid record adjacent to the information entered in accordance with paragraph (a).
(2) The employer shall keep a first aid record containing information entered in accordance with subsection (1) for one year after the date of that entry.
- SOR/94-165, s. 71(F).
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