First Aid Supplies and Equipment
17.11 (1) For each work place at which the number of employees working at any time is the number set out in Column I of an item of Schedule III to this Part, a first aid kit that is of the type set out in Column II of that item shall be provided.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a first aid kit of a type set out at the head of Column II, III, IV, V or VI of Schedule IV to this Part shall contain the first aid supplies and equipment set out in Column I of an item of that Schedule in the applicable number set out opposite those supplies and equipment in Column II, III, IV, V or VI of that item.
17.12 (1) Subject to subsection (2), where a hazard for skin or eye injury from a hazardous substance exists in the work place, shower facilities to wash the skin and eye wash facilities to irrigate the eyes shall be provided for immediate use by employees.
(2) Where it is not practicable to comply with subsection (1), portable equipment that may be used in place of the facilities referred to in subsection (1) shall be provided.
- SOR/88-199, s. 19;
- SOR/94-165, s. 69(F).
First Aid Rooms
17.13 (1) A first aid room shall be provided
(a) where 60 or more employees are working at any time in a work place other than an isolated work place; or
(b) where 30 or more employees are working at any time in an isolated work place.
(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply where a medical clinic or hospital at which medical treatment is provided without charge to employees is readily accessible.
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
(i) toilet room,
(ii) telephone, and
(iii) list of telephone numbers for use in emergencies;
(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).
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