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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 16.5 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-05-28:

  •  (1) At least one first aid station shall be provided for every workplace.

  • (2) In multi-storey buildings, the location of first aid stations shall be such that employees are no more than two stories from a first aid station.

  • (3) Every first aid station shall be

    • (a) located at or near the workplace;

    • (b) clearly identified by a conspicuous sign; and

    • (c) readily available and accessible during all working hours.

  • (4) The employer shall inspect every first aid station regularly, at least monthly, and shall ensure that its contents are maintained in a clean, dry and serviceable condition.

  • (5) Subsection (1) does not apply if a first aid room, health unit or medical treatment facility that meets the requirements of subsection (3) is provided by the employer.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 71(F)
  • SOR/2000-328, s. 2

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