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

Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2023-12-15. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE III(Section 11.8)



  • SOR/95-105, s. 53



 The following definitions apply in this Part.

approved organization

approved organization means an organization that is approved by any province for the teaching of first aid. (organisme agréé)

first aid certificate

first aid certificate means the certificate issued by either a qualified person or the organization that developed the training, as the case may be, for successful completion of a first aid course of at least one day that includes the subjects set out in subsection 12.7(1). (certificat de secourisme)

first aid station

first aid station means a place at which first aid supplies or equipment are stored. (poste de secours)

  • SOR/88-200, s. 13(E)
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67

First Aid Stations

  •  (1) An employer shall ensure that there is at least one first aid station located in every work place and that every first aid station is clearly identified by a conspicuous sign and is readily available and accessible during all working hours.

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

  • SOR/95-105, s. 55(F)
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67

Communication of Information

 The employer shall post and keep posted, or have readily available, in a conspicuous place accessible to every employee in each work place

  • (a) a description of the first aid to be rendered for any injury, occupational disease or illness;

  • (b) the location of first aid stations; and

  • (c) transport procedures for employees who have an injury, occupational disease or illness.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 56(F)
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67

First Aid Supplies and Equipment

  •  (1) The employer shall provide, for every first aid station, a first aid kit that includes the first aid supplies and equipment set out in the schedule to this Part and shall replenish the kit.

  • (2) Medication shall not be stored in first aid kits.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67
  •  (1) If there is a hazard of skin or eye injury because of the presence of a hazardous substance in a work place, the employer shall ensure that shower and eye-wash facilities are readily available and accessible to employees.

  • (2) If it is not feasible to comply with subsection (1), the employer shall provide portable equipment that may be used instead of shower and eye-wash facilities.

  • (3) If, due to adverse or extreme weather conditions, it is not feasible to comply with subsection (1) or (2), the employer shall provide personal protection equipment to all employees who are likely to be exposed to the hazardous substance.

Emergency Transportation

 Before assigning employees to a work place, the employer shall

  • (a) ensure that, for that work place, there is an ambulance service or other suitable means of transporting an employee who has an injury, occupational disease or illness to a hospital, medical clinic or physician’s office, at which emergency medical treatment can be dispensed; and

  • (b) provide for that work place a means of quickly summoning the ambulance service or other suitable means of transportation.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67


  •  (1) An employer shall provide their employees with a one-day first aid course that includes the following subjects and that is given by a qualified person who holds a valid certification from an approved organization attesting that the person is competent to deliver first aid training:

    • (a) the provision of basic first aid and the employee’s role and obligations in relation to basic first aid;

    • (b) emergency scene management, including anti-contamination procedures;

    • (c) cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

    • (d) medical emergencies;

    • (e) shock and unconsciousness; and

    • (f) wounds and bleeding.

  • (2) An employer shall ensure that all employees hold a valid first aid certificate.

  • (3) First aid certificates are, for the purposes of this Part, valid for a maximum of three years from the date of issue.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67


  •  (1) An employee who renders first aid in accordance with this Part shall

    • (a) enter the following information in a first aid record:

      • (i) the date and time that the injury, occupational disease or illness is reported,

      • (ii) the full name of the employee who received first aid,

      • (iii) the date on which, and the time and location at which, the first aid was rendered,

      • (iv) a brief description of the injury, occupational disease or illness,

      • (v) a brief description of the first aid rendered,

      • (vi) a brief description of the arrangements made for the treatment or transportation of the employee who received first aid, and

      • (vii) the names of witnesses, if applicable;

    • (b) sign the first aid record beneath the information entered; and

    • (c) store the first aid record in the first aid kit.

  • (2) The employer shall keep the first aid record for a period of two years beginning on the day of the last entry.

  • (3) Persons who have access to first aid records shall keep the information that is contained in the records confidential, except as required for the purposes of meeting reporting obligations under Part XI.

  • (4) On receiving a written request from a workers’ compensation authority for the province where the work place is located or from a physician, the employer shall provide an employee with a copy of the first aid record pertaining to the employee’s treatment.

  • (5) The employer shall keep a record of the expiry date of each employee’s first aid certificate and shall make the record readily available to them.

  • SOR/2015-143, s. 67

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