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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 16.10 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-07-13:

  •  (1) Every first aid room provided in accordance with section 16.9 shall be

    • (a) under the supervision of a first aid attendant;

    • (b) located as close as possible to the work place and within easy access to a toilet room;

    • (c) situated on a minimum floor area of 10 m2 and constructed to allow for optimum ease of access to persons carrying a patient on a stretcher;

    • (d) maintained in an orderly and sanitary condition; and

    • (e) equipped with

      • (i) a washbasin supplied with cold water and hot water that meets the standards set out in Part IX,

      • (ii) a storage cupboard and a counter,

      • (iii) a separate cubicle or curtained-off area with a cot or bed equipped with a moisture-protected mattress and two moisture-protected pillows,

      • (iv) a table and two or more chairs,

      • (v) a telephone, or other effective means of communication, and an up-to-date list of appropriate emergency contacts and telephone numbers for use in emergencies, and

      • (vi) the first aid supplies and equipment set out in Schedule IV to this Part.

  • (2) In every first aid room referred to in subsection (1),

    • (a) the air shall be changed at least once each hour; and

    • (b) the temperature

      • (i) shall be maintained at not less than 21oC, measured one meter above the floor, when the outdoor temperature is 21oC or less, and

      • (ii) if feasible, when the outdoor temperature in the shade exceeds 24oC, shall not exceed the outdoor temperature.

  • SOR/88-632, s. 74(F)
  • SOR/2000-328, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 120(E)
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