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First Aid Requirements

  1. (1) Every employer employing not more than five workers in any one shift at a place of employment shall provide and maintain at the place of employment a first aid station with a first aid box containing as a minimum,

(a) a current edition of a standard St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual;

(b) 1 card of safety pins; and

(c) dressings consisting of,

(i) 12 adhesive dressings individually wrapped,

(ii) 4 sterile gauze pads, 3 inches square,

(iii) 2 rolls of gauze bandage, 2 inches wide,

(iv) 2 field dressings, 4 inches square or 2 four-inch sterile bandage compresses, and

(v) 1 triangular bandage. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 8 (1).

(2) The employer shall ensure that the first aid station is at all times in the charge of a worker who,

(a) is the holder of a valid St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Certificate or its equivalent; and

(b) works in the immediate vicinity of the station. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 8 (2).

  1. (1) Every employer employing more than five workers and not more than fifteen workers in any one shift at a place of employment shall provide and maintain a first aid station with a first aid box containing as a minimum,

(a) a current edition of a standard St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual;

(b) 1 card of safety pins; and

(c) dressings consisting of,

(i) 24 adhesive dressings individually wrapped,

(ii) 12 sterile gauze pads, 3 inches square,

(iii) 4 rolls of 2-inch gauze bandage,

(iv) 4 rolls of 4-inch gauze bandage,

(v) 4 sterile surgical pads suitable for pressure dressings, individually wrapped,

(vi) 6 triangular bandages,

(vii) 2 rolls of splint padding, and

(viii) 1 roll-up splint. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 9 (1).

(2) The employer shall ensure that the first aid station is at all times in the charge of a worker who,

(a) is the holder of a valid St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or its equivalent; and

(b) works in the immediate vicinity of the box. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 9 (2).

  1. (1) Every employer employing more than fifteen and fewer than 200 workers in any one shift at a place of employment shall provide and maintain at the place of employment one stretcher, two blankets and a first aid station with a first aid box containing as a minimum,

(a) a current edition of a standard St. John Ambulance First Aid Manual;

(b) 24 safety pins;

(c) 1 basin, preferably stainless steel; and

(d) dressings consisting of,

(i) 48 adhesive dressings, individually wrapped,

(ii) 2 rolls of adhesive tape, 1 inch wide,

(iii) 12 rolls of 1-inch gauze bandage,

(iv) 48 sterile gauze pads, 3 inches square,

(v) 8 rolls of 2-inch gauze bandage,

(vi) 8 rolls of 4-inch gauze bandage,

(vii) 6 sterile surgical pads suitable for pressure dressings, individually wrapped,

(viii) 12 triangular bandages,

(ix) splints of assorted sizes, and

(x) 2 rolls of splint padding. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 10 (1).

(2) The employer shall ensure that the first aid station is at all times in the charge of a worker who,

(a) is the holder of a valid St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or its equivalent; and

(b) works in the immediate vicinity of the box. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1101, s. 10 (2).