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First Aid, Fire Safety and Rescue

What are the Ontario First Aid Requirements?

First Aid Requirements

8. (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).

9. (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