First Aid Regulation Change

Date Posted
Mike Rich

Effective this month Prince Edward Island’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Regulations for First Aid changed.

The amendments to Section 9 of the OHS Regulations put additional measures in place to protect workers and employers, and reflect the various hazard levels in Island workplaces.

Amongst the changes are:

  • All workplaces with one employee must have a kit.
  • Kits no longer require a pencil and notebook
  • Kits must be checked on a regular basis.
  • Kits are required in vehicles or boats used to transport workers, based on seating capacity of the vehicle or boat.
  • First aid providers now required in workplaces with less than 5 workers.
  • Lone workers may now be required to have first aid training.
  • Detailed written records of injuries now required.
  • Written records to be kept for 3 years.

If you need first-aid training or supplies call 877-780-4106.

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