The goal of first aid is to give a sick or injured worker the best possible care before professional medical attention can be provided. This care is designed to prevent further injury or illness, promote recovery, and reduce severity by providing an immediate and effective response. First aid training is recognized as having a positive impact on (Company Name)'s health and safety performance. It can reduce the number of accidents by promoting a greater awareness of hazards and their consequences. Studies have shown that people trained in first aid are injured less frequently and less severely than those who are not trained in first aid. (Company Name) is committed to meeting all legislative regulations regarding First aid facilities, training, records, and reporting under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and Regulation 1101 - First Aid Requirements, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Provision and maintenance of proper first aid facilities and treatment can improve employee morale and productivity and reduce WSIB costs and absenteeism. In addition, reviewing first aid statistics can help identify hazards. This in turn can suggest the preventive measures needed to ensure that similar injuries do not happen in the future. Legislative Requirements Include: At least one person trained, at the designated level, on every shift. The designated first aider will be available to render assistance at all times during that shift. A copy of Form 82 "Poster" will be posted in a high-visibility location. Injuries must be recorded and reported.
(Company Name) Will Ensure That: Roles and Responsibilities regarding First Aid are defined. Workers, Supervisors and Safety staff will be trained and educated in their respective roles. The first aid kit shall be located within quick and easy access for all employees. Each first aid kit shall be adequately stocked with supplies. First aid treatment records shall be kept. First aid certificates of all trained First-Aiders shall be posted at First Aid stations.
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