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					             YORK UNIVERSITY




           FIRST AID PROGRAM




       Prepared by the Department of Occupational Health and Safety




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                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                        Page

  I.     Objective                                      4


  II.    Philosophy                                     4


  III.   Glossary                                       4


  IV.    Roles and Responsibilities                         5


  V.     Record Keeping                                     6


  VI.    First Aid Station                              7


  VII. Training                                         8


  VIII. Program Review                                      9




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                                   APPENDICES

APPENDIX I                 First Aid Box – List of Contents


APPENDIX II                Regulation 1101


APPENDIX III               Form 082Z


APPENDIX IV                Inspection Record


APPENDIX V                 Locations of First Aid Stations
                           Names of First Aid Providers

APPENDIX VI                Record of First Aid Provided


APPENDIX VII               Transportation of Ill/Injured Workers



NOTE: Refer to the DOHS website (http://www.yorku.ca/dohs/programs.htm) for a copy of
appendices I – VII.




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OBJECTIVE


The First Aid Program’s objective is to comply with all applicable occupational health and safety
legislations and regulations outlined by provincial and federal levels with respect to the workplace.
This is achieved through the following objectives:

          provide support to the University’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy by ensuring
           that first aid supplies and/or treatment are available to ill/injured workers,
          ensure there are First Aid Stations supported by qualified personnel who can render
           appropriate first aid and CPR until transportation of casualty to further medical care if
           necessary, and
          maintain compliance with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Regulation 1101.


PHILOSOPHY


York University Designated First Aiders will provide immediate and appropriate treatment to
individuals requiring assistance. This is achieved through training, inventory and maintenance of
first aid stations with appropriate signage.


GLOSSARY


       Designated First Aid Provider –A York University employee who is designated by an
       employer to provide first aid within the workplace, and who holds a first aid certificate valid
       for that workplace.

       First Aid Station – an area designated by the Area Health and Safety Officer and identified
       by a Red Cross sign, containing items listed in Appendix I.

       First Aid Box – a kit containing at a minimum, the equipment and supplies listed in
       (Appendix I).

       EMS – Emergency Medical Services




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ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

Department of Occupational Health and Safety

       The role of the Department of Occupational Health and Safety is to:
        provide first aid training to designated first aid providers,
        reviews all Supervisor Accident Investigation Reports (SAIR) to ensure that
          regulations are followed,
        issue certificates to qualified first aid providers,
        provide a copy of Regulation 1101 to person responsible for first aid station
          (Appendix II) for reference.

Area Health and Safety Officer

       The role of the Occupational Health and Safety Officer is to:
        designate first aid station(s), ensuring it is readily accessible to employees,
        assign responsibility for the management of the first aid station to a qualified person,
        inspect station(s) and review reports from first aid provider on an annual basis,
        ensure that appropriate signage is posted indicating location of first aid station,
        ensure that valid First Aid Certificates are posted in the vicinity of the first aid
          station,
        ensure First Aid Requirements (Regulation 1101) (Appendix II) is posted on the
          bulletin board,
        ensure that Form 082Z (Appendix III) is posted on the bulletin board.
        ensure all first aid boxes are inspected quarterly (Appendix IV),
        submit reports of inspection of first aid boxes and first aid provided at least annually
          or as required to the Department of Occupational Health and Safety
        ensure equipment and supplies in first aid box are checked quarterly and replenished

Designated First Aid Provider

       The role of the designated first aid provider is to:
        promptly provide workers with a level of care within the scope of the provider’s
          training, if comfortable to do so
        objectively note observed or reported signs and symptoms of injuries and illnesses,
        refer casualty to medical authorities for injuries and illnesses beyond the scope of the
          First Aid Provider’s training




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ROLES AND RESPONSIBLITIES CONT’D


Department Head/Designated Manager

          ensure all first aid boxes are inspected quarterly (Appendix IV),
          submit reports of inspection and first aid provided on an annual basis or as required to
           the Occupational Health and Safety Officer in the area.

Security Services

       The role of Security is to
        respond to accident, injury and illness immediately
        provide first aid if required
        liaise with the EMS


RECORD KEEPING


Department of Occupational Health and Safety

          maintain first aid training records, including the name of person, department and date
           trained,
          maintain inventory of all first aid stations on campus,
          maintain Hepatitis B records, if vaccine is provided and the date,
          maintain record of all incidents, first aid, health care and lost time accidents that is
           received by the department from the Employment Well-Being Office.

Department Head/Designated Manager

          designate location(s) of first aid stations(s),
          designate first aider(s),
          ensure first aider(s) have current certificate(s)




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RECORD KEEPING CONT’D


Area Health and Safety Officer

          record locations of first aid stations (Appendix V)
          record names of qualified first aid providers (Appendix V)
          record all incidents, first aid, health care and lost time accidents

Designated First Aider

          maintain record of inspection of first aid kit and first aid station
          maintain record of first aid provided (Appendix VI)

FIRST AID STATION

The designated area must be readily accessible to employees. Signs should be posted indicating the
location for the first aid station and name of designated first aid provider(s).

A first aid station must be in the charge of a certified first aid provider who works in the immediate
vicinity of the station.

A First Aid Station shall contain:
         first aid box,
         notice board displaying,
            the WSIB poster,
            First Aid Requirements (Regulation 1101) (Appendix II),
            a copy of all valid first aid certificates,
            inspection card with spaces for recording the date of the most recent inspection of the
               first aid box and the signature of the person making the inspection




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First Aid Station Requirement

       The number of first aid stations within buildings depends on the workplace hazards. For
       example, science buildings, machine shops, printing facilities etc., should be equipped with a
       suitable first aid station so as to quickly provide accessible first aid supplies for initial
       treatment of injury. It is, however, advisable that there is a least one first aid station within
       each building.

Designated First Aid Box

       Designated First aid boxes and their contents “shall [be] inspected…not less then quarterly-
       yearly intervals and shall mark the inspection card for each box with the dates of the most
       recent inspection card.” p.6 WSIB First Aid Regulations 2005 The inspection card for each
       box, with the date of the most recent inspection and the signature of the person making the
       inspection, should be kept inside the First Aid Box.

       For First Aid Boxes and individual first aid supplies please contact the Department of
       Occupational Health and Safety at ext 55491 for further direction.

Non Designated First Aid Box

       Non - Designated First Aid Boxes are a departmental decision to maintain the contents,
       costs, and services associated with the First Aid Box.




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TRAINING


       The Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) offers Canadian Red Cross
       Association first aid training. This training is provided to the York University Security
       Officers and Designated First Aid Providers. The following is a list of the type of training
       provided:
        Standard First Aid
        Emergency First Aid
        Standard First Aid Recertification
        CPR (Adult, Child, Infant)

       The First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years from date of issue.

       Staff members who require training e.g. Designated First Aid Responder should complete the
       request form for training. The request form is located on the DOHS training website
       http://www.yorku.ca/dohs/training.htm. Staff identified as Designated First Aid Responders
       will be place on a wait list for training and notified of the next available training date.



PROGRAM REVIEW


The York University First Aid Program shall be reviewed once every two years in consultation with
the Joint Health and Safety Committees.




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