Occupational Health and Safety Code

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Alberta Regulation 191/2021

Schedule 2 First Aid

Contents

 

Table 1
Low hazard work

 

“Low hazard work” means work at

 

(a)

administrative sites where the work performed is clerical or administrative in nature;

 

(b)

dispersal sites

 

 

(i)

where a worker is based,

 

 

(ii)

where a worker is required to report for instruction, and

 

 

(iii)

from which a worker is transported to a work site where the work is performed

 

Table 2
High hazard work

 

“High hazard work” means work involving

 

(a)

construction or demolition, including

 

(i)

industrial and commercial process facilities,

 

 

(ii)

pipelines and related gas or oil transmission facilities,

 

 

(iii)

commercial, residential and industrial buildings,

 

 

(iv)

roads, highways, bridges and related installations,

 

 

(v)

sewage gathering systems,

 

 

(vi)

utility installations, and

 

 

(vii)

water distribution systems;

 

(b)

operation and maintenance of

 

(i)

food packing or processing plants,

 

 

(ii)

beverage processing plants,

 

 

(iii)

electrical generation and distribution systems,

 

 

(iv)

foundries,

 

 

(v)

industrial heavy equipment repair and service facilities,

 

 

(vi)

sawmills and lumber processing facilities,

 

 

(vii)

machine shops;

 

 

(viii)

metal fabrication shops,

 

 

(ix)

gas, oil and chemical process plants,

 

 

(x)

steel and other base metal processing plants, and

 

 

(xi)

industrial process facilities not elsewhere specified,

 

(c)

woodlands operations;

 

(d)

gas and oil well drilling and servicing operations;

 

(e)

mining and quarrying operations;

 

(f)

seismic operations;

 

(g)

detonation of explosives

 

Table 3
First aid equipment and supplies

[See section 178]

 

(1)

A Number 1 First Aid Kit consists of the following:

 

(a)

10

antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

 

(b)

25

sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

 

(c)

10

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile gauze pads,
individually packaged;

 

(d)

2

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(e)

2

15 centimetres x 15 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(f)

2

conform gauze bandages — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(g)

3

cotton triangular bandages;

 

(h)

5

safety pins — assorted sizes;

 

(i)

1

pair of scissors;

 

(j)

1

pair of tweezers;

 

(k)

1

25 millimetres x 4.5 metres of adhesive tape;

 

(l)

1

crepe tension bandage — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(m)

1

resuscitation barrier device with a one‑way valve;

 

(n)

4

pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

 

(o)

1

first aid instruction manual (condensed);

 

(p)

1

inventory of kit contents;

 

(q)

1

waterproof waste bag.

(2)

  A Number 2 First Aid Kit consists of the following:

 

(a)

10

antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

 

(b)

50

sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

 

(c)

20

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile gauze pads,
individually packaged;

 

(d)

3

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(e)

3

15 centimetres x 15 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(f)

1

20 centimetres x 25 centimetres sterile abdominal dressing;

 

(g)

2

conform gauze bandages — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(h)

4

cotton triangular bandages;

 

(i)

8

safety pins — assorted sizes;

 

(j)

1

pair of scissors;

 

(k)

1

pair of tweezers;

 

(l)

1

25 millimetres x 4.5 metres rolls of adhesive tape;

 

(m)

2

crepe tension bandages — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(n)

1

resuscitation barrier device with a one‑way valve;

 

(o)

6

pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

 

(p)

1

sterile, dry eye dressing;

 

(q)

1

first aid instruction manual (condensed);

 

(r)

1

inventory of kit contents;

 

(s)

1

waterproof waste bag.

(3)

A Number 3 First Aid Kit consists of the following:

 

(a)

24

antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

 

(b)

100

sterile adhesive dressings, individually packaged;

 

(c)

50

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile gauze pads,
individually packaged;

 

(d)

6

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(e)

6

15 centimetres x 15 centimetres sterile compress dressings, with ties, individually packaged;

 

(f)

4

20 centimetres x 25 centimetres sterile abdominal dressings, individually packaged;

 

(g)

6

conform gauze bandages — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(h)

12

cotton triangular bandages;

 

(i)

12

safety pins — assorted sizes;

 

(j)

1

pair of scissors;

 

(k)

1

pair of tweezers;

 

(l)

2

25 millimetres x 4.5 metres rolls of adhesive tape;

`

(m)

4

crepe tension bandages — 75 millimetres wide;

 

(n)

1

resuscitation barrier device with a one‑way valve;

 

(o)

12

pairs of disposable surgical gloves;

 

(p)

2

sterile, dry eye dressings, individually packaged;

 

(q)

1

tubular finger bandage with applicator;

 

(r)

1

first aid instruction manual (condensed);

 

(s)

1

inventory of kit contents;

 

(t)

2

waterproof waste bags.

(4)

A Type P First Aid Kit consists of the following:

 

(a)

10

sterile adhesive dressings, assorted sizes, individually packaged;

 

(b)

5

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile gauze pads,
individually packaged;

 

(c)

1

10 centimetres x 10 centimetres sterile compress dressing, with ties;

 

(d)

5

antiseptic cleansing towelettes, individually packaged;

 

(e)

1

cotton triangular bandages;

 

(f)

1

waterproof waste bag.

 

(g)

1

pair of disposable surgical gloves.

 

Table 4
First aid room requirements

[See section 178]

 

(1)

  If an employer is required to provide a first aid room by Part 11, the employer must ensure that it is

 

(a)

located near the work area or areas it is to serve,

 

(b)

easily accessible to workers at all times,

 

(c)

able to accommodate a stretcher,

 

(d)

close to bathroom facilities,

 

(e)

of adequate size,

 

(f)

kept clean and sanitary,

 

(g)

provided with adequate lighting, ventilation and heating,

 

(h)

designated as non-smoking,

 

(i)

under the supervision of an advanced first aider or an advanced care paramedic,

 

(j)

clearly identified as a first aid facility and appropriately marked with how and where to access the first aider,

 

(k)

used only to administer first aid or health related services, and

 

(l)

equipped with

 

 

(i)

a communication system,

 

 

(ii)

a permanently installed sink with hot and cold running water,

 

 

(iii)

a cot or bed with a moisture protected mattress and 2 pillows,

 

 

(iv)

6 towels and 3 blankets,

 

 

(v)

eye wash equipment,

 

 

(vi)

a shower, or is close to a shower facility if it is a work site described in section 24, and

 

 

(vii)

a Number 3 First Aid Kit.

(2)

A first aid room must contain the following:

 

(a)

the supplies of a Number 2 First Aid Kit;

 

(b)

space blanket;

 

(c)

hot and cold packs;

 

(d)

spine board and straps;

 

(e)

adjustable cervical collar or set of different sized cervical collars;

 

(f)

stretcher;

 

(g)

splint set;

 

(h)

waterproof waste bag;

 

(i)

sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff);

 

(j)

stethoscope;

 

(k)

disposable drinking cups;

 

(l)

portable oxygen therapy unit consisting of a cylinder(s) containing compressed oxygen, a pressure regulator, pressure gauge, a flow meter and oxygen delivery equipment;

 

(m)

flashlight;

 

(n)

bandage scissors.

 

Table 5
First aid requirements for low hazard work

[ See sections 178, 181(1) ]

 

Number of workers at work site per shift

Close work site

(up to 20 minutes)

Distant work site

(20 – 40 minutes)

Isolated work site (more than 40 minutes)

1

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

2 – 9

No. 1 First Aid Kit

1 Emergency First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

10 – 49

1 Emergency First Aider

No. 1 First Aid Kit

1 Emergency First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

50 – 99

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 2 First Aid Kit

100 – 199

1 Emergency First Aider

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

 

Designated area for

first aid services

1 Emergency First Aider

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area for

first aid services

3 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area for

first aid services

200 or more

1 Emergency First Aider

2 Standard First Aiders

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

No. 3 First Aid Kit

 

Designated area

for first aid services

1 Emergency First Aider

2 Standard First Aiders

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area

for first aid services

 

3 Standard First Aiders

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area

for first aid services

Note:   Number of first aiders indicated is for a shift at all times.

 

Table 6
First aid requirements for medium hazard work

[ See sections 178, 181(1) ]

 

Number of workers at work site per shift

Close work site

(up to 20 minutes)

Distant work site

(20 – 40 minutes)

Isolated work site

(more than 40 minutes)

1

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

2 – 9

1 Emergency First Aider

No. 1 First Aid Kit

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

10 – 19

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

20 – 49

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

50 – 99

2 Emergency First Aiders

1 Standard First Aider

No. 3 First Aid Kit

2 Emergency First Aiders

1 Standard First Aider

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

3 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

100 – 199

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

 

No. 3 First Aid Kit

 

Designated area for

first aid services

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

 

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area for

first aid services

 

3 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

Designated area

for first aid services

200 or more

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

4 Standard First Aiders

 

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

Note: Number of first aiders indicated is for a shift at all times.

 

Table 7
First aid requirements for high hazard work

[ See sections 178, 181(1) ]

 

Number of workers at work site per shift

Close work site

(up to 20 minutes)

Distant work site

(20 – 40 minutes)

Isolated work site

(more than 40 minutes)

1

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

Type P First Aid Kit

2 – 4

1 Emergency First Aider

No. 1 First Aid Kit

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

5 – 9

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

10 – 19

1 Emergency First Aider

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

 

2 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

20 – 49

2 Emergency First Aiders

1 Standard First Aider

No. 2 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

 

3 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

 

3 Standard First Aiders

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

50 – 99

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

 

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets

2 Emergency First Aiders

3 Standard First Aiders

 

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

 

4 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

No. 3 First Aid Kit

3 blankets, stretcher, splints

100 – 199

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

First Aid Room

 

4 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

First Aid Room

 

4 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

First Aid Room

200 or more

2 Emergency First Aiders

2 Standard First Aiders

 

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

 

4 Standard First Aiders

 

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

 

4 Standard First Aiders

1 Advanced First Aider

1 Nurse or 1 ACP

Plus

1 Standard First Aider for each additional increment of 1 to 100 workers

First Aid Room

Note: Number of first aiders indicated is for a shift at all times.