Regulation respecting minimum standards of first aid and first aid.

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Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

Whether you have to manage an establishment, a construction site, or a building site, regardless of whether or not you are the project manager, you all have very clear obligations regarding the number of first aid attendants and the number of first-aid kits. If we were to summarize the obligations of managers, regardless of the type of business or establishment, we could conclude the following:

1.           The employer in an establishment must ensure the presence at all times during working hours of at least one first-aid attendant per shift where 50 or fewer workers are assigned.

2.           Provide one additional attendant for every additional 100 or fraction of 100 workers assigned to that shift.

3.           To have in place an adequate number of kits.

4.           Kits should be located in an easily accessible location, located as close to the work site as possible and available at all times.

5.           A minimum content of first aid kits has been pre-established according to the sector of activity and the province of the establishment.

6.           This is the case if you manage an establishment, a construction site or if you use a vehicle for the purposes of your organization.

If an employer uses a vehicle in the operation of his or her establishment that is intended solely for the transportation or use of workers in his or her employ and travels to places where no kit is accessible, that vehicle must be equipped with a kit. In such a case, there is a regulated minimum content. This is particularly the case for workers who have to travel far from major centres and their hospitals.

Remember that on a construction site, all workers must have access to a kit within 5 minutes of each other.

As we have already seen in the article published on the site:, there are regulations on this point. Adequate signage must allow easy and quick location of the kits and the communication system provided for in this regulation as well as any other first-aid equipment.

The Labour Code (article 4224-14) summarizes the content of the employer’s obligations fairly well.

“Workplaces are equipped with first aid equipment that is adapted to the nature of the risks and is easily accessible. “The location of the pharmacy or first aid kits must be known to the employees.

If we respect the logic of the legislator, it seems obvious that anyone who suffers a workplace accident at the workplace must report this event to his or her immediate supervisor.

Here are the common reporting steps required by the employer. When a workplace accident occurs, you must:

-Get first aid immediately at the workplace or at the nearest clinic.

-If possible, ask your immediate supervisor for the pre-completed “Temporary Assignment” form.

-The Worker’s Accident Declaration and First Aid Register form.

-Where applicable, the Claim for Reimbursement and Employer Declaration form completed with the supervisor if you are absent for more than one day after the accident or if you are assigned to light work.

In the case of a serious accident, you must keep the premises unchanged and immediately notify your foreman or supervisor and the person in charge of the client’s premises. Here is a non-exhaustive list of products available at Sylprotec. You can purchase them online or at their Saint-Leonard store:

First-aid kits (TR02, TR03, TR04).

Adhesive bandages (PS104, PS107, PS112)

Antiseptics and disinfectant gels (PS215A, PS215, SAV9).

Bandages and compresses (PS319, PS304).

Adhesive tapes (PS415).

Scissors, splinter forceps (PS702, PS725).

Thermometers (PS752, PS753).

Splints (PS797).

Hot and cold thermal bags (PS613, PS614, PS617).

Burn care (PS623, PS626).

Eye care (PD505, PD520).

Resuscitation and pocket masks (PS852, PS855).

Rescue blankets (PS713, PS715, PS717).

– First-aid kit of 14 types of items, compact, practical & ideal for vehicles in Quebec (TR01).

– First-aid kit of 14 types of articles with content meeting federal requirements (TR01F).

– First-aid kit of 16 types of articles meeting Quebec provincial requirements (TR02).

– First aid kit meeting Ontario provincial requirements (TR02O).

– First-aid kit with 13 types of articles with contents meeting federal requirements (TR02F).

– First-aid kit with 22 types of articles meeting Quebec provincial requirements (TR03).

– First-aid kit with 26 types of articles meeting Quebec provincial requirements with a metal case (TR04).

– First-aid kit with 14 types of articles meeting federal type c requirements (TR04F).

– First-aid kit of 30 types of articles, for the CPEs of the province of Quebec (TR09).

– Bilingual self-adhesive security seal for first aid kits, 25/package (TRS).

First aid kit of 23 types of items not conforming to any regulations, but ideal for travel & leisure (TR01V).

– First-aid kit of 14 types of articles to be worn on the belt for the treatment of traumas (TRAUMAC).

– Replacement banana bags for belt-worn trauma first aid kit (TRAUMACSAC).

Carrying bag with handles for first aid (TRAUMAVSAC).

– First-aid kit with 25 types of items complying with CNESST requirements. Ideal for the treatment of traumas (TRAUMA).

Replacement bag with carrying handles for trauma first aid kit (TRAUMASAC).

– First-aid kit with 23 types of items meeting provincial content requirements for CPE (TR10).

Pocket first aid kit containing 13 types of items for the treatment of injuries (TR00).

– First aid kit containing 29 types of items for the treatment of minor burns and splinters (TR05).

– Supplementary first aid kit containing 31 types of articles for the treatment of minor chemical burns (TR06).

Complementary first aid kit with Waterjel & Cooljel soothing items for the treatment of minor burns (TR07).

Large first aid kit with Waterjel & Cooljel soothing items for the treatment of minor burns (TR08).

– Economical, single-use kit including red-z solidifying powder for cleaning body fluids (TR11).

Complete single use kit including red-z for cleaning body fluids, packaged (TR12).

– Complete single use kit including Red-z solidifying powder for cleaning body fluids (TR13).

Deluxe kit including Red-z solidifying powder for cleaning body fluids (TR14).

First-aid kit for first responders containing 51 types of items for the treatment of minor and major traumas (TRAUMAP).

Replacement content for the TR01 first aid kit containing 14 types of vehicle items (TR01C).

Replacement content for the TR02 first aid kit containing 16 types of items (TR02C).

Replacement content for First Aid Kit TR03 with 22 article types (TR03C).

– Contents of substitute for Industrial First Aid Kit TR04 with 26 material types (TR04C).

– Empty polypropylene case for vehicles first aid kit TR01 (TR01B).

– Empty polypropylene case for TR02 first aid kit (TR02B).

– Empty metal case for TR04 Industrial First Aid Kit (TR04B).

Wall-mounted metal first aid cabinet with a solid door and carrying handle (PS804).

– Wall-mounted metal first aid cabinet with a solid door and 2 key lock (PS805).

– Wall-mounted metal first aid cabinet with glass door and 2 key lock (PS806).

Polyethylene spine board (PS790).

Folding stretcher in two, 206 x 55 x 14 cm (81 x 21.5 x 5.5 in) (PS880).

Head immobilizer with straps and foam blocks (PS791).

Ferno Fastrap straps for spine boards (PS792).

Vertical storage cabinets for folding stretcher (PS881), metal, with French signs (ECU509).

Sked basic rescue kit with 7 types of items (PS793).

Versatile velcro straps for stretchers, 3/pkg, 5 x 183 cm (2″ x 6′) (PS794).

Procare ic de airgo aluminum adult crutches with padded handles. Adjustable from 112 to 132 cm (PS863).

Examination bed with vinyl mattress, 61 x 183 x 46 cm (24 x 72 x 18 in.) (PS888).

Folding examination bed with casters and mattresses, 76 x 188 x 41 cm (30 x 74 x 16 in) (PS889).

White vinyl mattress cover for a single bed (PS890).

Non-allergenic polyester pillow, standard size (PS892).

Disposable absorbent paper and plastic pillowcases, 25/pkg (PS893).

Folding wheelchair with steel frame and imitation leather upholstery (PS886).

Smooth paper roll for medical examination table, 46 cm x 64 m (PS894).

Disposable quilts for incontinence or to absorb exudate, 18″ x 24″, 300/pkg (PS895).

– Class 2 medical gloves without nitrile powder, 4 mils for first aid kit. Sold by pairs. (PS706).

Sterile water 500 ml for irrigation in PVC bottles (PS206).

Disposable cardboard cups, 88 ml, 100/pack (PS825).

Disposable plastic medical cups, 30 ml, 100/pack (PS826).

Non-sterile wooden tongue depressors, individually wrapped, 250/box (PS796S).

Non-sterile wooden tongue depressors, bulk, 500/box (PS796).

Non-sterile cotton-tipped applicators, 3″, 100/pkg (PS322).

Non-sterile cotton-tipped applicators, 6″, 100/pkg (PS323).

Emesis bag for vomit, white paper, sold individually (PS823).

Adhesive cards for first aid kit check reports, 25/pkg (PS812).

Booklet for registering accidents, incidents and illnesses at work, for first aid (PS813).

Woundseal powder with applicator to stop minor external bleeding (PS229).

Sharps containers, 946 ml (1 quart) (PS820).

Sharps containers, 7.6 l (2 US gallons) (PS821).

Sharps container with a wall bracket, 5.1 l (1.3 US gallons) (PS819).

Large sharp containers, 7 gallons (26.5 litres) (PS822).

Disposable plastic flashlight, pen size (PS751).

Glucose gel for the treatment of hypoglycemia, 31 g (PS224).

Prisma digital adult physiological sphygmomanometer (blood pressure monitor) with large, bright display and memory for 60 readings (PS815D).

Manual latex-free adult sphygmomanometer (PS815).

Red rubber hot-water bottle for heat therapy, capacity 2 litres (0.55 us gallons) (PS619).

Lysol disinfecting wet wipes for sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces. Kills 99.99% of germs (SAN2).

Health-o-meter properties mechanical column scales with a ruler for measuring heights (PS897).

Small bags for first aid kit, for the belt (PS849).

All-purpose first aid box, black plastic, sturdy (PS882).

Set of 12 storage pockets for first aid cabinet door PS804, PS805, PS806 (TROP12).

Set of 20 storage pockets for PS804, PS805, PS806 (TROP20) first aid cabinet door.

Set of 8 storage pockets for first aid cabinet door PS804, PS805, PS806 (TROP8).

Large, sturdy red polyester storage bags, 4 compartments, with removable straps for emergency measures (PS912).

Industrial quality tents for protection from sun and rain. Size: 3 m x 3 m (VH6000).

You can get this first aid equipment and other things at Sylprotec. You can buy online or at their store in Saint-Leonard. You will also find a wide selection of safety equipment, fire protection equipment and more.

Sylvain Patrice f.p.t.

By the same author:

Safety clothing, its designs and materials.  

The codex of coated knitting gloves.  

Respiratory protection, disposable respirators.

Safety glasses for the workers.  

Hearing protection for workers. 

Emergency lighting the principles of operation.

Signage in an industrial environment.