Subject: First Aid at Work
Group: Institutional
Approved by: The Vice-President (Administration)
Approval date: March 6, 2007
Effective date: April 1, 2007
Administered by: Director of Human Resources
 
1 — POLICY

Mount Allison University will ensure compliance with legislation relating to the provision of first aid services to employees

2 — RESPONSIBILITIES

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the application and coordination of an overall campus first aid plan for employees as provided for in this policy.

For departmental requirements that extend beyond the campus first aid plan, Academic Department Heads and Administrative Directors are responsible for identifying those employees who require first aid training due to the nature of their responsibilities and ensuring that those employees are provided with such training. First aid certification and recertification courses will be offered by the University for these employees on a regular basis.
 
3 — APPLICATION
 
3.1 Designated First Aid Providers
There shall be four teams of designated first aid providers, each team responsible for a specific campus sector as specified in Appendix A.

Designated first aid providers will be trained and certified in accordance with New Brunswick Regulation 2004-130 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Additional training specific to the workplace will be given to designated first aid providers as required.

A list of the names and locations of designated first aid providers shall be maintained by Human Resources; distributed to all departments, to Security and to the Heating Plant; and posted on the Human Resources website.

Persons whose normal work would restrict their ability to administer first aid will not be designated as first aid providers.

Security Officers shall be trained to the level of first responder.
      
3.2 Location Information for Designated First Aid Providers
The names, locations, and phone numbers of the designated first aid providers for a building will be included in the Emergency Evacuation Procedure posted at all entrances and exits of that building.
      
3.3 Emergency Communications
For serious injuries/illnesses, employees are instructed to immediately call 911 and then

  • a. during business hours call one of the designated first aid providers for that building, or
  • b. during evening hours (6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday), call Mount Allison Security at 364-2228.

For injuries/illness that are not serious, employees are instructed to

  • a. during business hours call one of the designated first aid providers for that building, or
  • b. during evening hours (6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday), call Mount Allison Security at 364-2228, or
  • c. call 911 if assistance is required during overnight hours or during those weekend hours when scheduled coverage is not provided by Mount Allison Security.

3.4 Emergency Transportation
Persons with suspected serious or life threatening injuries must be transported by ambulance to the Sackville hospital unless the circumstances are such that delay in transportation would be life-threatening in which case any available means of transportation should be used.

Persons with minor injuries or illness can be transported by personal vehicle or taxi provided a designated first aid provider accompanies the injured or ill person along with the vehicle driver.
      
3.5 Reporting
An employee shall immediately report a workplace injury or occupational disease to his or her immediate supervisor. An Accident Report (WHSCC Form 67 – Report of Accident or Occupational Disease) must be completed by the employee and supervisor and submitted to the Human Resources Department within three (3) days of the accident.

Designated first aid providers shall prepare a written record of any treatment that is administered to a person and forward a copy of that record to the Human Resources Department. The record must be retained for a period of five (5) years after the date on which it was made.

3.6 First Aid Kits
First aid kits will be supplied as listed in Appendix B.

Each first aid kit will have a designated first aid provider assigned to maintain it. Chemistry Stores will maintain an inventory of supplies for the replenishment of first aid kits.

The location of the nearest first aid kit will be displayed on the Emergency Evacuation Procedure posted at all entrances and exits of each University building. A door of a room containing a first aid kit will be marked with a clearly visible green cross. First aid kits will not be kept under lock during business hours and they will be located so that they are readily accessible to designated first aid providers.
      
3.7 First Aid Training
All designated first aid provider must be trained to the minimum level as set out in New Brunswick Regulation 2004-130 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and must hold a valid certificate issued by an agency that meets the requirements of the Regulation.

Designated first aid providers will attend a minimum of six (6) hours of additional training each year.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the coordination of training for designated first aid providers and the associated record keeping.
 
Reference: New Brunswick Occupational Health and Safety Act. New Brunswick Regulations 2004-130.