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AEDs in the Workplace

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First Aid Quiz

First aid is the care given to someone that has become ill or injured before qualified medical assistance is available.

Qualified first aiders are not only a legal requirement within a workplace, but they can provide lifesaving care in an emergency. In addition, it shows that an employer is looking after his/her employees and the safety of an organization. Give this quiz to your employees to test their knowledge.

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OHS Audit: The 5 Sets of Tools You Need to Comply with First Aid Requirements

The time to unearth potential problems in your current workplace first aid arrangements is right now—before a medical emergency does it for you. Although first aid requirements vary by jurisdiction [See Know The Laws of Your Province to track down the specific rules in your jurisdiction, there are 5 sets of documents you should focus on in conducting your first aid program audit].

Read more here.

First Aid Compliance Game Plan

Ultimate responsibility for treating workplace illnesses and injuries falls to the doctors, nurses and medical professionals. But it often takes time for those individuals to arrive. And in those precious minutes and hours in-between lives may be saved or lost, injuries contained or aggravated. That’s why OHS (or in some jurisdictions, workers comp) laws require employers to ensure their workplace has appropriate first aid personnel, facilities and equipment. Here’s a 7-step game plan to comply with these laws, including the recent “harmonization” changes taking effect in all parts of Canada.

Read the rest of the game plan here.

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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the second leading cause of death in Canada, taking more lives than motor vehicle accidents, diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer combined. It happens to some person in this country every 12 minutes, sometimes at workplaces. The victim’s chances of surviving the experience improve dramatically if there’s a first aid device capable of restarting the heart called an automated external defibrillator (AED) at the site.

In this report, you will find:

The Importance of AEDs in the Workplace

Consider these numbers:

  • 1% to 5%: The general odds of surviving sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside a hospital setting;
  • 40%: The odds of survival when SCA occurs at a site where’s easy access to an AED; and
  • 60%: The odds of survival when an AED is used in the first 3-4 minutes of SCA.

AEDs in the Workplace Policy

Sudden cardiac arrest is the second leading cause of death in Canada. While not required by laws (although that could change soon in Ontario), implementing a workplace automated external defibrillator (AED) program can save lives. Here’s a template of a policy you can adapt as part of such a program.

Know the Laws of Your Province Regarding AEDs in the Workplace

Government of Canada Guidelines for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) per province.

AEDs Incident Report Form

Here’s a form, which comes from the Canadian Red Cross, that you should complete any time you use your AED in a first aid emergency situation. Have the person who used the AED complete and submit the form within 48 hours of the incident.

AED Re-Stocking Form

It’s important to replace AED equipment immediately after each use so that the device is ready for effective use without delay. Here’s a form you can adapt to ensure effective re-stocking.

Post-Incident AED Cleaning Protocol

It’s important to clean the AED and replace the pads and other equipment immediately after each use so that the device is ready for effective use without delay. Here’s a protocol you can adapt to ensure safe and effective post-incident AED cleaning.

That’s not all! You’ll also get access to these additional materials!

You Can’t Have Too Many Workers With First Aid Training
AED Maintenance Checklist
OHS Bill 88: Naloxone Kit Requirement

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