FIRST AID REQUIREMENTS
Part 11 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code requires employers to provide first aid and have designated first aiders at work sites. These requirements are based on the hazard level of the work performed, the number of workers per shift, and the distance of the work site to the nearest health care facility.
The University’s FIRST AID PROGRAM MANUAL outlines these requirements and includes the provision of first aid services, first aid kits, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and first aid training.
CAMPUS FIRST AID RESPONSE
Campus Security Representatives are the University’s 24/7 First Responders and provide First Aid services
- Contact Security Services: 403.329.2345 (2345 from an in-house phone)
- Serious injury or illness: call 911 immediately.
FIRST AID REPORTING
The Alberta OH&S Code part 11 Section 183 and 184 has specific requirements for first aid record managment. All First Aiders must complete first aid records and record the first aid given by submitting an online Incident Report Form.
FIRST AID KITS, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
The University provides first aid equipment and supplies so that Designated First Aiders can assist an injured/ill person. First Aid kits, AEDs and emergency eyewash/shower stations are located throughout campus. Know the locations of these in your work area.
FIRST AID TRAINING
The University is required to have designated first aiders at work sites and provides first aid training to fulfill this requirement.
NALOXONE IN THE WORKPLACE
Naloxone (also called Narcan) is an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.
At the University of Lethbridge, Campus Safety Security Services is authorized to administer Naloxone and complies with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety’s requirements for Naloxone in the Workplace.
An individual’s decision to carry a Naloxone kit is a personal choice and not a UofL workplace requirement.
Post-Exposure Protocol (e.g. needle stick injury/blood and body fluids exposure)