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Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace

Occupational Health and Safety supports the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at thework site provided the employer ensures that AED use is integrated into the first aid program andemergency response plan at the site, and can be safely used in the specific work environmentintended.

Developing a First Aid Plan

The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to describe the basics of a First Aid Plan, which is one component of an overall Emergency Response Program.

First Aid Agencies and Third Party Providers

Many individuals and organizations in Alberta deliver first aid training to workers under a 3rd party provider agreement with an approved first aid agency. What are the FAQs.

First Aid Records

The purpose of regulating workplace first aid is to ensure that every work site in the province has the equipment, supplies, and trained staff to provide first aid care in the event of workplace injury or illness.

First Aiders and Legal Requirements in the Workplace

This Safety Bulletin outlines the requirements of specific sections of Alberta's legislation that are relevant to work site first aiders.

Medication in First Aid Kits

Including medication in first aid kits falls outside of the scope of first aid. Routine inclusion of over-the-counter medications in first aid kits is not recommended as there are potential adverse outcomes.