Changes coming to workplace first aid requirements

April 17, 2024
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

On November 1, 2024, amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to occupational first aid will come into effect. Employers across the province will need to review their current first aid plans and make necessary adjustments to meet the new requirements. In April 2023, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, relating to the provision of occupational first aid. These amendments will take effect November 1, 2024, to give employers time to obtain any required first aid training and equipment necessitated by these changes. This backgrounder provides an overview of the changes. Visit our First aid requirements webpage for more information and resources.

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