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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 16.1 from 2019-06-25 to 2022-09-11:


 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

ambulance response time

ambulance response time means the time required for an ambulance with qualified persons and emergency medical equipment to reach the work place from the nearest point of dispatch under normal travel conditions. (délai d’intervention ambulancière)

first aid attendant

first aid attendant means a holder of a valid basic or standard first aid certificate. (secouriste)

first aid station

first aid station means a place, other than a first aid room, at which first aid supplies or equipment are stored. (poste de secours)

health unit

health unit means a facility that is under the charge of a physician or a person who is registered or licensed as a nurse under the laws of any province and that, if it is under the control of the employer, meets the minimum requirements of a first aid room contained in this Part. (service de santé)

medical treatment facility

medical treatment facility means a hospital, medical clinic or physician’s office, at which emergency medical treatment can be dispensed. (installation de traitement médical)

remote workplace

remote workplace means a workplace for which the ambulance response time is more than two hours. (lieu de travail isolé)

standard first aid certificate

standard first aid certificate means the certificate issued by either a qualified person or the organization that developed the training, as the case may be, for successful completion of a two-day first aid course; (certificat de secourisme général)

  • SOR/88-68, s. 13(E)
  • SOR/2000-328, s. 2
  • SOR/2012-271, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 116
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