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Get Prepared: Review WorkSafeBC’s Draft Guidelines for Occupational First Aid

As of November 1, 2024, new regulations from WorkSafeBC will impact first aid requirements in BC workplaces, including hotels and accommodation facilities. To help you prepare smoothly, WorkSafeBC has released draft Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Guidelines outlining the changes.

What You Need To Know:

This is your chance to understand the upcoming regulations before they go into effect. The draft guidelines cover important aspects like:
• Detailed First Aid Procedures: Ensure your staff knows exactly what to do in an emergency.
• First Aid Drills: Learn best practices for developing, conducting, and tracking first aid drills for your team.
• First Aid Supplies and Equipment: Understand the updated requirements for first aid kit contents, ensuring you have everything necessary.

Take Action Now:

• Review the Draft Guidelines: WorkSafeBC welcomes feedback by April 2, 2024. This is your opportunity to ask questions and ensure the guidelines are clear and practical for your business.
• Evaluate Your Current First Aid Plan: Use this as an opportunity to assess your existing procedures, supplies, and equipment. Make any necessary adjustments to comply with the upcoming regulations.

Don’t wait! Access the draft OHS Guidelines on the WorkSafeBC website and contact go2HR for any questions or assistance with navigating the new first aid regulations.

Here’s How go2HR Can Help:

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