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WSIB Requirements

WSIB First Aid Requirements

All workplaces regardless of size and number of employees are required to comply with WSIB Regulation 1101. It applies to all companies, no matter how many employees.


Employers with 1 to 5 employees
Must ensure that their first aid station is at all times in the charge of a trained worker who holds a valid Emergency First Aid certificate. They must also have immediate access to a first aid kit in their work area. The kit must contain the specific supplies as listed in the regulation and is known as an Ontario section 8 First Aid kit.

Employers with 6 to 15 employees
The trained employee must have Standard First Aid certificate and must work in the immediate area of first aid kit that contains the specific supplies as listed in the regulation and is known as an Ontario section 9 First Aid kit.

Employers with 16 to 200 employees
The trained person must have a Standard First Aid certificate and have immediate access to a first aid kit known as an Ontario section 10 First Aid kit. There must also be a stretcher and two blankets at the worksite.

Employers with more than 200 or more employees
The employer must provide a first aid room in addition to the required Ontario section 10 First Aid kits at each work area. This room must be in the charge of a registered nurse, or a worker holding a Standard First Aid certificate, or its equivalent, and who does not perform other work of a nature that is likely to affect adversely his/her ability to administer first aid.