COVID-19 Update

WSCC’s Yellowknife and Inuvik offices are now open to the public. Our Iqaluit office is currently closed to the public and our employees are working from home. Our services are still available online or on the phone. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates, and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

First Aid

First Aid

To harmonize first aid safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid in the Northwest Territories Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations will come into effect as of January 1, 2021.

Updates for legislative changes in Nunavut will be announced as information becomes available.

What is important to know?

  1. First aid training providers need to update their training and training materials for January 1, 2021.
  2. Employers have one year to use and update first aid kits at their work sites, the deadline is January 1, 2022.
  3. First aid certification remains valid until the expiry date on valid First Aid Certification.

Approved first aid training providers can help your business meet your business’ training needs, and first aid kit needs. For a list of approved training providers, visit our First Aid Training page.

The WSCC has developed resources to help your business navigate these changes. If you have any questions about the resources below, contact us today by email, or by calling 1 (800) 661-0792.

Available Resources

The OHS App has information and resources to help assess your first aid needs and more! Download the app to have safety legislation at your fingertips.

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Codes of Practice

First Aid Kits
To harmonize first aid safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid in the Northwest Territories... more
First Aid Training
To harmonize first aid safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid in the Northwest Territories... more

WSCC Safety Bulletins

First Aid: First Aid Kits
Employers will need to update their first aid kits to meet the requirements of the amended OHS Regulations and the... more
First Aid: Legislation Amendments
On January 1, 2021, changes to Part 5 First Aid of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations of the... more

Templates

EXAMPLE FIRST AID RISK ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE