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10.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is committed to ensuring workplace injuries are treated promptly and effectively. Due to the nature of contractual employment based on deliverables, the ability to offer meaningful work to injured workers will be determined on a project-by-project basis. Where possible, modified duties will be offered to injured workers to support their recovery and return to work.

The function of the First Aid & Injury Management program is to:

  • Establish a straightforward process for employees following an injury.
  • Minimize the impact of work-related injuries on productivity.
  • Ensure fair and consistent treatment of injured workers.

10.2 Responsibilities

Management

  • Conduct first aid assessments for worksites and projects.
  • Ensure adequate first aid coverage.
  • Ensure adequate first aid equipment.
  • Ensure first aid attendants receive adequate training.
  • Ensure first aid procedures are developed.
  • Track first aid and medical aid incidents and compile statistics.

Supervisors

  • Ensure first aid reports are completed and sent to the Safety Administrator.
  • Assist the first aid attendant if requested.
  • Where possible, accompany injured workers to a hospital or medical clinic after an injury.
  • Where possible, create modified duties to assist in recovery.

Worker 

  • Report all injuries immediately.
  • Obtain first aid and medical aid if required.
  • Participate in modified duties.

First Aid Attendant

  • Promptly provide injured workers with a level of care within the scope of your training.
  • Objectively record signs and symptoms of injuries.
  • Refer injured workers to medical treatment if injuries are beyond the scope of your training.
  • Be physically and mentally capable of safely and effectively performing required first aid duties.
  • Maintain clean and hygienic first aid equipment and facilities.
  • Inspect and inventory first aid equipment and materials. Inform the Safety Administrator if any supplies need repurchasing. 

 

10.3 Program Overview

The First Aid Program applies to all BCCF worksites. All fixed worksites and project sites have designated first aid attendants and kits.

The essential components of the First Aid Program are:

First Aid Assessment

When: Conducted before a project begins.

Who: Safety Administrator or Project Coordinator.

Tool: Project Safety Assessment (Step 4), First Aid Guidelines.

Reviewed: 

  • Before a new project starts.
  • Annually.

Documentation: The workers will keep a copy of the PSA throughout the project term. The PSA will also be retained electronically on the BCCF server.

First Aid Treatment

When: Provided when the First Aid Attendant is notified of an injured worker.

Who: First Aid Attendant.

Tool: First Aid RecordGuidelines for Modified Work.

Reviewed: During a JOHSC meeting with personal information redacted.

Documentation: An electronic copy will be stored on the BCCF server.

First Aid Inventory

When: First aid kits are returned from projects or supplies have been used in first aid treatment.

Who: Conducted by the first aid attendant or Safety Administrator.

Tool: OFA Level 1 First Aid Inventory

Reviewed: By management if the First Aid Attendant identifies deficiencies in supplies.

Documentation: A printed copy is provided with every first aid kit. An electronic copy is held on the BCCF server.

 

10.4 Procedures

NOTE: All injuries must be reported to BCCF, even if no medical treatment was required. 

Procedure 1: First Aid – Worker feels capable of returning to unrestricted duties

Step 1 Worker: Call for or report to the First Aid Attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treat the worker and complete a First Aid Record.

Step 3 Worker: After treatment, return to active duties.

Step 4 First Aid Attendant: Send a copy of the First Aid Record to the Safety Administrator.

Step 5 Safety Administrator: Complete Form 7: Employer's Report of Injury and submit it to WorkSafeBC.

Procedure 2: First Aid – Worker requires modified duties

Step 1 Worker: Call for or report to the First Aid Attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treat the worker and complete a First Aid Record.

Step 3 First Aid Attendant and Worker: Decide if modified work options are possible using the Guidelines for Modified Work. Send a copy of the First Aid Record to the Safety Administrator.

Step 4 Worker: Return to work with modified duties.

Step 5 Safety Administrator: Complete Form 7: Employer's Report of Injury and submit it to WorkSafeBC.

Note: Medical treatment may be required if the worker has not returned to full duties within two weeks.

Procedure 3: First Aid – Worker requires medical attention

Step 1 Worker: Call for or report to the First Aid Attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treat the worker and complete a First Aid Record. If necessary, recommend worker seeks medical aid (or the worker can request further assessment/treatment).

Step 3 Worker:

  1. Visit a health care provider; tell them the injury is work-related.
  2. Notify the Safety Administrator of the incident.
  3. Report the injury to WorkSafeBC (complete Form 6: Worker's Report of Injury or contact Teleclaim at 1-888-967-5377).
  4. Return to work with modified duties based on the physician's recommendations.

Step 4 Safety Administrator: Complete Form 7: Employer's Report of Injury and submit it to WorkSafeBC.

Procedure 4: Worker requires immediate medical attention

Step 1 First Aid Attendant: Treat the injured worker and take action appropriate to the severity of the injury. Complete a First Aid Record and send a copy to the Safety Administrator.

Step 2 Worker:

  1. Be transported directly to medical aid, either by the First Aid Attendant or an ambulance.
  2. Notify the Safety Administrator of the incident (a supervisor can do this).
  3. Report to WorkSafeBC (complete Form 6: Worker's Report of Injury or contact Teleclaim at 1-888-967-5377).
  4. Return to work with modified duties based on the physician's recommendations.

Step 3 Safety Administrator: Complete Form 7: Employer's Report of Injury and submit it to WorkSafeBC.