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10.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation is committed to ensuring that workplace injuries are treated promptly and effectively to ensure a full recovery. Due to the nature of contractual work based on deliverables the ability to offer meaningful work will be determined on a project by project basis. Where possible modified work will be offered to assist in the continuation and return to work of injured workers.

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

  • Establish a clear 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 is provided.
  • Ensure adequate first aid equipment is provided.
  • 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 all first aid reports are completed and sent to the Safety Coordinator.
  • Assist the first aid attendant if requested.
  • Where possible, accompany injured worker to the 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 if necessary timely medical aid.
  • Participate in any modified duties.

First Aid Attendant

  • Promptly provide injured workers with a level of care within the scope of each attendant’s training.
  • Objectively record reported signs and symptoms of injuries.
  • Refer injured workers to medical treatment, if injuries are serious or beyond the scope of an attendant’s training.
  • Be physically and mentally capable of safely and effectively preforming required first aid duties.
  • Maintain clean, hygienic first aid equipment and facilities.
  • Inspect and inventory first aid equipment and materials. Ensure the Safety Coordinator is informed of any equipment and materials that needs to be re-purchased.

 

10.3 Program Overview

The First Aid Program is implemented on all BCCF worksites. All fixed worksites and project sites have designated attendants and first aid kits available. The following are the basic components of the First Aid Program.

First Aid Assessment

When: Conducted before a project begins.

Who: Assessed by the Safety Coordinator or Project Coordinator.

Tool: Project Safety Assessment (Step 4)

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Before new project starts.
  • Annually.

Documentation: A copy of the PSA will be kept by the workers throughout the project term. The PSA will also be kept 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 Record. Minor Injury First Aid Procedures. Guidelines for Modified Work.

Review: Reviewed during the JOHSC meeting with personal information redacted.

Documentation: Electronic copy kept on the BCCF server.

 

First Aid Inventory

When: Conducted when first aid kits are returned from projects.  Conducted on fixed sites when supplies have been used in first aid treatment.

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

Tool: OFA Level 1 First Aid Inventory

Review: Reviewed by management if deficiencies in supplies are identified by the First Aid Attendant.

Documentation: Print copy kept with every first aid kit.  Electronic copy of inventory kept on the BCCF server.

10.4 Procedures

Procedure: First Aid Only – Unrestricted duties following treatment

Step 1 Worker: After injury, call for the first aid attendant or report to first aid attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treats worker and completes First Aid Record.

Step 3 Worker: After treatment return to full active duties immediately.

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

 

Procedure: First Aid – Requires modified duties (no medical attention)

Step 1 Worker: After injury, call for the first aid attendant or report to first aid attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treats worker and completes First Aid Record.

Step 3 Worker: Treated by first aid; injury prevents worker from completing regular job duties, yet not severe enough to seek medical aid (example: minor sprain or strain).

Step 4 First Aid Attendant: In consultation with the worker decide if modified work options are possible using the Guidelines for Modified Work. Send copy of First Aid Record to the Safety Coordinator.

Step 5 Worker: Returns to work with modified duties.

  1. Within two weeks if the worker has not returned to full duties medical treatment may be required.

 

Procedure: First Aid – Medical Attention Sought

Step 1 Worker: After injury, call for the first aid attendant or report to first aid attendant.

Step 2 First Aid Attendant: Treats worker and completes First Aid Record. Recommends worker seek medical aid or worker requests further assessment/treatment from medical aid.

Step 3 Worker: Visits health care provider.

  1. Notifies Safety Coordinator of incident.
  2. Reports to WorkSafeBC (complete Form 6 Worker’s Report of Injury or contacts Teleclaim 1-888-967-5377).
  3. Returns to work with modified duties based on physicians recommendations.

Step 4 Safety Coordinator: Completes Form 7 Employer’s Report of Injury and submits to WorkSafeBC.

 

Procedure: Immediate Medical Attention

Step 1 First Aid Attendant: Treats injured worker and takes action appropriate to the severity of the injury, completes First Aid Record. Send copy of First Aid Record to the Safety Coordinator.

Step 3 Worker: Transported directly to medical aid, either by the First Aid Attendant or ambulance.

  1. Worker or Supervisor notifies Safety Coordinator of incident.
  2. Reports to WorkSafeBC (complete Form 6 Worker’s Report of Injury or contacts Teleclaim 1-888-967-5377).
  3. Returns to work with modified duties based on physicians recommendations.

Step 4 Safety Coordinator: Completes Form 7 Employer’s Report of Injury and submits to WorkSafeBC