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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 to injured workers 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 Administrator.
  • Assist the first aid attendant if requested.
  • Where possible, accompany the 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 medical aid if required.
  • Participate in any 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 serious or beyond the scope of your training.
  • Be physically and mentally capable of safely and effectively performing required first aid duties.
  • Maintain clean, hygienic first aid equipment and facilities.
  • Inspect and make inventories of first aid equipment and materials. Ensure the Safety Administrator is informed of any equipment and materials that need 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 basic components of the First Aid Program are:

First Aid Assessment

When: Conducted before a project begins.

Who: Assessed by the Safety Administrator or Project Coordinator.

Tool: Project Safety Assessment (Step 4)

Reviewed: 

  • Before a 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 RecordGuidelines for Modified Work.

Reviewed: During a JOHSC meeting with personal information redacted.

Documentation: An electronic copy will be 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 Administrator.

Tool: OFA Level 1 First Aid Inventory

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

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

 

10.4 Procedures

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

Procedure: First Aid Only – Unrestricted duties following treatment

Step 1 Worker: After an injury, 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 full 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 to WorkSafeBC.

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

Step 1 Worker: After an injury, 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 to WorkSafeBC.

Note: If the worker has not returned to full duties within 2 weeks, medical treatment may be required.

Procedure: First Aid – Medical Attention Required

Step 1 Worker: After an injury, 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 worker can request further assessment/treatment from medical aid).

Step 3 Worker:

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

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

Procedure: Immediate Medical Attention

Step 1 First Aid Attendant: Treat the injured worker and takes 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. 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 also do this).
  3. Report to WorkSafeBC (complete Form 6: Worker’s Report of Injury or contact Teleclaim 1-888-967-5377).
  4. Returns to work with modified duties based on physician's recommendations.

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