WSIB Now Accepts CSA Z1220-17 First Aid Kits
Effective January 1, 2020, the WSIB accepts the CSA Z1220-17 First aid kits for the workplace.
To meet the Regulation 1101 first aid obligations under WSIA, workplaces have the option of supplying the Regulation 1101 First aid kit requirements or CSA Z1220-17 First aid kits for the workplace.
This is option allows for harmonization of workplace occupational health and safety practices and requirements across all Canadian provinces and territories, which makes meeting regulatory requirements simpler and easier, especially for employers that operate across multiple jurisdictions. It eliminates duplication of efforts and can have a positive impact on workplace health and safety.
CSA standard, First Aid Kits for the Workplace, provides general requirements for workplace first aid kits, specifies a classification system for the kits, and sets minimum requirements for their contents based on their classification. It also provides requirements for the selection of kits based on various workplace environments, for their containers and the marking of containers, and for ongoing maintenance.