FAQ

What should we consider in performing first aid in this environment?

Particularly in environments where employers may not have a robust PPE program already in place, this is a common concern. When you provide first aid services to an injured worker, physical distancing is not typically possible. So it becomes a question of how you protect both workers from each other, should one of them actually have COVID-19. A facial covering such as a surgical mask is a helpful precaution but not always possible in an emergency situation. Based on consultation with the Public Health Office, temporary or transient close contact with another employee within the 2-metre range does elevate the risk slightly but does not typically turn that into a high-risk situation. Provided you have effective controls in place overall in the workplace, transient close contact in an emergency scenario is not considered high risk.

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