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WSCC’s Yellowknife office is closed for in-person services effective September 9, 2021. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

First Aid

To harmonize safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid regulations have come into effect in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

What is important to know?

1. First aid training providers must update their training and training materials for:

  • NWT: January 1, 2021
  • NU: February 12, 2021

2. Employers have one year to use and update first aid kits at their work sites. The deadlines are:

  • NWT: January 1, 2022
  • NU: February 12, 2022

3. First aid certification remains valid until the expiry date on valid First Aid Certification. This applies to both territories.

Approved first aid training providers can help your business meet your business’ training needs, and first aid kit needs. For a list of approved training providers, visit our First Aid Training page.

The WSCC has developed resources to help your business navigate these changes. If you have any questions about the resources below, contact us today by email, or by calling 1 (800) 661-0792.

Available Resources

The OHS App has information and resources to help assess your first aid needs and more! Download the app to have safety legislation at your fingertips.

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Codes of Practice

To harmonize safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid regulations have come into effect in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

To harmonize safety legislation across Canada, amendments to First Aid regulations have come into effect in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations.

WSCC Safety Bulletins

Employers will need to update their first aid kits to meet the requirements of the amended OHS Regulations and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z1220-17.

On January 1, 2021, changes to Part 5 First Aid of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut will go into effect.