Human Resources Legislative Update
First Aid Training Regulatory Amendments under Canada Labour Code Registered
Date: December 19, 2012
On December 7, 2012, Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Canada Labour Code were registered. Among other things, the Regulations are intended to simplify the first aid training available to employees subject to federal jurisdiction through the following amendments to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations:
- the definition of “approved organization” will now require the province, not the Minister of Labour, to approve an organization for the teaching of first aid;
- the requirements for the issuance of a “basic first aid certificate” and a “standard first aid certificate” have been amended; and
- certain provisions relating to the teaching of first aid have been amended to, in part, remove the requirements related to the Minister of Labour.