New Legislation Affecting Ontario Employers

Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own) is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are drugs that are prescribed by a medical practitioner to treat pain. While opioids can be an effective part of pain management for medically supervised patients, opioid addiction and overdose are a significant challenge in Ontario. Why this affects […]

What is a Tourniquet?

Tourniquets are used to stop or control bleeding from a wound, usually in an emergency situation, and can be lifesaving. Essentially, a tourniquet is a device used to stop the flow of blood through a vein or artery. It consists of a band or strap placed around an extremity, such as an arm or leg, […]

Why get certified while job hunting?

Getting first aid training can help you in your career search in a few different ways. Firstly, having this certification can give you an edge over other job applicants, as it shows that you take initiative, as well as have the knowledge and practical skills to help people in an emergency situation. Secondly, you may […]

Winter Storm Readiness

Preparing for a winter storm is a must to avoid injuries. One of the best ways to prepare is to stay informed on the latest weather updates. Make sure you have enough supplies such as food, water, and a first aid kit in case of an emergency.  A first aid kit should contain a variety […]

Red Cross Links

Descriptions and links to our most popular Red Cross Courses! Standard First Aid, CPR-C, AED  – The most popular course for workplaces and school requirements. Emergency First Aid, CPR-C, AED – Suitable for general interest, and small workplaces with 5 or fewer employees. CPR-C, and AED – Suitable for general interest, and specific industries (ex. […]

3 Free Hacks for Employers!

All businesses covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) must follow the first aid requirements in Regulation 1101. You might already be familiar with this Regulation as it covers the requirements for first aid training and equipment. Throughout the many inspections we have conducted, there are some common requirements that are frequently overlooked. […]

Summer water safety reminders

The summer – it’s finally here! I don’t know about you, but the 24th of May weekend always signals the start of summer!   Splash pads are now open (or soon opening) and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in pools, lakes, water parks and even bathtubs.   Water safety is key to […]

Preventing heat emergencies

Heat exhaustion, and heat strokes are medical emergencies to watch out for as the days become warmer and longer (yay!). These heat-related emergencies occur when the body becomes dehydrated, which may result in an increased body temperature. Young children, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses and those taking certain medications can become ill in hot, […]

Self care favourites this February

We hope you are doing well! At 13 First Aid, we are passionate about all things health and safety. As we enter month 11 of the COVID-19 Pandemic and week 5 of the provincial shutdown, it is more important than ever to stock our mental health first aid kits with plenty of self-care practices and tips. To help, we have […]

We made it to 2021!

Happy Holidays – Finally! As 2020 draws to a close, it is tempting to want to forget the year that wasn’t. As we usher in the new year, it is a good time to reflect on our collective resilience and the new ways we have found to stay connected with those we love. Like all […]

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