First Aid in Libraries Carroll Balkham 31 Jan 2008 16:32 UTC

Hi everyone,

We have been talking recently about the Canada Labour Code where it
mentions the employer's duty to provide first aid facilities (para
125.1.h) and how it should be applied within a library setting.
Obviously the question is not whether to provide first aid. The question
is how to provide it when there is a mix of employees and non-employees
("the public"), extended hours beyond standard 9-5 business hours, and
some of those extended hours may be staffed by student help or other
non-permanent employees who may or may not currently have training in
first aid.

I would be very happy to receive any advice on policy and procedure
within your own library that you would be willing to share as it will
help us develop our own policy and procedures, thanks,

Carroll Balkham
Readers' Services Supervisor/Superviseur des services aux lecteurs
Massey Library/Bibliothèque Massey
Royal Military College of Canada/Collège militaire royal du Canada