With the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) becoming a widespread global pandemic there is an ever increasing amount of difficulties facing businesses and workplaces today and into the near future.
On June 12, 2012 the Alberta Government started Phase 2 of the Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. This relaunch left the workforce with some strict guidelines to help contain the spread of Covid-19 so we can look towards increasingly opening services and businesses in Phase 3. Some of these new guideline can be difficult for businesses to navigate on their own. Life Support Ltd can make sure that you are compliant with the new rules through the use of safety programs mandated by Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government, which gives you time to make sure that your company gets back to being profitable.
Life Support Ltd will provide you with a complete Return to Work Policy that complies with social distancing guidelines, sanitization policies and how to appropriately bring your employs back to work. Alongside our policies we also offer all of the products you will need including non-medical and KN95 face masks and hand sanitizers.
If you have any questions about how to get your workforce back to working safely, email us at email@example.com and one of our safety professionals will get back to you.
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First Aid certifications
The Red Cross, with the approval of provincial and territorial regulators has granted a grace period for first aid certificates, first aid certificates that would have expired March through June 30, 2020. All certificates expiring between March through June 30, 2020 will be considered valid 90 days beyond their expiration date. This allows worker to be compliant with workplace health and safety regulations. The expired certifications will also be accepted for re-certification courses when in-person training resumes.
FIRST AID PROTOCOLS FOR AN UNRESPONSIVE PERSON DURING COVID-19
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and an individual’s risk is variable depending on location. If someone’s heart stops, and the First Aider is concerned they may have had respiratory symptoms, it is at the individual’s discretion to perform or not perform mouth-to-mouth breaths based on personal preference. It’s still important to call emergency medical services and find an AED. If the individual chooses to perform breaths, they can also use a barrier device, such as a pocket mask, to help protect themselves.
CPR with breaths is recommended for people who have been trained in CPR, but as an alternative, hands-only CPR can be performed until help arrives if the First Aider is unsure about putting their mouth on a stranger’s mouth, or has concerns the person may have COVID-19. If the individual chooses to perform hands-only CPR, they should first call 9-1-1, lay a cloth, a towel, or clothing over the person’s mouth and nose to prevent any potential spread of the virus through contaminated air or saliva, and then push hard and fast in the center of the person’s chest until advanced help arrives. If the First Aider believes the person may have COVID-19, they should state their concerns to the emergency response telecommunicator so everyone who responds can be aware of the potential for COVID-19 transmission.