Emergency Preparedness Compliance Centre

All sorts of emergencies can happen in the workplace, such as explosions and fires, and to your workers outside the workplace, such as spills of toxic substances during transport. Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and tornadoes, also impact companies and their workers. That’s why it’s critical to get your preparation and response programs off the ground today. Here are a few basics to get started:

1. Be prepared to respond effectively to such emergencies

2. Create a business continuity plan to ensure that your company’s operations can continue in the aftermath of an emergency

3. Update fire safety plans for all of your industrial workplaces or offices

Guidance and Insight

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Running on Empty

If a fire broke out in your workplace, how useful would this fire extinguisher be? Learn the fire extinguisher basics.

Oct. 9-15, 2016 Is Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 9-15, 2016 is Fire Prevention Week in Canada. So it's a good time to assess your fire prevention and safety measures in the workplace.

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Don’t Lock Fire Exits

In a fire or other emergency, would you want to have to hunt for the key to the lock keeping you from using this fire exit?

ALERT: Wildfires Cause Mandatory Evacuation of Alberta Town

The wildfires that have caused the evacuation of Fort McMurray are a reminder that all employers need to be prepared for various emergencies.

Tell Employees About Key Changes to Canadian First Aid Guidelines

Ensure that employees, especially first aiders, know about key changes in the new Canadian First Aid Guidelines.

Tools

Fire-Related Health Screening Form

If a worker says yes to any question on this form, ensure he gets medical clearance before getting involved in emergency response to or cleanup of a fire.

Safety Talk: Can You Do the Chemical Splash Dash?

What’s At Stake? If a chemical splashed onto your skin or into your eye, could you get to a safety shower or eyewash station quickly? The time to consider that question is now, not when you are faced with an emergency. You need to know where this equipment is located, the shortest route to reach it and how to use it effectively.

Tornado Preparedness Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure that your workplace and all staff are adequately prepared should a tornado (or any other natural disaster) strike the area.

ERAP Audit Checklist

Use the checklist to audit your ERAP and identify any deficiencies before you submit it for approval.

Checklists for Proper Handling of Personal Information Before, During or After an Emergency

Use these checklists to ensure that your company is prepared to properly handle disclosure of personal information before, during and after an emergency.