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Emergency Preparedness and Response. Regulatory Requirements Definitions Responsibilities Orientation of Workers Emergency Warden Orientation and Training.

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1 Emergency Preparedness and Response

2 Regulatory Requirements Definitions Responsibilities Orientation of Workers Emergency Warden Orientation and Training Requirements for Supervisors Supervising Rescue Operations Training Outline

3 Regulatory Requirements

4 Applicable Regulations Risk assessments done Written policies and procedures implemented Emergency exit routes provided and marked Emergency lighting of workplace and exit routes Regulatory Requirements

5 Supervisors must inform workers of risk Annual emergency drills Inventory of substances that endanger firefighters/rescuers Provide emergency wash facilities Train workers in fire prevention Regulatory Requirements

6 Toxic Gases Provide emergency ventilation Provide shutdown and containment Emergency rescue - qualified workers Personal Protective Equipment Maintenance of equipment Regulatory Requirements

7 Maintain effective communications with rescue and evacuation personnel Any worker assigned to firefighting to be physically fit and trained annually Provide rescue for workers entering a confined space Regulatory Requirements

8 Written evacuation procedures must include: Notification of workers about an emergency Evacuation of all workers Notification of the fire department Notification of adjacent workplaces Regulatory Requirements

9 Definitions

10 Emergency A present or imminent event Requires prompt coordination or special regulation Definitions

11 Emergency Supervisory Personnel (Chief Emergency Warden) Supervises emergency response and rescue operations Definitions

12 Emergency Warden The supervisor or individual who guides workers during an event. Definitions

13 Responsibilities

14 Employer Manager Emergency Coordinator Supervisor Emergency Warden Worker JHS Committee Responsibilities

15 Ensure: emergency risk assessments are conducted and documented emergency evacuation and rescue program is maintained all facilities have accessible exit routes exit routes - marked and have emergency lighting as required Responsibilities - Employer

16 Ensure: local emergency response plans are in place workers are trained in fire prevention, emergency evacuation and rescue an emergency coordinator is appointed Responsibilities – Employer (contd)

17 Establish policy to designate emergency wardens authority Responsibilities – Employer (contd)

18 Recruit emergency wardens Ensure emergency plans posted Assign responsibilities of other emergency personnel Ensure emergency evacuation and rescue risk assessments are completed Responsibilities - Managers

19 Site specific emergency procedure Emergency hazard identification and risk assessment Communication Responsibilities – Managers (contd)

20 Identify need for emergency response Review and update risk assessments Compile and maintain documentation Secure agreements with outside agencies Responsibilities – Emergency Coordinator

21 Designate workers to assist disabled individuals Ensure evacuation routes and floor plans are available Template for site specific emergency plans Responsibilities – Emergency Coordinator (contd)

22 Emergency policies, procedures and work arrangements Understand and follow emergency procedures Training - fire prevention, emergency evacuation and rescue Responsibilities - Designated Supervisor

23 Know emergency emergency response and rescue hazards Know how to request emergency evacuation and rescue Be aware of additional resources available Responsibilities - Designated Supervisor (contd)

24 Be familiar with emergency program Know names of First aid attendants and location of supplies Assist in new employee emergency orientation Responsibilities – Emergency Warden

25 Recruit workers Wear designated hardhat and high visibility vest Ensure area is evacuated Ensure assistants are available to help in evacuation Responsibilities – Emergency Warden (contd)

26 Ensure that everyone has left the building Report to Designated Emergency Supervisor on state of evacuation Prevent re-entry of the building Responsibilities – Emergency Warden (contd)

27 Provide input into risk assessments Participate in education, training & drills Follow workplace procedures for emergency evacuation and rescue Follow instructions of emergency wardens and emergency supervisory personnel Responsibilities - Workers

28 Review the effectiveness of drills Make recommendations on possible corrective actions Responsibilities - Joint Health & Safety Committees

29 Risk Assessments and Potential Response and Rescue

30 Place slides that describe your Program here Customized Slides

31 Orientation of Workers

32 Evacuation Procedures Fire Prevention Use of Fire Extinguishers Summoning and Reporting First Aid Worker Orientation

33 Evacuation Procedures Emergency Phone Numbers Purpose of the Plan Who is in Charge During an emergency During an evacuation First Aid More Information Worker Orientation (contd)

34 Evacuation Procedures – continued Definitions: Emergency Coordinator Emergency Supervisor Emergency Warden Designated Receptionist First Aid Attendants Worker Orientation

35 Evacuation Procedures - continued Communications Alarms Worker notification Outside notification Worker Orientation

36 Evacuation Procedures – continued Securing Equipment Turn off computers Secure laptops Secure cash drawers Shut off kitchen appliances Close doors to record vaults Close but do not lock doors Worker Orientation

37 Evacuation Procedures Evacuation routes and emergency exits Assembly Areas (Muster Stations) Evacuation Roles and Responsibilities Designated Receptionist Line Managers and Supervisors Emergency Wardens Worker Orientation

38 Fire Prevention Trash and litter Keep the workplace areas neat and clean Fire alarm pull stations and extinguishers Know how to use fire extinguishers Worker Orientation

39 Fire Prevention - continued Check extinguishers in your area Store hazardous materials in designated areas Keep exits free of obstructions Worker Orientation

40 Fire Prevention - continued Smoke only where permitted Keep equipment clean and use it properly Handle flammable liquids with caution Know location of emergency exits and procedures Worker Orientation

41 Use of Fire Extinguishers Dry chemical extinguishers Foam extinguishers Carbon dioxide extinguishers Water extinguishers Worker Orientation

42 Summoning and Reporting to First Aid Revise this slide to agree with your Program Worker Orientation

43 Emergency Warden Orientation and Training

44 General Evacuation Activate fire alarm Put on hard hat, high visibility vest Get work site register for roll call Emergency Warden Orientation

45 Check evacuation route(s) Put hand on exit door to feel for heat Look and smell for smoke Emergency Warden Orientation

46 Provide evacuation instructions Ensure disabled staff get to areas of refuge Ensure everyone gets out Emergency Warden Orientation

47 Ensure all doors are closed Place all clear tag on doors Leave the building Complete roll call Report to designated person Report anyone missing Emergency Warden Orientation ALL SPACE CLEAR BEHIND THIS DOOR The space behind this door is unoccupied. EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS: Guide all people in a known space to the nearest emergency exit or assembly area, close all windows and doors, and hang this sign on the outside knob for reference by rescue agencies.

48 Special Responses

49 Spill Response Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Special Responses

50 Earthquake Response Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Special Responses

51 Bomb Threat Response Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Special Responses

52 Adjacent Workplace Hazard Response Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Special Responses

53 Requirements for Supervisors

54 Reporting incidents Producing documentation Communications Supervising rescue operations Names and Contacts Supervisor Responsibilities

55 Reporting Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Supervisor Responsibilities

56 Documenting Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Supervisor Responsibilities

57 Communications Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Supervisor Responsibilities

58 Supervising Rescue Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Supervisor Responsibilities

59 Emergency Names and Contacts Complete this overhead once your Program is ready Supervisor Responsibilities

60 Why Have a Program WorkSafeBC Requirements Definitions Responsibilities Evacuation Plan Specific Responses Emergency Warden Duties Supervisor Responsibilities Summary

61 Questions?


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