Emergency response

Resources related to emergency preparedness and recovery.

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Emergency response planning: an occupational health and safety tool kit

Provides employers with information about some key occupational health and safety requirements related to emergency response planning. The kit also provides a step-by-step approach to planning, that employers can customize to their own work site.

UPDATED: May 2023

Emergency response planning: templates

These are Word template versions of the sample forms in the "Emergency response planning: an occupational health and safety tool kit" pdf. Employers can customize these templates to suit their work site.

UPDATED: March 31, 2023

Workplace health and safety after a flood

Outlines some of the hazards that can be introduced as a result of a flood and ways to address those hazards.

UPDATED: May 2022

Wildfire smoke

This publication discusses wildfire smoke as a workplace hazard. Includes information on potential health effects, risks and controls.

UPDATED: May 2023

Working in smoky environments

This bulletin provides health and safety information regarding exposure risks and hazards when working in smoky environments.

UPDATED: May 2023

Wildfire recovery: Sample health screening questionnaire

A questionnaire to help employers determine if a worker is fit to work in areas where there is a high chance of exposure to smoke.

Cleaning up burned structures

Gives information for those performing debris clean-up and demolition of structures involved in wildfires.

UPDATED: March 2023

Wildfire recovery work including fire-damaged structure

This resource provides information on how to start recovery work in a wildfire-damaged structure. It includes information on steps employers and workers must take to ensure fire-damaged buildings are structurally safe to enter.

UPDATED: April 2022

Occupational health and safety guide for firefighting

***This resource is current to March 2019. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

This bulletin describes the minimum standards to which a fire service must comply under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation.

PUBLISHED: March 2019