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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 17.5 from 2019-06-25 to 2020-12-31:

  •  (1) Every employer shall, after consultation with the work place committee or the health and safety representative and with the employers of any persons working in the building to whom the Act does not apply, prepare emergency procedures

    • (a) to be implemented if any person commits or threatens to commit an act that may be hazardous to the health and safety of the employer or any of his or her employees;

    • (b) if there is a possibility of an accumulation, spill or leak of a hazardous substance in a work place controlled by the employer, to be implemented in the event of such an accumulation, spill or leak;

    • (c) if more than 50 employees are working in a building at any time, to be implemented when evacuation is not an appropriate means of ensuring the health and safety of employees;

    • (d) to be implemented in the event of a failure of the lighting system; and

    • (e) to be implemented in the event of a fire.

  • (2) The emergency procedures referred to in subsection (1) shall contain

    • (a) an emergency evacuation plan, where applicable, or a plan for evacuating employees who require special assistance to be implemented in the event of a fire;

    • (b) a full description of the procedures to be followed;

    • (c) the location of the emergency equipment provided by the employer; and

    • (d) a plan of the building, showing

      • (i) the name, if any, and the address of the building, and

      • (ii) the name and address of the owner of the building.

  • (3) The plan for the evacuation of employees who require special assistance shall be established in consultation with those employees.

  • SOR/88-68, s. 14
  • SOR/94-263, s. 63
  • SOR/96-525, s. 18
  • SOR/2002-208, s. 37
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 126

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