OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 7 Emergency Preparedness and Response


  • Section 115 requires employers to establish an emergency response plan for responding to an emergency that may require rescue or evacuation. (Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the plan be in writing and available to workers.)
  • Section 116 specifies the minimum elements to be included in an emergency response plan.
  • Section 117 requires employers to ensure designated rescue and emergency workers receive appropriate and adequate training.
  • Section 118 requires employers to provide designated rescue and emergency workers with personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to the work site and the potential emergencies identified in the emergency response plan.