Safety Scene Fall 2019 - Page 13

INCASE OF A CHEMICAL SPILL Stay clear of the spill and warn others in the immediate area of the emergency and potential danger. For serious chemical spills, call the Provincial Emergency Program Hotline at 1.800.663.3456 If persons are injured, provide first aid if you or another available individual are trained to do so. However, do not put yourself at risk. Assess the situation and determine if it’s an emergency. An emergency situation exists when there is a high risk to persons, property, or environment. If it is an emergency, then activate appropriate alarms. Get appropriate Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) and have it available for the responders. If an evacuation is required, evacuate as directed by your supervisor to your designated evacuation area. Walk, do not run. Remain in the evacuation area until the supervisor has accounted for everyone and you have been instructed otherwise. Do not re-enter the building until the emergency response team leader has deemed it safe and supervisory personnel have given permission to go back into the facility. ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● IN CASE OF SEVERE WEATHER When working in areas subject to severe weather conditions (e.g. lightning, flooding, snow storms), the employer must be aware of the potential hazards. Monitor the local government weather service for announcements including warnings and any other information provided by officials, such as the appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. Be prepared to evacuate to designated safe areas. Keep a portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, and other emergency supplies ready (see page 4 for suggested emergency supplies). Do not call 911 for information. This system must be kept open for emergencies. ● ● ● ● ● See also Actsafe’s Inclement or Severe Weather Motion Picture Safety Bulletin. IF A FLOOD OCCURS ● ● ● ● 3 of 4 If you are inside, turn off main gas valve and electrical power. If you are outside, never attempt to walk across a flooded area. The water could sweep you away. If you are in your car, do not try to drive through flood waters. If your car stalls in rising water, abandon it. Report broken or damaged water, sewer, and electrical lines by calling your municipality. Updated: Sept. 2019 www.actsafe.ca Fall 2019 Edition: Emergency Preparedness Safety Scene 11