OHS Emergency Planning

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    Alberta Government OHS Alberta Government OHS

Focus on Emergency Planning

  • Know the risks – Find out more about your community’s emergency plans by contacting your local municipal office. Know these risks and the best way to respond to them.
  • Make a plan – An emergency plan will help you cope with the stress of a disaster. Make a plan for what your family will do and who they will contact during an emergency.
  • Build a kit – In an emergency, you and your family should be prepared for a minimum of 72 hours. Build your kit to suit your particular needs with enough non-perishable food, water, medicines, warm clothes and comfort items for all family members.

Alberta Emergency Alert

Personal Preparedness Program

Emergency Management Preparedness Program (EMPP)

Emergency Social Services Training (ESS)

Helping Your Child or Teen Prepare Emotionally For Disasters or Emergencies

Helping Your Child or Teen Respond to a Disaster or Emergency

Helping Children and Teens Recover from a Disaster or Traumatic Events

Preparing Emotionally for Disasters or Emergencies

Psychological First Aid After a Disaster

Responding to a Disaster or Emergency

Recovery after a Disaster or Emergency

•Skills for Psychological Recovery After a Disaster

Skills for Psychological Recovery for Health Professionals

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Alberta Safety Council Alberta Safety Council

Alberta Safety Council Emergency Preparedness
While most workplace harm can be avoided with proper OH&S training, some events – such as fires, floods, earthquakes, severe weather and bomb threats – are out of your control. You can’t prevent an emergency, but you can learn to predict and prepare to handle it. Being able to make quick, on-the-ground decisions is vital during an emergency. Training for the worst possible outcome will prepare you to keep control in difficult and unplanned situations, keep employees safe and make sure that an emergency does not turn into a disaster.

American Red Cross American Red Cross

Being Prepared Means Planning Ahead Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date. These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

CCVO Emergency Preparedness Website CCVO Emergency Preparedness Website

CCVO is excited to launch getpreparednonprofit.com, a comprehensive (and growing!) online resource that will help your nonprofit or charity develop and implement an emergency preparedness plan. The site puts resources and templates at your fingertips, making it easy to ensure your organization is ready for any emergency.

Child Welfare Information Gateway Child Welfare Information Gateway

Disaster preparedness & response
Includes resources on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Crisis Planning Crisis Planning

Preparing Your Response to the Unexpected Good crisis planning an important, regular business activity. Follow our guide to being ready to respond to the unexpected in an organized and considered way.


Crisis Response Planning Webinar
The increase of critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.) requires schools, communities and organizations to be prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This webinar will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. Participants will develop an understanding of how to implement their own crisis response team and plan for their specific environment.

Delaware Citizens Corps. Delaware Citizens Corps.

Emergency Planning Template Family and Large Family Childcare Homes 2011
The purpose of this template is to guide child care providers in developing an all-hazards emergency plan

Improv.net Improv.net

Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide
According to FEMA, each year approximately 17,500 people are injured and 3,400 die because of fire.1 There are dangers associated with fire for everyone, but people with disabilities face unique challenges in these emergencies. As FEMA notes, people with disabilities may have more difficulty escaping during a fire. In addition, some disabilities may prevent them from taking actions ahead of time without the help of a caregiver, friend or relative.2

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities 2011
This document is intended to guide juvenile justice residential facilities in preparing for, respond­ing to, and recovering from emergencies. Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities is the first comprehensive planning guide to address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency.