Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Emergency Preparedness Summary

Emergency Reporting

Regardless of the type of emergency in progress, call 9-911 immediately.

To report an emergency or injury  the following information will be necessary:

  • Your Name
  • Building Location
  • Physical Location
  • Nature of Emergency
  • Persons Affected

Also notify the Building Warden as quickly as possible.

Emergency Evacuation

  • Leave the office calmly and quickly, leaving the door open for the Floor Warden to check and close.
  • Follow specific instructions given by the Floor Warden.
  • In the case of a bomb threat take all personal belongings, such as purses, cell phones and brief cases.
  • Assist visitors, clients and anyone requiring assistance.
  • Follow the evacuation route using the stairs and not the elevator.
  • Go immediately to the Assembly Area and report to mustering personnel. (In extreme weather conditions, wear outerwear).

Fire

  • Shout "FIRE" and pull the nearest fire alarm.
  • Call 9-911 if it is safe to do so.
  • Use a fire extinguisher only when trained to do so
  • Report details to the Building Warden as quickly as possible.
  • Follow evacuation procedures

Medical Emergency

  • Make sure there is no hazard to you as you approach the scene.
  • Administer first aid if qualified
  • Yell for someone to call the first aid attendant and stay with the person.
  • If at any time you believe the person requires emergency services stay with the person and have someone else call 9-911.
  • When the First Aid Attendant arrives provide details of the incident.
  • Wait and follow instructions of the First Aid Attendant.

Violent Incidents and Threats

If you are threatened or fear for your personal security:

  • Maintain your professional face, bladed stance and a safe distance.
  • Explain that you can't give the person what they're looking for but you can get your supervisor to speak with them.

If they don't cooperate:

  • Explain that you are required to call police and give them options on how to leave.

If they do cooperate:

  • Leave the client, get your supervisor and call police at 9-911.
  • Your supervisor will give them options for leaving while the police are on their way.

If you are attacked:

  • Defend yourself.
  • Leave the room as quickly as possible, warning others to leave the area.
  • Shout for someone to call 9-911 or if necessary, do it yourself when it is safe to do so.

Hostage Taking

Victim(s):

  • Follow the offender(s) orders exactly.
  • Observe as much as possible about the incident.
  • When the incident is over, notify your Supervisor who will notify the President.
  • Immediately record all incident details in an incident report.
  • Await instructions. Follow them. Be prepared to cooperate with authorities.

Anyone aware of an incident:

  • Contact 9-911 immediately.
  • Notify your supervisor or the President.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Be prepared to evacuate.

Finding a suspicious parcel

Person finding a suspicious parcel:

  • Do not touch it.
  • Notify your Supervisor.
  • Await instructions and follow them.
  • If told to evacuate, follow specific instructions, as normal evacuation procedures may not apply.

Bomb Threat

Person receiving a TELEPHONE threat is expected to complete the BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST:

Date:__________ Time:__________ Caller ID #:__________

Instructions

Be CALM and COURTEOUS. LISTEN. Do not interrupt the caller. Keep the caller talking as long as possible. Record the exact words of person placing call:

Questions to ask:

  1. When is the bomb going to explode? _____________________
  2. Where is the bomb right now? __________________________
  3. What kind of bomb is it? _______________________________
  4. What does the bomb look like? __________________________
  5. Why did you place the bomb? ___________________________
Try to determine the following (circle as appropriate):
Caller’s Identity Male female
Voice Loud soft high pitch deep raspy pleasant slurred speech Other ________
Accent Local not local foreign or regional: ______________
Speech fast slow distinct distorted stutter nasal slurred lisp
Language Excellent good fair poor foul other __________________
Manner Calm angry rational irrational coherent incoherent deliberate emotional righteous laughing slurred speech
Background Noises Office machines factory machines heavy equipment animals music quiet voices airplanes street traffic party

Additional Information: _____________________________

Receiving Telephone Number: ____________________

Person Receiving Call: __________________________

Immediately after the call, CONTACT 9-911 and then notify your supervisor. Do not tell anyone else until instructed to do so by your Supervisor.

Earthquake

  • Be aware of safe spots and move away from windows and mirrors and objects that may fall, secure them when possible.
  • Drop to your knees and cover your head and neck with your hands;
  • Do not use the elevator.
  • Remain where you are (inside/outside) until the shaking stops.

After the shaking stops:

  • Check for hazards (fire, electrical) and proceed as noted for those.
  • Once safe, Building Warden to account for people and provide medical treatment.
  • Conserve water (do not flush) and do not evacuate, but ensure routes are clear.
  • Post signs of dangerous areas or objects

Flood

  • Any staff that learns of a flood emergency will contact the supervisor
  • The supervisor will gather information from the EMO coordinator, assess the situation, brief staff and provide instructions on how to manage the emergency.

Personal Hygiene

  • Be diligent about using basic personal hygiene practices, particularly hand-washing and cough etiquette.

Workplace Cleaning

  • Cleaning staff to clean surfaces with a neutral detergent and a disinfectant (alcohol or chlorine-based) on a regular basis with common surfaces being cleaned daily.
  • Avoid contacting shared products such as magazines, dishes and cutlery and wash well after use.

Social Distancing

Minimize contact with others by:

  • conducting business by phone or email;
  • working from home if possible;
  • not meeting in large groups;
  • avoiding public transit; and
  • eating lunch in your office or going outdoors