Emergency Procedures for Employees with Disabilities
AODA: Integrated Standard – New Requirement as of January 2012
Trent University is committed to the safety of all its members. The AODA legislation has established parameters for supporting persons with disabilities in emergency situations and producing workplace emergency response protocols.
Two requirements have come into law under the Integrated Standard of the AODA:
- Information & Communications: Section #13: Emergency procedure, plans or public safety information and Employment:
- Section #27: Workplace emergency response information
We are required to ensure that all our emergency procedures, plans and safety information are in accessible formats and that all members of the Trent community have the opportunity to develop an individualized emergency plan based on the needs of their disability.
The Center of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility (CHREA) and the Risk Management Office are working together to provide the opportunity for any member of the Trent community to request an individualized emergency plan.
If you are unable to participate in any area of the Emergency Response Procedure as a result of a disability, please contact Andrea Walsh (email@example.com) in the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility to make an appointment to develop an individualized emergency plan. You may also use the template below to develop a plan with your supervisor - please note that it is crucial for the plan to be sent to the Risk Management Office once completed.
SAMPLE - Individual Emergency Response Plan - TEMPLATE FOR TRENT PERSONS
In addition, we are asking the all members of the Trent community to review the Emergency Response Procedures.
Emergency Response Procedures [Word]
Emergency Response Procedures [PDF]
Emergency Response Procedures [Trent website]
Please also review:
The Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities [PDF]
Trent University Personal Safety Tips [Word]
Trent University Personal Safety Tips [PDF]
AODA Integrated Standard Emergency Procedure Requirements [Word]
AODA Integrated Standard Emergency Procedure Requirements [PDF]
For additional information or questions, please contact:
Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility
705-748-1011 Ex 6602