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Emergency Preparedness

Adapted from content excerpted from Better Work, a partnership of IFC and the International Labour Organization


Employers should inform and prepare workers for emergencies (e.g., fire, chemical spill) before they arise, so that workers are ready to respond quickly and safely. For example, the employer should conduct emergency drills and ensure that an adequate number of workers have been trained to use fire-fighting equipment. There should be a fire detection system and a sufficient number of emergency exits that are clearly marked, accessible, unobstructed and unlocked during work hours.

Best practice examples:

Emergency Plans and Equipment

Fire Safety

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