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Evacuation Chair Legislation

Canada

Section 125 of the Canada Labour Code, Part II states that:
“… every employer shall, in respect of every work place controlled by the employer and, in respect of every work activity carried out by an employee in a work place that is not controlled by the employer, to the extent that the employer controls the activity… (o) comply with prescribed standards relating to fire safety and emergency measures; (p) ensure, in the prescribed manner, that employees have safe entry to, exit from and occupancy of the work place.”

For more information on evacuating people who need assistance in the event of an emergency please visit the Government of Canada’s “Get Prepared” website at http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/pplwthdsblts/index-eng.aspx#psn.06.01

To view the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s guide for building managers and occupants on evacuating people who need assistance in an emergency visit http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/arc/planning_safety.shtml

United States

Advisory 105.2.4 ICC/IBC. International Building Code (IBC)-2000 (including 2001 Supplement to the International Codes) and IBC-2003 are referenced for means of egress, areas of refuge, and railings provided on fishing piers and platforms. At least one accessible means of egress is required for every accessible space and at least two accessible means of egress are required where more than one means of egress is required. The technical criteria for accessible means of egress allow the use of exit stairways and evacuation elevators when provided in conjunction with horizontal exits or areas of refuge. While typical elevators are not designed to be used during an emergency evacuation, evacuation elevators are designed with standby power and other features according to the elevator safety standard and can be used for the evacuation of individuals with disabilities. The IBC also provides requirements for areas of refuge, which are fire-rated spaces on levels above or below the exit discharge levels where people unable to use stairs can go to register a call for assistance and wait for evacuation.”

For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010 please visit http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm.
And to find out more information on reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities please visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm.

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