The mandate of the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness (CCEP) is to help communities, governments, and private business to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from human-made or natural disasters.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety. As well, the Guidelines for Industry Emergency Response Contingency Plans can be accessed from the CCOHS site.
The Canadian Chemical Producers' Association (CCPA) represents companies producing a broad range of petrochemicals, inorganic chemicals, and synthetic resins in Canada. This site provides a brief description of the Responsible Care® codes of practice on community awareness and emergency response, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution in relation to the sale of chemicals, chemical products, or services, the movement of those goods, and hazardous waste management.
The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) provides a resource library with a list of practical, concise guidelines (often with checklists and illustrations) that can be used to improve a facility's health and safety program. Information can be easily accessed, read, and downloaded from the Internet, free of charge.
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR)
The Risk Management Internet Services website is a valuable source of information. The main library allows the user to search for publications and professional guides in the categories of chemicals, disasters, security, safety management, environment, health, and many others. The user can view the titles of Canadian, North American, and international documents. The accessibility of a complete document is restricted to members only; however, users can register on-line for a fee.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are cautionary labelling of containers of WHMIS "controlled products," the provision of material safety data sheets, and worker education programs.