Effective date: March 1, 2016
Application: Workers responding to work-related emergencies on and after the effective date.
Policy subject: Decision making - Injuries
Establish guidelines for adjudicating claims where workers are injured while responding to work-related emergencies at the worksite that occur outside the normal course of employment.
Work-related emergency, for the purpose of this policy, means emergency situations that arise out of employment, but occur outside the normal course of the worker’s employment.
required to respond to work-related emergencies.
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 2(1)(r), 20(1)(b)
(1) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
(2) POL 28/77, Injuries, Responding to Emergency (effective July 12, 1977 to February 29, 2016).
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