Category: Emergency action Plan

Emergency Action Plan Basics

Almost every business is required to have an emergency action plan (EAP). If fire extinguishers are required or provided in your workplace, and if anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency(which means that people are in your workplace), then OSHA [29 CFR 1910.157] requires you to have an EAP. The only exemption…


Emergency Action Plan Checklist

It is essential that the emergency action plan developed be site specific with respect to emergency conditions evaluated, evacuation policies and procedures, emergency reporting mechanisms, and alarm systems. To assist you in your planning, a checklist is provided that identifies issues that must be considered when drafting a comprehensive emergency action plan. An explanation of…


Shelter in Place – Emergency Action Plan

Sometimes an emergency is best handled by doing a shelter in place, a good emergency action plan should take this into account and have the appropriate responses included in it. Specific procedures for shelter in place at a worksite may include the following: Close the business. If there are customers, clients, or visitors in the…