The consequences of fire, explosion or chemical spill may be less severe if an emergency operations plan is in place. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires organizations with more than 10 employees to prepare such plans and train staff to implement them.
At the Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA), our consultants assist in the development of emergency operations plans and provide related training. Founded in 1984, IEA provides comprehensive environmental, health and safety services to schools, hospitals, government agencies and industrial and business entities.
Implementation of an emergency operations plan
An effective emergency operations plan requires more than recording a few actions or procedures. It needs detailed instructions, frequent updating, and training for those who must implement it. The safety consultants at IEA will provide the following assistance with the implementation of an emergency operations plan:
- Develop a building schematic that outlines emergency evacuation routes and identifies meeting places
- Assemble emergency contact lists
- Inspect buildings regularly for code violations and other hindrances to safe evacuation
- Determine planning and response needed to assist physically disabled employees
- Develop employee training for emergency opearations plan implementation
Having an emergency operations plan may prevent catastrophe and limit your liability in the event of an emergency. Start working on it now. Call IEA toll–free at 800.233.9513.