Emergency Action Plan

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  1. Take into consideration and list all possible emergencies that could occur such as floods, tornadoes, fire, or workplace violence.
  2. Conduct a workplace hazard assessment.
  3. Determine how each possible emergency may affect company operations.
  4. Include the contact information for key company employees and list their responsibilities.
  5. Include the contact information for local emergency responders such as EMS and Fire.
  6. Include details on how rescue of employees will be conducted.
  7. Include information on how medical assistance will be provided.
  8. Develop a plan on when evacuation would be needed and if so specific details of that process.
  9. Include specific details on the duties key persons oversee and how those will be implemented.
  10. Determine if there are critical operations that may need to be shut down, who is responsible, and how it will be conducted.
  11. Post emergency evacuation maps and ensure exits are clearly marked and accessible.
  12. Include plans about how employees or visitors that may not speak English or has disabilities will be notified and assisted in the event of an emergency or evacuation.
  13. Identify and designate specific assembly areas and ensure employees know where they are located.
  14. Include information about how different types of emergencies will be reported, and how employees or visitors will be notified.
  15. Develop a training program to include frequency of drills and to ensure employees are aware of the type of emergencies that may occur and their responsibilities.
  16. Develop a plan for accounting for all employees during an emergency or evacuation.
  17. Include plans for notifying employees once an all-clear has been given and it is safe to return to work.
  18. Put the emergency action plans in writing if your company has more than 10 employees on a worksite.




Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool.  Develop and Implement an Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Emergency Action Plan Checklist.  Retrieved from  https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/checklists/eap.html


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