OSHA 7105 - Evacuation and Emergency Planning
Preparing for emergencies is a basic principle of workplace safety and health. Nobody expects an emergency or disaster especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. However, emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your workplace when you least expect it.
The events of September 11, 2001 have forced employers to think seriously about the need to plan what they will do in the event of all types of emergencies including:
Workplace violence resulting in bodily harm and trauma
Chemical or biological weapon attacks
Toxic gas releases
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Determine whether they are required to have an Emergency Action Plan.
2. List the elements of an Emergency Action Plan.
3. Identify elements of a good emergency evacuation floorplan.
4. Recognize violations of OSHAs exit route requirements.
5. List terrorism risk factors affecting the vulnerability of a facility or worksite
6. Describe a process to prioritize risks
7. List 3 types of risk management measures
8. Describe and use the OSHA Evacuation Planning Matrix and Fire and Explosion Planning Matrix
Refreshments, Lunch and Student Workbook