Evacuation Plans and Procedures. Occupational Safety and Health Administration . OSHA eTool. This PowerPoint summarizes information in the Evacuation eTool. For more information see the eTool and Safety and Health Topic page at www.osha.gov . Introduction.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This PowerPoint summarizes information in the Evacuation eTool. For more information see the eTool and Safety and Health Topic page at www.osha.gov.
* This will help you implement an emergency action plan (EAP) and comply with OSHA’s emergency standards.
• What is an EAP?
• Do I need an EAP?
• How do I evaluate my workplace?
* This Evacuation Plan and Procedures presentation gives a basic understanding of evacuation. For more information, refer to the Evacuation eTool.
An EAP describes actions employees should take if an emergency situation occurs, such as:
• Procedures for reporting
• Description of the alarm system
• Escape route(s)
A disorganized evacuation can result in:
• injury, and
• and property damage.
When developing your emergency action plan, it is important to determine the following:
Essential Evacuation Elements(continued)
• Specific evacuation procedures, including routes and exits
• A means of accounting for employees after an evacuation
• A clear chain of command to order an evacuation or shutdown
• Special equipment for employees
Have members of the fire department conduct a walk-through so they are familiar with the layout and potential hazards.Make arrangements with nearby medical clinics to handle emergency cases.
Establish a relationship with a local ambulance service so transportation is readily available for emergencies.
If an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not close to your workplace, ensure that onsite person(s) have adequate first-aid training.
The best way to protect yourself and others is to prepare for an emergency before it happens by doing a thorough assessment of the workplace.
Fire detection systems can significantly reduce property damage, personal injuries, and the loss of life from fire in the workplace.
You are required to follow the Fire Detection Systems standard if an OSHA standard states that you must install a Fire Protection System.
Fixed Extinguishing Systems extinguish a fire and alert occupants before extensive damage occurs by filling the protected area with an extinguishing agent.
The EAP may allow several employees to fight fires. The EAP may allow several employees to fight fires.
The employees must be trained in the use and limitations of a fire extinguisher.
Fires can increase in intensity in seconds. In addition, the fire extinguishers contain a limited amount of extinguishing agent and can be discharged in seconds. Therefore, individuals should attempt to fight only very small fires.
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