Employers are required to provide a safe working environment for employees and that responsibility means having an emergency plan for responding positively to natural disasters. Readiness, through understanding of evacuation plans or drilling for regionally specific scenarios, is the key to keeping your workforce out of harm’s way.
Working safely and following proper procedures for emergency preparedness can prevent many emergency situations.
This lesson creates awareness about the dangers of fire and other emergencies, provides an overview of the requirements for emergency action and fire prevention plans, and touches on best practices for responding to alarms and practicing preparedness through drills. This lesson does not cover how to prepare for hazardous waste material emergencies or responses such as cleanup.