An emergency plan is a written set of instructions that defines what workers and others at the workplace should do in the event of a disaster or local emergency.
An emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document required by particular OSHA standards. [29 CFR 1910.38(a)] The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.
Effective communication is the most vital component of any emergency response. Streamlined, efficient communication can help mitigate loss of life and keep responders safe. Make sure you have a tested communication plan and system in place.
The threats will vary, depending on the scope and type of organization. However, when looking at the main threats generically, these might include structure fire, wildfire, explosion, medical emergency, rescues, incidents with hazardous chemicals, bomb threats, active shooter, and natural disasters.
In the context of emergency planning a definition of a major emergency is any event (happening with or without warning) causing or threatening death or injury, damage to property or the environment or disruption to the community which, because of the scale of its effects, cannot be dealt with by the emergency services
The Safe Community Project does not reinvent the wheel – however, our experts will learn about your organization, the threats that could impact you, your employees visitors and the surrounding community, and will then apply national standards to a process that is both easily understood by your leadership and staff – and by local first responders. We comply with FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide.
The cost of developing a plan varies based on each individual organization’s needs and existing plans. Is there a plan at all? Can it be updated? If no plan, why not? Plans often start in the mid five figures, but can extend to six figures or more, depending on the needs, complexity, and timing required to develop.