September is National Preparedness Month (NPM)! NPM is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year.
The 2020 theme is Disasters Don’t Wait- Make your Plan Today.
The same principles promoted for NPM apply to prepare for workplace emergencies. Specifically, starting with an up-to-date Emergency Action Plan!
Emergency Action Plans and Contingency Plans are required by various regulations, including OSHA 29 CFR 1910.38 and 157, Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code 527 CMR 1.0, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 310 CMR 30.000.
It’s important to know if your facility is required to have an Emergency Action Plan or a Contingency Plan because regulators will look for the appropriate implementation during inspections.
All employees must have access to the written Plan and be trained on it. It’s critical that everyone be well-versed in proper response procedures should an incident occur! It’s good practice to hold drills for the […]