Drafting An Emergency Action Plan: How To Ensure Worksite Compliance With OSHA's EAP Standards
Webinar: ID# 1001562
About This Course:
Nearly every organization must have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to get employees out of harm’s way as quickly as possible in a disaster. The EAP may be simple and straightforward as in the case of a small office with no manufacturing, or it could be quite complex—for instance, in the case of a company with an extensive and large manufacturing operation.
In the event of an emergency or disaster, such as a fire, earthquake, workplace violence incident, or chemical release, it’s critical to make sure employees can safely exit the facility as quickly as possible. That means having a well-thought-out exit strategy that employees have been trained on. In addition, there are other important regulatory requirements to consider, such as EAP training, documentation like a written policy, and procedures for quickly reporting emergencies.
Developing a comprehensive emergency action plan can help you meet both of these requirements. To learn how, join us for our webinar, Drafting an Emergency Action Plan: How to Ensure Worksite Compliance with OSHA’s EAP Standards. Our presenter, a seasoned safety lawyer familiar with OSHA’s requirements for emergency planning, has helped many companies develop and implement EAPs—and can help you do it, too. Learning Objectives:
- Determine if OSHA requires you to plan for emergencies using an EAP
- Identify which emergencies OSHA requires your EAP to cover
- Avoid typical OSHA violations related to EAPs
- Recognize potential emergencies you should plan for that OSHA doesn’t require you to cover
- Involve appropriate parties when developing your EAP
- Get management, supervisors, and employees to help you develop your EAP
- Determine what training should be included in your EAP
- Ensure your EAP meets OSHA’s requirements for “written” documentation
- Ascertain what constitutes acceptable “means of egress”
- Determine whether all employees have been evacuated in an emergency
- Identify evacuation and exit routes
- Report emergencies
- Review existing EAPs according to OSHA’s requirements, and more!
Don’t wait for your employees to be injured during an emergency before you develop or review your EAP. Learn drafting tips to ensure it complies with OSHA standards and does the job it’s designed to do—protect employees during an emergency to minimize the risk of injury or death.About Your Presenter
Tracy L. Moon, Jr., Esq., is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representation of employers before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and a variety of state law wrongful discharge, contract, and tort claims.
Moon also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board and other government agencies, including the EEOC and OSHA. He counsels and trains employers on labor and employment law, including conducting on-site compliance inspections and in-house management training programs. He is a frequent speaker at various employment and labor law programs.