Proactive Safety: Emergency Action Plans

An emergency action plan (EAP) is designed to facilitate and organize employer and worker actions during workplace emergencies. Disorganized evacuations or poor emergency response can lead to injuries, illness and property damage. Two OSHA standards (29 CFR 1910.38(a)and 29 CFR 1926.35) require written EAPs. Putting together a comprehensive emergency action plan involves ... [Continue Reading]

Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Developing an emergency response plan is an essential part of any construction safety plan and goes a long way to protect workers--and anyone on the job site--in the event of a variety of disasters. Building evacuations, CPR training and sheltering from severe weather are just a few of the scenarios where an emergency response plan comes into action. Chemical spills and ... [Continue Reading]