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February 16, 2015

Seven Elements of Successful Emergency Planning

severe weather, storm shelter, evacuationWhat will your workers do when a welder’s torch sets off a fire in a renovation project? How should workers at a construction site react when the sky takes on the greenish cast that suggests a tornado may be developing? What happens if a noxious chemical is released in an office building?

Anticipating and preparing for scenarios like these is the goal of an emergency action plan. The safety experts at Safety Management Group in Indianapolis have penned an article to help you prepare for these situations - or others you might encounter. Although every worksite presents a unique set of hazards, the seven steps outlined in the article will give you a solid framework for your own plans, including:

  • Determine correct actions
  • Create rally points
  • Verify safe routes
  • Drill (or don't!)
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