The Importance of Emergency Planning

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the leading causes of emergency, what are the possible effects of an emergency, what is emergency planning, how to properly plan for workplace emergencies, how to prevent domino effect in an emergency situation, who are the responsible in assembling workplace emergency plan, what are the information that can be found in emergency plan, different strategies used to combat emergency situations. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 17 minutes full length version.

Existing OSHA, SARA Title III, and numerous state regulations call for all facilities to meet a number of Emergency Preparedness/Crisis Management requirements. These include:

  • That every facility have an Emergency Plan that spells out what is to be done in case of an emergency.
  • That this plan, as well as other important information, be shared with the local Emergency Planning Committee and emergency response groups such as the police, fire department and others.

Atlantic Training's "Emergency Planning" training program assists facilities in complying with these regulations and help them prepare for potential emergency situations.

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Video Transcript

Planning is the key and planning requires careful considerations of what critical processes occur in your plant you might go array if left uncheck. Your plan should provide a lists of written disaster procedures, established command chain and training for all employees. The plan should be simple, concise and easy to follow. Your company should be involved with a local emergency planning committee appointed by your state emergency response commission. Your facility emergency action plan spells out emergency response procedures and explains what you and your co-workers should when something goes wrong. It covers plan organization, evacuation, assembly and check-in, drills and practice as well as personal responsibility and watchfulness to prevent chaos in an emergency.