An EMS requires an emergency preparedness and responseelement as part of the system. Most facilities have some form ofemergency response procedures in place in the event of anemergency, spill or fire, and to meet OSHA and EPArequirements. For the EMS, a general emergency responseplan needs to be developed to encompass the following fouritems.1.Emergency response,2.Emergency reporting,3.Review of incidents and procedures,4.Practice emergency response.Designate a central emergency response coordinator.
Establish andmaintainprocedures torespond to andreport, asappropriate,accidents,malfunctions, spills,upsets, and otheremergencysituations, and tomitigate anyassociatedenvironmentalimpacts, andprovide for a reviewof the proceduresafter the occurrenceof an accident oremergency.[R 324.1505(2)(b)(vii)]